Sunday, June 12, 2011


Wait! Don't throw that box in the recycling can just yet!   I'm starting to see cardboard creations pop up, especially on pinterest.  I have loved this stuff ever since I had to make a chair with corrugated cardboard as a project in my few years as a design student.  (First baby came along, hubby decided to go to night school for MBA and so it went on the back burner)   Not complaining - I'm loving my life!
So - I have been hoarding saving corrugated cardboard boxes because I knew I could use them one day.  And like not sending things to the landfill!
Today, I used the Vitatops box that my oldest daughter bought at a great price through Hungry Girl.  (No endorsement here - she really did buy them and loves HG!)  They came in this sturdy box.  So, when I decided to make a cardboard project this was the box!
I cut off one of the box lids (Flaps?  Not sure what you call it)  then scored it every half inch.  
Gently stared turning it into a cylinder

Made three of these in different heights
Recycle a little newspaper here :)
Toss in a little Moss!  Top it with a Flameless Tealight. 

 Then toss a little bit more moss over the light and let it glow! 

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  1. So creative & pretty! Actually looks like strips of wood!

    -caroline @ c.w.frosting

  2. Wow these are so cool!! I want to try this :)

    Visiting from the Flamingo Toes party!


  3. Brilliant! Great use of that cardboard!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  4. Thanks for the tutorial! These look so pretty and easy to make.

  5. How cool! Those are really clever. Thanks for sharing with the newbie party.

  6. What a cool idea! You are super talented! It's great to find our space...hope to see you on my blog:)

  7. Clever Clever! What a great, fun idea -- these would be so fun to use for an outdoor party and you wouldn't have to worry about the candles blowing out! Bookmarking this! Thanks!

  8. What a great up-cycling idea! I love the moss!

  9. What a creative idea! I'm your newest follower:) Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog at Loving Life. Come back and visit any time:)

  10. That's cute! I saw a lady build a headboard for her bed out of cardboard. It was so cool!

  11. Cute idea. These would be great for a garden party. Thanks for stopping by

  12. Wow! Never would have thought that cardboard could look so pretty!

  13. What a neat idea! And so cheap and easy! Thanks for sharing!

  14. I just featured this in Recognition Day Thursday Please feel free to grab the feature button :)

  15. Really cute idea, love how they turned out, looks romantic.

  16. Creative and cute...and thrifty! Love it!

  17. Such an awesome idea for cheap and it does look like wood! Visiting from At the Picket Fence, thanks for sharing. Might have to try this one!

  18. These are so cool- I really like them. I use to make these really cool miniature burlap bags with moss & other forest products. Seeing these reminded me of those & how much fun I had making them.

  19. Oh, cardboard can be used for so many things! Thanks for linking this to Wicked Awesome Wednesday.

  20. Love this! So creative and clever. :-) Thanks so much for sharing it at Inspiration Friday this week!

  21. @Lisa K
    Thanks Lisa for your sweet comment!
    I tried to email you back but it says you have a no reply.

  22. Couldn't be more frugal than this! I'm definitely going to make a bunch of these!


    Heather at

  23. What a neat idea! Cute project.

  24. This is such a great idea! Thank you for linking to Sew Woodsy last week! Keep on linking great projects!

  25. Very fun idea. I've never made anything that actually looked cute with cardboard. I like how you think!

  26. Hi Mimi! I just thought I would pop over to let you know that I am going to be featuring this post on this weeks Thrifty Things Friday Party!

  27. Mimi, this is such a wonderful, creative way to upcycle corrugated cardboard boxes! It's inspiring to watch a humble box transformed into something so artful and functional too.

    Thank you for linking up to "A Little Birdie Told Me..."!

    Yours, Jenn

  28. These look so good! I am always looking for fun and creative ways to display candles in.

  29. such a great idea! Don't you just love pinterest?!

  30. I LOVE cardboard crafts! I've made a few of my own on my blog. This one is really cute. Love the moss - really nice touch.

    Thanks so much for linking up at the Sunburnt Cow. I featured you over at Screaming Sardine.


  31. Awesome! Dear Mimi - I think you should rename your blog as creative awesome sweet MiMi!

  32. These are super duper fantastic! Thanks for linking up this week! :)


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