21 Nov 2013
When you have just moved in to your new home, it can feel as if you are surrounded by boxes for quite a while - or at least until everything is unpacked and you have arranged collection of your Bishop's Move boxes with your local branch. However, you are bound to end up with one or two boxes that you just do not know what to do with - so why don't you get creative and recycle them into something festive.
Here are some great ideas festive recycling idea that we love and that they are also pretty simple to make from your old cardboard boxes....
1. Recycled Rudolph's Head - featured on Good Housekeeping
Full instructions for this fun Rudolph's head can be found on the Good Housekeeping website. A great one to make with the kids.
2. 3D Christmas Tree - from instructables.com
This recycled Christmas tree can be made using the templates on the instructables.com website. You can then always paint in green and stick on some cardboard baubles....
3. Christmas Fold Out Decorations - from zartart.com
These fun Xmas decorations are best made from a slightly thinner cardboard box, so that they fold more easily. The kids will love decorating them - especially with lots of glitter. View the full instructions at zartcart.com.
4. Punchbox Advent Calendar - instructions at studioDIY.com
A quick and simple way to recycle your box into an advent calendar, just cut 24 holes in to it and wrap with Christmas paper. Full craft instructions for this make can be found at studioDIY.com.
5. Cardboard Christmas Wreath - from Cut Out + Keep
Although originally made with coffee cups, we think this idea will work well to recycle a leftover moving box, especially the thicker, corrugated ones. Step-by-step instructions can be found at Cut Out + Keep.
If you have a go at any of these festive recycling ideas - they are not only great fun to do, but good for the environment too. Feel free to post a photo on our Facebook page or Tweet us a pic using #christmas.