Friday, April 15, 2011

Re-Purposed Cereal Boxes

I don't know about you but my family goes through cereal boxes like crazy! We eat cereal for late night snacks several times a week! So I usually fold the boxes down and keep them for homeschool projects. Here is one way we reuse them.



It's Addy's poetry book. I used the fold that was already there to make it easier. I folded a piece of paper in half and lined it up with the crease in the box. Then traced the paper to make my cover outline. I cut out the cover and folded the book and the papers together. Using a thick needle and some thick thread I sewed the book together in the crease. You can also punch holes and use yarn or ribbon.

There are countless tutorials online that range from really easy to really difficult.

6 comments:

  1. My oldest is supposed to be working on a recycling project this week for school and this would be a great project for him to make....thanks for sharing!

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  2. Great idea! We have a lot of honey nut cheerios boxes around! :)

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  3. What a wonderful way to upcycle! I saw your link-up at the CSI Project and just had to come by. I love the bold graphics of those classic kid cereals, and love the way you used them to create something new, stylish and functional too!

    New follower,
    Jenn/Rook No. 17

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  4. I was wondering what to do with those cereal boxes...lol Very fun!!

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  5. Oh my heck I LOVE this! My kids go through cereal like water, too, so I love the idea of being able to do something with all that tagboard (besides just recycling it.) Adding this to my Pintrest board.

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  6. Colored pencil & marker boxes work great also...I love this idea, my 4 year old loves little notebooks to take places.

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