Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Tutorial: Recycled Cardboard Puffy Boxes

A couple of days ago, I posted some pictures of play milk cartons made from recycled cereal boxes.

Today's post is going to be all about how easy it is to make puffy boxes.

Skill Level: Easy
Items Needed:
Cardboard cereal or cookie box
Sewing machine or glue
Average Time: 5 minutes

First, you should head over to Mirkwood Designs for the template.

Grab your empty cardboard 
box and cut it in half.

Next print out the template and trace it onto your box.

Not too pretty looking but it's on the inside.

Cut it out.

Score it with the back of your scissors to make folding easier.

Use a piece of the cardboard that you cut as your guide for scoring the rounded part of the box.

Fold it over and glue one side of the box to the tab you cut.  Alternatively, you could sew it.  I sewed it.

Now would be a good time to attach your label if you have one.

Fold in the ends

Looks good so far

I cut some of the inner flap to make it easier to open.

Voila!  You are done.


  1. I just found your blog and I love this idea. Wonderful recycling too:)