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13 Brilliant Cardboard Upcycling Ideas

Got cardboard boxes lying around? Don’t toss ’em! Check out these 13 cool ways to turn your cardboard stash into awesome stuff. From home decor to storage ideas, we’ve got you covered.

Upcycled Cardboard Ideas

Cardboard is firm but pliable and easy to work with. Don't toss it out...DIY with it.

collage with 9 cardboard box crafts
Kathy Owen founder of Petticoat Junktion
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Author: Kathy Owen
Kathy Owen is the founder of the home decor blog Petticoat Junktion where she shares tutorials on painting furniture and upcycling thrifty finds into unique home décor. Her DIY projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Kathy’s newest website is HappyHomeDIY.com

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  1. Kathy, I love all the cardboard recycle ideas but the little log cabin is one of my favorites. I am so in favor of re-purposing instead of trashing. Thanks for sharing all these examples!

  2. My favourite is the sandcastle but there are lots of great ideas here.