There is nothing more tragic than the tons of trash we go through as a human race. So it is nice to find things to repurpose and upcycle. Finding things to do with things has become an obsession.
If you missed last weeks post on turning cereal boxes into postcards you can find it here: https://goo.gl/LTxRR5
This week, while doing some research on my things to do with cereal box posts, I decided to show you just a couple super simple and quick things you can do with cereal boxes or food boxes that you can use in your office or school supplies.
In school or work or well just life you can never have too many bookmarks or dividers!
I have no idea what it is like to be a kid these days, but in my day…in school, I was always jealous of the kids that had rad supplies that were totally original. Sure it is nice to get new stuff but there is nothing like something you made yourself, that no one else has. Even if it is as simple as a bookmark.
This one is so easy, cut out the picture side of boxes to your favorite foods, punch a hole at the top and add some string! And there you go. I used a fancy scissor and cut the top and bottom, just to add a little something extra…and there you go. A delicious distraction.
Here is another way to fancy up a food box bookmark.
Yum! Scalloped Potatoes box! The side of the box was the perfect size for a bookmark, So I grabbed some fabric washi tape that is a bit wider than normal and cut out side of the box.
I measured the size of the bookmark and cut out the same amount of washi tape. I covered both sides, so cut two equal pieces of washi tape.
Then carefully apply the washi tape to the cut out box piece.
Once that is complete, Grab a hole punch and some ribbon or string.
Punch a hole in the top middle and loop through your string.
There you go a pretty little bookmark. What a great gift!
Ok lets move on to the super quick organizer divider!
I use a small divider to keep all my ideas and such. Because I am an over organizer and use a ton of divider tabs, unfortunately you only get so many with the pack, and sometimes if you have an organizer like mine, it is hard to find the right size divider.
So I make my own!
You need one of your current divider pages, a box that is big enough to fit the divider page, scissors, and a hole punch.
Use a marker to trace the outline of your current divider page to your cut out box.
Then carefully cut out.
Cover your made page with the original page to mark where the holes go. Mark with a pen, then punch out your holes and add to your organizer.
If you want to get fancy you can use Mod Podge (or glue) and paper to cover the new divider page.
I used scrapbook paper here:
*Cover your newly cut out divider page with a light layer of glue. Then press down on your paper.Let Dry.
*Once dry, cut out the divider page and punch your holes.
These are just a few super simple things you can do with food boxes. You never know what supplies you need in a pinch, or when you need a quick distraction project for a kid..or for yourself 😀
Have a great weekend everyone!!