35 awesome ideas that will convince you not to throw away empty boxes
We all have a number of empty boxes lying around the house. We usually put them on shelves along with other useless things, or we simply throw them away. But before getting rid of these boxes, just pause for a moment and think about how you can breathe a new life into them.
Bright Side presents the 35 coolest ideas to turn old boxes into fabulous and useful things for your house and everyday life.
A picnic basket
Make a cute picnic basket from an ordinary shoe box by attaching two ribbon handles to it and covering it with pretty fabrics. The detailed description of this creative project is here.
A makeup storage box
You will become the owner of this fashionable makeup storage box by creating these beautiful drawers from empty boxes. Perfect for your makeup and beauty products! Click here for more instructions.
A photo projector
You can make a projector from a shoe box and a magnifying glass to view photos and videos from your smartphone on a big screen. The instructions are here.
An earring organizer
An empty box can make a perfect organizer for your earrings. Check out how to make such a beautiful piece of art with your own hands.
A charging station
Keep the wires of your gadgets from getting tangled into knots by creating this useful and practical organizer. This is how you can turn an ordinary shoe box into a charging station.
A puppet theatre
Kids will definitely appreciate this clever and fascinating idea.
A marble run
Building a marble run will not only entertain your kids, but it will also improve their imagination, logic, and visual perception. Find the instructions here.
Handbags for little ladies
These cute handbags will make perfect accessories for summer outfits of little fashionistas.
Make your little daughter’s dream come true by constructing this amazing dollhouse from boxes. Here is the detailed description of this creative idea.
A sewing machine
You can make this useful toy for your little one from an ordinary box by following these simple instructions.
Little boys will be delighted by this cardboard box car with a steering wheel. Click here for more instructions.
Get the kids involved in making these simple, yet so colorful, little houses.
A carnival costume
This is a great idea for designing an amazing outfit for your child's costume party. Follow the instructions for this fascinating project here.
This is how you can make such a work of art from cereal boxes.
An organizer for magazines
Making an organizer for magazines from an ordinary cereal box and masking tape is super easy and a lot of fun. Check out the detailed description of this project here.
A storage box for washcloths
Wrap and glue jute around a tissue box and get the most beautiful vintage accessory for storing washcloths and towels. Follow the instructions here.
A perfect idea for enthusiasts of the decoupage style who can show off their skills and creativity by making a suitcase from an ordinary shoe box. Here are the instructions for making such a lovely suitcase.
Empty milk cartons and juice boxes are perfect materials for making an amazing birdhouse.
A photo collage board
Dress up the empty walls of your house with this beautiful décor. Click here for more instructions.
A perfect idea for displaying some of your favorite vases or frames. The instructions are here.
Pens and pencils won’t be scattered all over the house if you put them in this creative organizer.
A pocket notebook
Follow these instructions to make your own stylish pocket notebook from a cereal box.
A really useful idea to keep your colorful ribbons organized.
You can keep anything you want in this pretty cardboard container — tea bags, children's toys, sweets, etc. The detailed description of this project by a mom of three girls is described here.
You can easily make this kind of vintage flowerpot from an empty box. Find the instructions here.
A house for your pets
This useful idea will help you make your beloved pet’s life more comfortable.
A decorative fireplace
You can change the entire atmosphere of your house and add a sense of warmth and comfort to your home by creating this kind of magical fireplace from cardboard boxes.
An excellent and super easy idea to store your shoes.
Another great idea for storing your clothes.
A makeup box
This visually stunning makeup box will be perfect storage for all your beauty products.
This elegant bookshelf will look really great in your house. This is how you can turn this idea into reality.
A cardboard chandelier is way more original and budget friendly than a crystal one.
Create an awesome lantern for your backyard by following these simple instructions.
Instructions for the creation of this stylish accessory are here.
A thread spool box
The perfect idea for those who love sewing. Here are the instructions for this practical and useful DIY project.