DIY Using Cardboard:
Cardboard is one of the most versatile things designed by mankind. Used for varied purposes, it always dons a new avatar and reinforces its efficiency and utility. Apart from being used in packing, stationary and much more cardboard is used in many DIY creative projects. In fact, DIY using cardboard has so many options that it becomes difficult to choose just one. Here are some of the best DIY using cardboard that you can try too:
DIY cardboard tray
- Cardboard box – preferably one that is really sturdy. Food and cereal boxes may be too thin
- Mod Podge
- X-Acto knife or a razor blade to use deconstructing the box
- Fabric – Use a lightweight fabric like cotton
- Deconstruct the box as shown above.
- Keep the scrap pieces of cardboard to make any missing tray sides.
- Take a large piece of cardboard to cover the inside of the tray.
- Use mod podge to glue the sides together and adhere the fabric to the cardboard.
- It is best to gift wrap the tray like a present. Lay out a large piece of fabric and place the cardboard tray in the middle of the fabric, bottom side down. Fold the fabric over the sides of the tray.
- Apply another piece of fabric to a large piece of cardboard the same size as the bottom of the tray and pop it into the tray to hide messy edges.
DIY cardboard pendant light
- Corrugated cardboard, 25″ wide and as tall as you’d like your light
- Spray paint
- Yard stick
- Box cutter
- Glue gun
- Pendant light cord
- Spray paint one side of the cardboard. Let it dry thoroughly and turn the cardboard painted side down.
- Mark the cardboard at 5-inch intervals lengthwise with the box cutter. On each mark, make a vertical cut with the box cutter so that the top side of the cardboard is cut but the bottom side remains intact.
- Lay the cardboard flat and cut it into strips lengthwise by tracing along the yard stick with the box cutter.
- Once the strips are cut, hot glue the ends of each strip together (painted side in) so that you get pentagons.
- Make a staggered stack with the pentagons and secure them in place with hot glue.
- Finally, cut a solid pentagon out of cardboard for the top of the pendant. Cut a hole in the top just wide enough to fit the light socket snugly. Secure this to the top of the pendant with hot glue, and light it up!
No more hunting for a beautiful lamp when you can make your own DIY using cardboard.