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DIY Cardboard Projects for a More Creative and Organized Home


A young dad completes a DIY cardboard project to turn an old cardboard box into a car.Cardboard boxes are a cost-efficient and sturdy way to transport items from one location to another. If you have recently moved, you may be living in a sea of cardboard boxes. Instead of tossing out those cardboard boxes, consider the following DIY cardboard projects to create fun toys for your kids or handy storage containers. This is an environmentally friendly way to save money and create memories with your family!

DIY Cardboard Organizer and Storage System

A problem faced by many homeowners and renters is the lack of storage space in their homes, leading to clutter and stress. Consider turning an old cardboard box into a DIY storage masterpiece.

DIY Cardboard Drawer Divider
There’s nothing more frustrating than when you can’t find something in a drawer. If it’s a drawer you use often, like a sock drawer, imagine how much time you would save by just organizing the drawer! Create this easy drawer divider and never have to dig for a pair of matching socks again!

DIY Cardboard Storage Shelves
If you’ve been trying to get your garage or basement organized to no avail, try creating this easy cardboard box storage system! This is a simple way to stay organized, and you can customize your storage system to be any size you need! Do you need storage in your living room or bedroom? Add a coat of faux wood grain paint and no one will ever know your storage system is made from cardboard!

DIY Cardboard Home Décor

Decorating every room in a new house is neither easy nor inexpensive. Create these unique cardboard home décor pieces and spend less time shopping, and more time with your family!

DIY Faux Cardboard Letters
Walls in kitchens, bathrooms and laundry rooms across America are decorated with trendy letters spelling words such as “Love” and “Eat.” This gorgeous look is equally trendy as it is expensive– if you go the traditional route of buying your letters in a store. Instead, consider creating faux metal letters from old cardboard boxes, papier mache and paint!

DIY Cardboard Light Fixture
Light fixtures are necessary in a room to create a completed look, but can be expensive. Consider saving time and creating a unique look for your room by making a pendant light out of an old cardboard box! This will create a modern look for your room, without you having to pay the price for a unique light fixture!

DIY Cardboard Toys

Playtime is important for the cognitive growth of a child. However, toys can be expensive and it is surprising how quickly kids outgrow them. Instead of buying new toys, try creating these toys out of old cardboard boxes!

Cardboard Box Race Track
Do you have a little racecar lover in your life? Create this easy cardboard race track! Your kids will love customizing it with their name and favorite colors!

Cardboard Box Oven
Do you have a young, aspiring baker or chef living in your house? This DIY cardboard oven craft will be perfect for them! Your child will spend hours using their imagination to whip up creative feasts! And the best part is, many of the materials needed for this craft can be found around the house!

Do You Need Room to Empty Out Your Boxes?

Creating these wonderful cardboard box projects depends on having the room in your house to unload all your boxes! If you have moved recently and are tight on space, consider storing some of your items in a storage unit! A storage unit is a great place to store items you do not need right now, but still want to hold on to– like seasonal decorations or outdoor furniture. Find a self storage location close to home, or contact us with any questions regarding a storage unit rental!


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