Upcycling from shipping boxes

Three simple ideas how you can give your shipping boxes a new meaningful life.

DIY Upcycling Nachtisch aus Pappe

Dear DIY friends,

finally after a long corona break we can present you something new again.

To keep our ecological footprint as small as possible, we use only recycled cardboard when packing our furniture. Although we pack the ekomia furniture as compactly as possible, there is a lot of cardboard left over after assembly.

So we thought about reuse. After all, cardboard is stable and is even suitable for furniture construction.

This has resulted in three DIY projects , which you can simply rebuild at home.

Upcycling Nachttisch Kartoni

Are you still looking for a cheap night table for your bed? The Kartoni bedside table can be cut out of packages with a minimum width of 45cm and simply put together.

  1. Download Instructions with dimensions.

  2. Cut out the cardboard and put it together (in order for the tablecloth to be stable, it should be placed on top of each other twice)

    DIY Cardboard bedside table
  3. Then the table can be glued to the connectors with the wood glue.

    Cardboard box for bedside cabinet assembly part 2

Ready is the good design piece. There is enough space for a night lamp and books.

The instructions for the bedside table Kartoni lies in the future packaging of the Bed Swebe bei.

Upcycling magazine holder Barrito and pen holder Spike

A perfect holiday activity to start school is the design of these two Organizer. They can be implemented beautifully during a creative afternoon with the family. Barrito and Spike are intended as paper and pencil holders. You will need Packaging with 30cm width.

  1. Download dimensions and instructions for Barrito and Spike.

  2. Print stencils for (Barrito and Spike) and put it on cardboard.

    Cut out the pen holder template
  3. Then cut it out, paint it individually with colourful acrylic colours and let it dry.

    Magazine holder cut out cardboard
  4. Finally the two figures are put together.

    DIY magazine holder plug together

The manual for the magazine holder Barrito is in the future the packaging of the kids table Just, the one for the pen holder Spike in the packing of the kids chair Just

Are you rather the tree type and don't want it spiky? Of course you can change the shapes within the plug principle as you like.

Are you inspired? Then let's hit those boxes. Good luck.

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