Crafts & DIY
Creative Ways To Reuse Cereal Boxes
Jenny Brown
03.01.16

Rather than recycle old cereal boxes, try out these clever ideas instead. Cereal boxes are made out of cardboard, which can be very resourceful when used properly. You can repurpose cereal boxes to be used as organization boxes, seed starts, and even notebooks.

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Storage Organizer

Cereal boxes are the perfect shape to be used as a storage organizer. You can apply bright strips of washi tape to them to give them the look you want. For a tutorial on how to make one, click here.

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Throw Away Your Lint With Fashion

Rather than use an ugly, out-of-place trash bag to collect lint from your drying clothes, create a stylish solution using a cereal box instead. Remove the top flaps from a large cereal box, and then spray paint the box any color you want. Next, use command strips on the back of clothespins to keep the box clipped to a wall.

More details on how to do this can be found here.

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Plastic Lid Holder

If you own a bunch of tupperware or other plastic containers, then there’s a good chance you have a lot of random lids scattered throughout the kitchen. Cut a cereal box to create a nice storage location for them.

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Mini Pocket Notebooks

Mini notebooks are incredibly cute and useful. They fit perfectly in your purse so you can take them wherever you’d like. More importantly, they are easy to make and can be made using an old cereal box. All you need is a cute button, decorative paper to cover the spine, and a string floss.

The full project tutorial can be found here.

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Magazine Holder

If you have a lot of magazines lying around, then store them in a uniquely designed magazine holder. More details can be found here.

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Seed Starters

Transform the mini boxes of cereal into seed starters for your garden. Cut open the boxes and fill it with fertilizer and seeds. Make sure you keep a dish underneath each box to collect any excess moisture.

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Craft Room Storage

Every craft room needs a storage organizer, and you can make your own using an old cereal box. Cut the bottom off of a cereal box, and fill it with empty toilet paper rolls. Then decorate the outside with washi tape. Now you can store your various craft pens and markers.

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Drawer Organizer

Plain cereal boxes can be transformed into awesome dividers for a drawer. Cut down a cereal box so that’s a perfect fit for your drawer. Then, decorate each box with washi tape.

Find full details here.

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Protective Shipping Envelope

Don’t spend money on shipping envelopes when you can create one using an old cereal. All it takes is some cutting, folding, and taping. Learn how to do this here.

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Watch the video below to learn how to transform a cereal box into a note holder:

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By Jenny Brown
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Jenny Brown is a senior writer at Shareably. She is based in San Francisco and can be reached at [email protected]
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