I hoard cardboard boxes, plastic bowls, bottles and spoons like a true trash queen (in my mind). In reality, it’s become a kabadiwala situation rapidly. The pace of collection far exceeds the pace of output, meaning I haven’t been upcycling as fast as I’d like to. So when the golden opportunity of a missing bedside table arose, those big cardboard boxes finally came to the rescue (besides clearing up a lot of space in storage!)
“And you held an intervention to stop me from collecting trash?” , I said to Avi as I cut the flaps off the cardboard boxes.
Items you need:
Cardboard boxes (one or more, depending on the height you want)
Fevibond (or a very strong gum like E6000)
Fevicol (or Mod Podge)
Box wrapping material (Wrapping paper, contact paper, prints, magazine cut outs, whatever you like)
Optional – Acrylic paint and paint brush
1. Gather supplies.
2. Cut flaps off the boxes.
3. Finalize an arrangement with the boxes.
4. Stick boxes with a strong glue like Fevibond to secure arrangement.
5. Cut out your wrapping material.
6. Paste material onto boxes with fevicol (or Mod Podge)
7. Once all of your desired box sides are covered, add another layer of Fevicol all over paper and spread it evenly. This seals your work.
8. Optional step: You can contrast the wrap with paint if you wish. I used Acrylic White paint for my inner shelves.
9. Let it all dry
Wasn’t that easy? If you try it, I’d love to see your take. Just share a link of your work here down below or tag your finished work with #DIYOutsideIn so I can see it too. All the best!