March 12, 2012 at 10:03 am
by Suzonne Stirling
I missed National Cereal Day last week, probably because I was too busy eating a bowl or serving one to someone, and if your household is anything like mine, you end up with a lot of cereal boxes in a short period of time. Sure, you can just recycle them, but why not use them in a more creative fashion – beyond using them to create templates, which is very practical, but hardly something to get worked up about. To get you started, here are some of the more creative uses I found. They just might inspire you to pluck those boxes from the recycling bins!
Just in time for Easter, a cereal box basket from Michele Made Me (check out all of her other great recycled crafts as well!)
It’s hard to believe these lighthouse candle holders were made from cereal boxes! Find the tutorial at Burton Avenue.
There are all kinds of wonderful (and expensive) oversized letters on the market, but you can construct your own from a cereal box (and then hang them as well, if you like). Cover them with paper, spray paint them…there are all kinds of possibilities! Find out how to make the letters from Millionayres.
It’s easy to make 3-dimensional cardboard stars. Visit Grey Luster Girl for the details.
Turn those cereal boxes into pretty (and useful) mailboxes for the fridge with There’s a Hole in My Bucket.
I need boxes for all kinds of things, from small gifts to craft doodads. You can make your own matchboxes by following this tutorial from A Little Hut. But do yourself a favor and spend some time on Patricia’s site. She has lots of creative recycling ideas, in a clean, graphic style.
Last, but certainly not least, make a sunburst mirror with Under the Table and Dreaming.