3 Ways To Reuse Old Cardboard

Cardboard boxes are just about everywhere you turn. When you get a package sent in the mail, it often comes in a cardboard box. If you ship something to someone else, you tend to use a cardboard box. It seems like you are constantly messing with cardboard boxes. But, what do you do when you are done with those boxes and don't need them any longer? While many people simply take the boxes and throw them away, there are so many other things that you can do with them to put them to good use.


When you give someone a gift, it is always nice to hear thank you and receive a thank you card from them. However, have you ever thought about turning a cardboard box into a thank you note? Simply cut out a postcard size square and use a couple stamps to give it some flair. You can then write on the cardboard and send it through the mail just like any other piece of mail. All you need is a stamp. Not only are you reusing an old cardboard box, but you are always putting a personal touch on a classic thank you note.

Napkin Rings

Instead of tossing out your cardboard tube from your foil or paper towels, turn them into stylish napkin rings. All you need is some of your favorite fabric and a leftover tube to create these whimsical pieces. One roll will make about eight rings. Use glue to secure the fabric to your cut rings and you are good to go. It will only take you a short amount of time to create these beautiful rings, but they are going to look amazing on your table.

Trendy Storage Containers

All you need is some fabric, spray adhesive and gold screw bolts to make these stylish containers. Choose whatever color fabric you like and start creating. The spray adhesive works quickly to hold the fabric on the cardboard box, while the bolts make great accents on the corners. Take an old belt and turn it into a carrying strap and you are good to go. Mix and match the colors to make an awesome assortment of storage containers for your room.

With so many different ways to repurpose cardboard, there is no need to throw it away. Turn it into something useful in no time at all with just a few minutes of your time.

To learn more about cardboard recycling, contact a company like Sunwest Metals Inc