You can turn a cereal box, soda can, and torch bulb into a little flashlight with some basic folding and cutting. This step-by-step tutorial shows you how.
2. Mail Organizer
Cover cereal boxes with pretty fabrics, add a strip of cotton twill tape and labels, and stack them on the wall for a nifty organizer. The full tutorial is here.
3. Mini Notebooks
Cut out a segment of the box, fold in half, fill with blank or lined paper, add a button and cord, and decorate with pretty paper along the binding, as done here.
4. Mini-er Notebooks
Make tiny notebooks from 2” x 4” cut-outs. Great for writing lists or quick notes. This tutorial shows you how.
5. Gift Tags
Cut little rectangles out of the sides of cereal boxes and decorate with patterned paper. All the details are here.
6. Drawer Organizer
Line the insides of cereal boxes with patterned papers and arrange them in a drawer to keep your office supplies sorted, as done here.
7. Business Cards
Print out your info on the inside of a cereal box for economical and funky business cards. Here are the details.
This post shows you how to make mini piñatas by cutting animal shapes from cereal box cardboard and decorating them with fringe.
9. Desk Organizers
All you have to do is cute up boxes (slanted tops are helpful for storing papers) and cover with decorative paper, as done here.
10. Thread Spools
You can easily cut out little spools for winding embroidery thread from the sides of cereal boxes, as done here.
11. Gift Bags
This quick tutorial explains how to make gift bags for any occasion by covering boxes with decorative paper. Punch holes at the sides to insert ribbon for a handle.
12. Gift Boxes
Use this template to cut out a funky shape from the side of cereal box that turns into a nifty folded box.
Follow the tutorial and digram found here to fold a wallet — all you’ll need is some elastic and and a hole puncher.
14. Seed Starters
This blogger made little planters to fill with dirt and seeds. You can also add Dymo label plant markers if you like.
A 4” x 6” piece of cardboard becomes a postcard with some basic line marks on the back. This post explains how.
16. Pencil Case
Some folding, cutting, and a Velcro closure transform cereal boxes into pencil cases. Read about it here.
These directions show you how to weave yarn through a cardboard circle to create a colorful hanging ornament.
18. Trivet and Coasters
This blogger made chic modern table decor by cutting up and layering used boxes.
Cut strips 1 1/2” x 6” in size and string a ribbon through a top to create a bookmark, as done here.
Punch holes in old cereal boxes and place a light inside for unique night lighting. This post has more info.
This blogger made decorative globes from strips of old cereal boxes. These could be fun party or kids room decor.
Use cereal box inserts to add sturdiness to a no-sew leather clutch. Follow this detailed tutorial.
23. Sunburst Mirror
Yes, this is made from a cereal box. Thin strips of cardboard can be arranged in a sunburst design around a mirror — with some patience and this tutorial.
24. Wall Hangings
Cover boxes with decorative paper and mount them on the wall like this blogger for simple decorative art.
Check out these directions for creating 3D painted letters to match your party theme.
26. Photo Frame Mat
Accent your photos with fabric-covered cardboard mats, like this blogger.
27. Present Toppers
Use leftover boxes to cerate poofs and bows for gift embellishing. This post has more details.
This tutorial is for a surprisingly easy piece of jewelry. Just roll strips of cardboard and cover in varnish to create beads. String them into a necklace and you’re done.
29. Cupcake Box
Reuse as a cupcake carrier — just turn into a horizontal box and add tape at the corners to prevent the lid from falling in, like this blogger did.
Use this template to cut out puzzle pieces from an old box. You could repaint with another design before cutting, or keep the cereal box motif.
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