Archive for the ‘Boxes and cartons’ Category

Gift bag made of cereal box

Monday, April 28th, 2008


Postcards or valentines collector

Sunday, April 6th, 2008


Craft supplies

Shoe box

Craft knife

Acrylic paint, brush


Embellishments – pom-poms, mini mirrors, gemstones, stickers etc.

Glitter glue – gold

Loaded glue gun


Cut an opening in shoe box’ lid

Paint the box and the lid with your favorite color (we used red), let it dry

Glue the ribbon by the edges of the opening so it’s nice and neat

Decorate your box with any embellishments you like more

Write your name or “For Mom” or “For Grandpa” or anything you wish on the box or the lid

Display and fill with cards!

Cardboard house with picture

Saturday, April 5th, 2008

This craft is soooooo suitable for any occasion. First, you can do it for yourself as picture display. Second-third-fourth and so, you can make it Mother’s day gift, Father’s day gift, Grandparents’ day gift or Valentine’s day gift: just add corresponding words or embellishments! πŸ™‚

Craft supplies

Cardboard house from craft store

Acrylic paint – we chose pearl-pink and light purple, paintbrush

Picture with your happy face πŸ™‚ Or two-three-four happy faces

Couple wooden stars from craft store




School glue

Optional: stickers, markers


Paint the house any way you like it, let it dry

Paint stars with glue, sprinkle with glitter, let the glue dry

Glue the stars to the “roof” part of the house

Choose a picture that you can crop to make a “door” with it

Glue it to the house

Frame picture with ribbon

Tip: instead of stars, you can add “window” in the attic, too πŸ™‚ If you make this craft for Valentine’s day, add some hearts stickers and write loving words! πŸ™‚

Magazine file made of cereal box

Tuesday, February 12th, 2008

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This is a great space organizer that costs almost nothing and reflects your personality! You can keep your homework there, just don’t forget to return it on time! πŸ™‚

Craft supplies

Family size cereal box



Acrylic paint, brush

Embellishments by your choice (we had foam insects stickers for “girly” one and glowing-in-the-dark plastic stars and planets for boys one)

Glitter glue pen

Glue (if your embellishments are not self-adhesive)


Mark the box how high you want shorter part to be (we suggest it a bit lower than 1/2 height)

Draw a slide curve from the “hill” down on one side

Repeat on the other side

Cut it out

Paint it with any color you want (there could be two different colors on two sides, or rainbow or any other pattern)

Let it dry

Put the embellishments on, add some glamour look with glitter

Now it’s time to fill it and let it work! Enjoy!

Gift box made of check box

Thursday, February 7th, 2008


Crafts supplies (necklace on the picture not included)

Empty check box

Tissue paper



1 big matching pom-pom


Trace the box on tissue paper, cut it out, set aside

Wrap both under box and the lid separetely with tissue paper (you can use 2 different colors but they still better be matching πŸ™‚

Secure paper ends with tape

Put rectangle that you cut out inside on the bottom

Glue pom-pom on the lid.

Now put anything that fit inside and gift! This box is great for any Holiday, only wrapping varies πŸ™‚

Egg carton caterpillar

Saturday, February 2nd, 2008

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Craft supplies

Egg carton, or egg plastic, or egg styrofoam (one half by length)

Acrylic paint

2 oval googly eyes

1 β€˜bump’ from red bumpy pipe cleaner for smile (or red marker to draw it if you wish)

Black marker for eyelashes and brows

1 red pom-pom for nose

5 halves of multicolored pipe cleaners for legs

10 pony beads to secure β€˜feet’

Gemstones to decorate (optional)


Glue gun, glue stick


Cut egg carton in halves by length

Color outer side (each bump with different paint or the same, as you wish)

While paint dries out, prepare legs:

Cut pipe cleaner in halves, string pony beads on the ends, curl to secure

Turn your caterpillar-to-be over, hotglue legs across the body, shape them so caterpillar stands, not floats

Hotglue eyes, nose, mouth

Draw eyelashes, brows, freckles J (and mouth, if you didn’t use pipe cleaner for it)

Decorate with gemstones, or beads, or stickers

You can also add β€˜crown’ (we used 3-D flower bead, or prepare paper crown and glue it to head)