She Glues Fabric Around A Carton. The End Result Is An Elegant Piece I Have To Make


Start Your Seeds

Foster the little sprouts that are growing from your seeds in these adorable seed starters. Simply cut out the side of the carton and plant! Once the plant is big enough, transplant it into your garden.

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Bring The Plants Indoors

Cover a carton with burlap or gauze for an upscale look. This is great for real and silk plants alike.

Make A Screw Top Dispenser

This idea from One Good Thing by Jillie is pretty brilliant and has a ton of great uses.

How Smart!

Imagine storing your homemade laundry detergent or special coffee creamer in here.

On-The-Go Snack Box


Junk food is easy to eat because of its packaging. If you plan ahead, you can grab for one of these healthy snacks when you’re in a rush. Head to for the tutorial on how to craft these adorable snack boxes.

Feed The Birds

It doesn’t get any easier than this! To create a simple, low-to-no-cost bird feeder, cut notches out of the bottom and puncture a hole for a string on top. Decorate as desired.

Get Organized

Paint and label a few of the same-sized cartons for easy storage of dry goods. Who needs canisters with an idea like this?

Make An Ice Candle

This DIY from Hello Glow packs a 2-in-1 upcycle punch. Recycle old, worn out candles and use those empty juice cartons by making an ice candle. It’s just as cool as it sounds!

So Many Possibilities

With so many ideas for your “trash,” you’ll find yourself thinking twice when you go to throw something away. These upcycle ideas will not only help you recycle, but also enhance your life.



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