Recycled Cardboard DIYs!

I loved coming up with these ideas, because they are super cheap, you don’t need many, and they are recycled! yay! They should all be super easy to make, and hopefully super useful! Maybe you can give them a cheeky go? πŸ™‚


Happy Thursday everybodyy!

I decided suddenly to come up with a few ideas to get you going on what to make using just cardboard, and a few toher things! I had a quick brainstorm in my head, then got out a load of craft things to get making!

You’re going to have to forgive my undecisive photography…! I decided to go for a dark, cosy theme, then because there wasn’t a lot of light, it’s a bit grainy, but oh well! Hopefully these cutee little DIYs will make up for it! ❀

I went for a sort of ‘cosy’ theme for the makes aswell, and I think it worked quite well, hope you like!

Hope you lot enjoy reading how to make these!…


DIY #1

Welcome Home Sign

I think I am actually in love with this adorable design…the way you can make something so ‘rubbishy’ into something brand new and gorgeous! What a lovely cosy welcome sign, right? πŸ™‚

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You Will Need…

  • Thick cardboard
  • Pen
  • String
  • Selotape (any toher kind of tape will do)

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How to make it…

Firstly, on a rectangle of cardboard, use a pen or pencil to sketch out the writing. I used this snazzy font, and used a Uni pin 0.8. The message I wrote was ‘Welcome Home’!

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I then drew a cute little mouse about to go in the mouse hole-after a long day at work!

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Next you want to gently, but scruffily rip around the edges of the sign, so it looks rustic and …well….mousey! πŸ™‚

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Then you can finally add the string to the back!

Cut a small length of plain string (preferably old string) and selotape both ends to the top of the back of the sign!

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This is probably my favourite out of the three-I just love how it looks on my wall! ❀

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DIY #2

Mini Menu Board

This is such a cute, useful, cute DIY…did I mention cute? πŸ˜‰

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You Will Need…

  • Letter stamps
  • Ink pad
  • scissors
  • cardboard
  • Pen
  • Stapler
  • Paper
  • Glue/selotape
  • *Optional* mini easel

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How to make it…

To start, stamp the word ‘MENU’ (or another word that you want!) on to the cardboard rectangle.

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Then use scissors to carefully cut around it, I decided to make some cat ears on top! ^-^

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And now cut lots and lots and looots of small rectangles of paper (that will fit within the cardboard).

Then staple the very top so you have a sort of notepad.

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Theeen, glue or selotape the back of the notepad on to the menu board!

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Yaay! πŸ™‚

Now just to write what is for dinner tonight…

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DIY #3

Cardboard Dino Pegs

Because, really-who wouldn’t want a dino peg?

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You Will Need…

  • Cardboard
  • Pen
  • Scissors
  • Old peg
  • PVA Glue (or double sided sticky tape!)

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How to make it…

Firstly, (this is a super easy DIY) grab the pen and get drawing some dinos! Of course you can draw any design, but I am currently obsessing over ‘cute’ dinosaurs! πŸ˜‰

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Then you are going to want to cut very carefully around it. Leave a bit of a border.

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Then squeeze a little blob of PVA on to the back!

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And to finish, stick it straight on to the front of the peg! yay all finished!

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I really hope you liked these eay, quick and upcycled ideas today!

I am sad the photos didn’t turn out well-but I hope you can look past that!! ❀ πŸ˜‰

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Have an amAZIng daay my lovely people! You are honestly the beest πŸ™‚

crafty hugs!

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