Christmas is a time of joy and …cardboard boxes. About 50% of Americans do their holiday shopping online which translates into tons of deliveries and tons of boxes. Like good citizens that we are, we recycle those emptied boxes but , if you ask me, this is a waste of good sturdy material. There is so much we can make with those boxes, so many interesting things we can turn them into.
Have you ever thought of creating cardboard Christmas decorations? All these 5 decorations on my list can be used as easy Christmas crafts for kids and they’re also perfect DIY gifts for the holidays. If you’re looking for kid-made gift ideas, I’m sure you’ll find great inspiration in these simple and virtually free projects. The beauty of working with cardboard is that it can be embellished in endless ways: you can paint it, use washi tape, glue buttons or anything else you have in your craft room.
These triangles painted in vibrant colors were originally created for store’s window display. I think they would look great on the fireplace mantel.
This is a similar idea that uses colored ribbons instead of paint. The cardboard triangles are smaller so wooden sticks can be used as stems. Ribbons can be substituted by washi tape. More photos can be found here.
A 23 inches tall Christmas tree made from white card stock and decorated with washi tape. Free printable available. I’ve seen the same shape trees made also of cardboard
Kids can have their own Christmas tree to decorate. Make it as small or as big as the box allows it and use buttons or pom poms to decorate it. This particular cardboard tree was a gift from one crafty friend to another.
A cardboard gingerbread house that can be decorated over and over again, thanks to a little trick. The house in the photo was created from a cereal box but with the help of the free template you can easily turn a small box into a similar house.
What cardboard Christmas decorations will you make this year?