I first saw this tip on the Carol Duvall show. (I love her)! It’s very frugal and a great way to upcycle. I used cereal boxes to demonstrate, but this method works for any size box.
Here’s what you’ll need: Clean used boxes.
White or craft glue.
Clamps or clothespins.
Step 1: Find the flap on the inside where they seamed the box together. Slide your finger or a letter opener along the seam to open the box.
Step 2: At each of the previous folds in the box, refold and crease it in the opposite direction.
Spread glue on the original seam of the box. Don’t worry if it looks messy. The flap will cover it :)
Fold the flap to cover the glue and use your clamps or clothespins to hold it until the glue dries. I have a stack in the background already glued and finished.
Pop it back into a box shape and refold the tabs. Voila! The outside now looks like a brand new box and the the pretty graphics are on the inside. Cereal and cracker boxes are perfect for small items or photos that normally would be shipped in a manila envelope. The cardboard is much sturdier in the mail. Use the same steps are for any size of box.
Now go forth and upcycle your boxes this Christmas!
Find more tips and ideas at Works For Me Wednesday.