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Saved from the Landfill!
I love to find new ways to recycle or reuse items and this is one of my favorites!

Posted by Moxie D. from Chandler, Arizona, United States • Published See Moxie D.'s 4 projects »
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  • How to make a recycled box. An Awesome Box From Recycled Junk Mail - Step 1
    Step 1

    You will need -

    Junk Mail Card Stock (any type)
    Ruler
    Pen
    Exacto Knife
    Hot Glue Gun

    You can use what ever type of glue you would like or even tape. I just like to use hot glue because it dries the fastest.

  • How to make a recycled box. An Awesome Box From Recycled Junk Mail - Step 2
    Step 2

    Measure in 1" from the edge of your cardstock and mark.

    Do this at intervals around all four sides.

  • How to make a recycled box. An Awesome Box From Recycled Junk Mail - Step 3
    Step 3

    Connect your marks so that they make a straight line along each side. Be sure to draw all of the way to each edge so that the lines intersect at the corners.

  • How to make a recycled box. An Awesome Box From Recycled Junk Mail - Step 4
    Step 4

    Using heavy pressure run your pen up and down each line a few times to "score" them for folding.

  • How to make a recycled box. An Awesome Box From Recycled Junk Mail - Step 5
    Step 5

    Measure the length of your card stock and divide it in half to find the center. Lightly mark a center line.

    Now mark a 1/2" on either side of this line. Repeat on the other edge.

  • How to make a recycled box. An Awesome Box From Recycled Junk Mail - Step 6
    Step 6

    Connect your marks and use heavy pressure to score these lines also.

  • How to make a recycled box. An Awesome Box From Recycled Junk Mail - Step 7
    Step 7

    With the long side of your cardstock horizontal, and using the lines as guides, take your exacto knife and cut the flaps as shown.

    Be careful not to cut above your 1"mark.

  • How to make a recycled box. An Awesome Box From Recycled Junk Mail - Step 8
    Step 8

    Fold along all of the lines you have made.

    I prefer to keep all of my markings hidden on the inside.

  • How to make a recycled box. An Awesome Box From Recycled Junk Mail - Step 9
    Step 9

    Fold your box into it's basic shape to try it out and see if you have your sides even.

    This is where you will find out if you can draw a straight line and how good your math was when you found the center of your sheet.

    If everything is right it should fold up just like a clam shell.

  • How to make a recycled box. An Awesome Box From Recycled Junk Mail - Step 10
    Step 10

    You will have 3 open sides and a solid one. Hot glue the side directly opposite of the solid one.

  • How to make a recycled box. An Awesome Box From Recycled Junk Mail - Step 11
    Step 11

    Pick one of the other open ends and hot glue that together.

  • How to make a recycled box. An Awesome Box From Recycled Junk Mail - Step 12
    Step 12

    And you should now have a super awesome recycled box!

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Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
great idea and great tute, thanks for sharring!
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