Sunday, March 4, 2012
Cereal Box Craziness!
If there is one thing we have an overabundance of in this house, it would be cereal boxes. Usually they go into a dumpster at Tall's school where they are recycled into insulation with the school getting part of the profit. I love a win-win situation like that!
However, I recently dipped into the cereal box stash for a project that I will share later in this blog. (In other words, when I finally finish it.) And then I began to wonder what other creative ideas bloggers came up for their cereal box stashes. Here are some of the wonderful projects that I pinned onto my Pinterest board:
The beautiful gift bag is made by Colleen at Clever Nesting. I love the colors!
These hexagonal stacking boxes are so clever and a great way to store small items. Think of the pretty patterned papers you could decorate them with to match your desk or wherever you would want to use them. The tutorial comes from Lenore at Evil Mad Scientist. (I love that site and I really need to feature it soon.)
I cannot believe this pretty trivet and coaster set are made out of cereal boxes. Check out Patricia's tutorial over at Green is Universal to make your own. Now I just need a nice teapot to go with them!
I love the simplicity of this journal by Ellen at The Long Thread. It looks great as it is, but you could add all sorts of things to it if you wanted to jazz it up.
Easter is around the corner but this little basket is way to cute to tuck away after the holiday. Michele at Michele Made Me used thin strips from cereal boxes to make this nest of cuteness. She also made an adorable garland the same way.
This last project is another one of those, "no way those are made of cereal boxes" post. These lighthouse candle holders (for battery operated tea lights of course) are the genius idea of Angie over at her blog, Burton Avenue.
I hope these have inspired you to hang on to that empty boxed of Mini Wheats and Frosted Flakes - because you never know what they could become!