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« on: July 29, 2016 06:03:09 PM »

I'm not seeing much on pinterest, but the amazon fairy visits my house often, I usually use the boxes to ship ebay sales or to store things, but I'd like to make some pretties for organization, storage, and decoration. Any ideas, or can you point me in the right direction?

FYI, I suck ad modpodging scrapbook paper on stuff, lol. Any tips on that would help tremendously. Thanks!!
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« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2016 08:24:18 PM »

Duck tape! Or duct tape! Easy to apply and makes boxes stronger. And with all the new colors and designs, you can make the boxes match your decor.

I use the Amazon boxes for canvases for preschooler art, book covers and building materials for the kids at school.
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« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2016 04:40:55 PM »

http://movinginsider.com/2012/11/27/diy-cardboard-crafts/
http://www.minimalisti.com/diy/02/diy-cardboard-furniture-ideas-fun-projects.html
I thought these sites had some interesting ideas.

Duct tape is a great idea. I think fabric and some spray adhesive would work too. But duct tape is definitely easier.
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« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2016 11:56:20 PM »

I use mine to post stuff to people, reuse all the air pocket gubbins too!
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« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2016 06:13:50 AM »

i have not had Amazon boxes for some time. The ASOS boxes that fit A4 papers and cardstock I am using as storage for papercrafts, papers, cardstock, copies of printables. I glued all sorts of leftover papers, old stickers, small cut-outs of flowers etc all on the outside of the box. Any spare space that remains uncovered I do a little acrylic paint or glitterglue. So far I have made 2 boxes.
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« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2016 06:04:39 PM »

I create cat tunnels and playgrounds with them . ..  we have three cats who can't get enough cardboard!  They claw it, climb in it, play hide and seek with each other and sleep in them . . .
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« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2016 12:21:39 PM »

I like to print stuff (craft tutorials) off the internet so I'm trying to organize those, making a magazine caddie depending on the size of box could be an idea.  Next time you give a gift you can put a box inside a box, etc. and fool your giftee!
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« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2016 08:44:45 AM »

My cats claim the boxes as soon as they come in, too.  Sometimes they don't wait for us to empty them!

I used several boxes to make a side table; I nested and then stacked a few for the center support, then laminated several flat layers of cardboard for the top (almost an inch thick; run corrugation in different directions for each layer to make it strong).  Covered everything with layers of newspaper, then pictures from magazines.  Could also have been painted.

The table came out very sturdy; my 6-foot christmas tree is on it right now.

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