Cardboard can just be so damn useful : eight ways to use cardboard scrap at home

October 27 |

We handled Audrey's tutorial on building a cardboard cabinet a while back, and ever since dreams of cardboard have been dancing in my head. There are so many interesting ways to use this ever-present stuff. Hop on the trend with one of these ideas — and when you're ready, go to foldschool.

Source: shelterness.com via Cat on Pinterest

These paper logs take some work to make, but are such an interesting visual form.

Crafter Nike coveted designer wall files, so she made her own set.

Source: None via Cat on Pinterest

Cardboard castle is so effing whimsical!

I dream of having a party at which I can build an entire cardboard scene.

Jellyfish Jelly is a kids crafting site with a tute on this cereal box chandelier.

Source: 66.163.168.225 via Cat on Pinterest

This fully lit cardboard cabinet comes straight from the site of the French hobbyists who've popularized this stuff, which Babelfish seems to translate to Thunder of paperboard! The pieces of furniture activity out of paperboard of association Recreation.

Cut up cardboard tubes and use them for wall storage. Pure brilliance.

Source: designsponge.com via Cat on Pinterest

And finally, something I totally need to start making: cut a window and your shoe box becomes a shadow box.

    • THANK YOU FOR THE DESIGN SPONGE LINK.
      Those logs shall be mine.

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  1. Shadowbox idea is awesome! It would be farily simple to fit a piece of clear plastic to the inside of the lid + a little paint and it could look really nice

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  2. Man, I really love these. We finally broke down and bought a modern TV… I never thought I'd be so excited about the box.

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  3. I'm glad to see my cardboard tutorial has inspired a carboard frenzy :) All these creations are beautiful, and the logs are simply amazing.

    "Thunder of paperboard!" Haha! Automatic translation, please remain so hilariously wrong!

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  4. love all of these
    but just a word of warning – the cardboard log tutorial says to use your hands to mix the plaster of paris. PLEASE be VERY CAREFUL with this!!!
    Plaster of Paris releases heat as it sets and there was in incident in a school in England where a girl submerged her hands in plaster of paris to make a mould and as it set the heat rose to 60'c (140'f) and burned her hands so badly that she lost 8 of her fingers and has seriously deformed hands that plastic surgeons have had to spend many many surgeries trying to help her!

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/6311398/Schoolgirl-16-lost-eight-fingers-in-plaster-of-Paris-accident-during-art-lesson.html

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  5. You know what? I had been trying to think of ways to make decorations for our 'wedding' in a year completely out of used stuff–and THIS is some inspiration baby! Especially the cardboard scenes!
    THANKS :D

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