Whilst the wintry January spell lasts, I love to spend hours and hours in my sun room, swarmed with funky junkie stuff and there I sit, thinking how can I utilize them in the most useful way! Well, surely, I do! The fresh idea of experimenting with recyclable stuff and instead of letting it biodegrade wastefully, I love to transform and transfix things in the most imaginatively overjoying manner. Recently, I am hitting on the miscellaneous cardboard boxes piled in the attic upstairs, waiting to be reused again someday!
I love them, as they are sturdy boxes, colored magnificently and my artistic vibes keep hinting me to use them as a sundry collection, for the little things I need around my house and certainly, while so much ecofriendly waste stuff lies fading away in the attic, like my old rusting piano, dithering atlases, weather-beaten garden articles, waning almanacs, piles of books, calloused picture albums and lots more, certainly, there is no wisdom in buying newer things and cramming up the place even more!
Being a mariner’s daughter, there are lots and lots of cardboard shipping boxes in our house, as well as cigarette boxes, wine boxes and a lot of similar stuff, used frequently by the seafarers. Our house is planted in the heart of Istanbul, right across the glistening blue waters of the Bosporus Sea and due to this charismatic blend of the two continents, Asia and Europe, I’m fortunate to have the best of these most beautiful lands in the world. All my life, I would stand in my window, watching the boxes unload, unpack and weave their way into our house as my dad would fondly bring dazzling gifts from every hidden corner of this planet, before our very eyes!
Since I’ve grown up watching these cardboard heaps, and owning an incredible degree of deep-rooted association with them, I have hundreds of awesome ideas to share with you but right now, I will start with just a few basic ideas today and fascinate with you with The Theory and Perks of Having Hundreds of Cardboard Wonders in your house!
So, let’s read on…
Build That Feline Tower
Being a pet lover, I adore playing with my two Persian kittens, Snowball and Pansy! However, cats are capricious, little souls and owing to their erratic mood swings, there is certainly a danger that looms largely of having your money wasted if you buy a pricey cat tower and the cats may just damage it in bits and pieces! This is exactly why my mom build me some handsomely shaded feline towers or kitten condominiums from the overstocked cardboard boxes, giving a very aristocratic look to my kittens! We disbursed all the remnants of cigarette boxes and other ecological cardboard stuff on the cat tower and let our delighted cats purr with joy, as they leapt friskily in it!
Present Your Children With A Playfort!
Now, as our kids eyed the kittens frisking happily inside their feline palace, they started asking the elders to build one fort for them too! We tried to find a huge collection of water resistant boxes buried deep inside our attic shelves and after days and days of untiring labor, we built the perfect fort for the excited children and no doubt, it turned out to be the most inexpensive yet the most endearing indoor leisure activity for them! For little girls, it’s always the most beautiful idea to craft a lovely dollhouse with the goodness of cardboard paper, wood and glue and then deck it with the adorable little dollies and their cute, little possessions!
Build Those Vintage Storage Boxes
DO you ever bugged at the very sight of mess lying around even after you spent hours and hours of cleaning and tidying up the house? Have you ever wondered what makes the stuff swarm all over the house out of nowhere? Well, that really doesn’t need any brainstorming and the simple reason is: you have lesser storage boxes as compared to the volume of your household things! To solve this, get some exquisitely patterned wrapping paper and bring the older art of vintage storage boxes back to your home! I love to impersonate that classical epoch and wishing I’d been born in those times, I often make beautiful storing boxes like jewelry boxes, biscuit boxes, hat boxes and lots more by reading handy tips mentioned in the online tutorials, thanks to Google! I prettified the whole thing and even screwed in golden tinted handles on the newly built cardboard storage box to impart a more timeless feeling into the entire thing!
Make That Unique Gift Box!
To gift the most exquisitely packed gift box, use the delightfulness of your hands and spread the most heartwarming message of love! Yes, every time you get a gift for your special ones, doll up the gift with an intricately designed gift packaging and utilize the cardboard well! You can cut the cardboard in various shapes and sizes and make your gift appear charismatically appealing!
Make the Sweet-Smelling Planter Boxes
Do you want to use those hefty cardboard packaging relinquishing in your house? Well, use it it in the garden and make the perfect planter boxes! You can make it in multiple styles, you can add a plastic lining, cut open the whole thing or just put it flat, making it protect the entire plant against the stifling effects of the weeds growing inside it! These boxes are an optimistic choice for treasuring the sweet smelling planters and giving that delicate, neat look to your garden!
Make Small Home Organizers
To store that patchily flocked stuff lying around the house, make little organizers and paper them with vibrantly designed wrapping to denote your picture-perfect lifestyle! This would not only tidy up the place but also help you to add tons of stylishness to your home!
Make Decorative Boxes:
To recreate an ornamental feel to your place, like an art deco home, make nicely colored decorative boxes and put them all over the place! You can easily use them for multipurpose home embellishments, such as sculptures, wall hangings, paintings etc.!
Hope the article help you explore the versatility of custom cardboard Boxes and I’m pretty sure, you would always store them to make the most creatively imagined things for your home next time!