How about reusing the shoe and cardboard boxes instead of discarding them? If you like sustainable decor, use them to make creative crafts that can help in your day to day, in addition to making the environment more pleasant and organized.
There are many possible applications, from door jewelry, door objects, organizers, drawers, ornaments for decoration, items for children's parties, toys and more.
Craft models and photos with shoe boxes and cardboard
Before you start making your own crafts, we recommend that you explore as much as possible the references and ideas available. In this post, we separate cool super cool ideas that you can get inspired to make your own decorated box. Do not forget to check all the explanatory videos with easy step by step.
For Home & Utilities
One of the most sought after options, the decorative items made with shoe box are practical to make and will make your environment much more interesting. Here are some examples:
Picture 1 - Reuse the shoe boxes to make colored drawers with tape puller.
Picture 2 - Wall ornaments with box covers.
Picture 3 - In this example, the box has been reused to house the sockets and extensions of phone chargers. With the holes in the box, only the wires appear on the outside.
Picture 4 - Fun shelf option made with box cut out and hung with pink string on the wall.
Picture 5 - In this example, the shoe box was used as support to put different bracelets.
Picture 6 - Here the cover of the shoe box was coated with jute fabric and houses necklaces of diverse costume jewelry.
Image 7 - Option to have as an organizer of objects.
Picture 8 - How about using the box to store your utensils and tools of crafts?
Image 9 - Use cardboard to house a lens and magnify internal objects.
Image 10 - Creative use of shoe box covers with contact paper to make a mosaic on the wall.
Figure 11 - To store rolls of tapes with special holes for each.
Picture 12 - Example of decorative box with a feminine touch.
Picture 13 - The shoe box for children was adapted to store colored pencils and other school materials.
Picture 14 - Box models with a touch of fashionista decoration.
Picture 15 - Jewelry box made with shoe box with flowery paper.
Image 16 - An easy solution to use as a trunk.
Picture 17 - Cut out shoe boxes to make room in drawers.
Picture 18 - Wall decorations made with box.
Picture 19 - Shoe box covers used as ornament on the wall.
Image 20 - Revise the shoe boxes to make them more attractive.
Picture 21 - To decorate with the touch of nature.
Figure 22 - Another option for storing tapes with holes to pull them.
Picture 23 - Set of boxes of different sizes to store objects.
Figure 24 - Another practical example for storing outlets and extensions. The wires pass through the holes to turn on the electronic gadgets.
Picture 25 - How about painting the boxes with vibrant colors and use as small niches?
Figure 26 - Combine the shoebox with toilet paper rolls to hold small objects.
Figure 27 - Coated boxes to organize objects on the shelves.
Image 28 - Example of decorated cardboard box.
Image 29 - Another example to save work tools.
Picture 30 - Boxes painted and adapted as niches in the wall.
For party decoration
Picture 31 - Decoration of shoe boxes with Christmas theme.
Image 32 - Boxes and cardboard used to assemble the decoration of the ghost castle.
Image 33 - Creative option for parties and to amuse the children.
Picture 34 - Cut out of the box to put in a room of adolescent male.
Picture 35 - Box coated with glossy paper as base for other decorative items of the party table.
Image 36 - Red decorative character made with box.
Image 37 - Another option is to coat the box with newspaper clippings.
Picture 38 - Box as packing to store the jelly beans and sweets.
Picture 39 - Embellishment with rabbit face made with box and felt.
Image 40 - Boxes with mosaics of collages.
Image 41 - Decorative box painted with strips of paper.
Figure 42 - Different examples of boxes lined with paper.
Crafts for the world of children and children's games
Picture 43 - Simple foosball set made with cardboard box that can be adapted to shoe box.
Image 44 - Toy imitating a pinball.
Picture 45 - Toy mailbox made with adapted shoe box.
Picture 46 - Play with seeds in funny fittings on the lid of the box.
Picture 47 - Small house made with cardboard pieces in the Minions theme.
Picture 48 - A super toy for boys made based on a box.
Picture 49 - Fun play with marbles and targets in the shoe box.
Picture 50 - Let the children's creativity flow by painting the shoe boxes.
Picture 51 - An ornament with theme fazendinha made with box of shoe.
Picture 52 - Another game of foosball with box of shoes and preachers.
Image 53 - Path inside the box for children to play with a ball.
Picture 54 - Create houses by painting the boxes with pen drawings.
Image 55 - Toy with hanging balls fixed in the box.
Image 56 - Play with little girl's house in the shoe box.
Image 57 - With childlike decoration of the zoo inside.
Image 58 - A simple adaptation to make as a toy: a pizza oven.
Image 59 - Fun and colorful little box with felt and collages.
Image 60 - Dinosaur museum play in shoebox.
How to make handicrafts with shoe boxes
Now that we have presented several references and ideas of handicrafts with shoe boxes, the ideal is a consultant
1. How to make a jewelry box with shoe box
In this tutorial you will learn how to make a beautiful jewelry box with shoe box. The necessary materials are
- 1 shoe box with child size
- Glue Stick;
- Hot glue;
- Bristle brush;
- Liquid white glue;
- White Eve;
- Sulphite sheet;
- Pink pearls;
- Fabric in desired color;
Watch the video below to follow the full step by step:
2. Chest made with shoe box
Check out this video tutorial how to make a beautiful chest with shoe box. The materials needed are:
- Pieces of cardboard;
- Shoe box;
- Hot glue pistol;
- Magnetic buttons.
Continue watching all the explanatory details in the video:
3. How to line a shoe box with fabric
In this tutorial, we have a very interesting alternative to other craft solutions. Here you will learn how to line a shoe box with fabric, inside and out. It's not too much? To make this composition, it is necessary to have the materials:
- Shoe box;
- Cotton fabrics;
- Grosgrain ribbon;
- Jewelry pendant;
- Waxed wire;
- Flowers to decorate;
- Instant glue;
- Glue for fabric;
Continue watching in the video all the details explained visually:
4. How to make an organizer box with a shoe box
Another beautiful example, this organizer box is perfect for storing your items and leaving it on the shelves. Check out the materials needed to make this handicraft:
- Scissors or cutter;
- Paper weight 180;
- White glue;
- Shoe box;
- Fabric, contact paper or scrapbook;
- Foam roll or brush.
Keep following each detail in the video tutorial: