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Got Extra Cardboard Lying Around? Put It To Good Use With These Four DIY Projects

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Twine Basket

SUPPLIES

Cardboard boxes

Hot glue

Twine

Pillow Case

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Fold the openings of a small cardboard box inward.

2. Use a hot glue gun to spread glue in a line.

3. Place twine on top of the glue and continue gluing the twine until you have about 2 inches of exposed cardboard.

4. Now cut the end of any excess twine.

5. Insert a pillow case at the top and cover the exposed cardboard.

6. Fill it with towels, clothes, toiletries and enjoy!

Desk Organizer

SUPPLIES

Cardboard box

Scissors

Hot glue

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Cut a piece of cardboard 4 inches x 12 inches.

2. Fold the piece of cardboard into thirds.

3. Cover the edge of the cardboard with decor tape leaving 1-2 inches of excess on one side.

4. Fold the cardboard into a triangle using the edge of a table or a heavy ruler.

5. Use the tape to stick the piece into shape.

6. Repeat steps 1-4 until you have 9 triangles.

7. Using a hot glue gun, glue the triangles together in the shape of a larger triangle.

8. Allow the hot glue to cool.

9. Fill the slots with pens, colored marker or other items and enjoy!

Storage Box

SUPPLIES

Large cardboard box

Contact paper

Scissors

Razor

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Wrap the exterior of a large cardboard box with contact paper.

2. On two ends, cut triangles to create handles for the box.

3. Use the box to store toys, clothes, or other things around the house!

4. Enjoy!

Drawer Organizer

SUPPLIES

Measuring tape

Contact paper

Scissors

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Measure the length, width, and depth of a clothing drawer.

2. Cut 2 pieces of cardboard with the length and depth of the drawer.

3. Cut 2 piece of cardboard with the width and depth of the drawer.

4. Use contact paper to wrap the pieces of cardboard.

5. On each piece cut slots at ⅓ of the length.

6. Arrange the horizontal pieces first and then insert the vertical pieces inside of your drawer. The arrangement should look like a grid with 9 boxes.

7. Fill it with clothing or other items and enjoy!

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