Friday, July 19, 2013

DIY Recycling Cereal Boxes Two Ways

We rarely buy sugary cereals; just recently, my mom has been getting all the good ones like Reese's Puffs and Cinnamon Toast Crunch :) When we finished the cereals, my mom asked me to throw away the boxes, but I had another idea; I planned to recycle them into two things: a postcard and a journal.

To make your own cereal box postcard or journal just follow the steps below:

{Step 1:} Start with cereal boxes. (Simple right?)

{Step 2} Open up the cereal box so that it lies completely flat. Then, cut a rectangle out of the "prettiest part" like the name of the cereal or any cool graphics on the box. You might not want the nutrition facts as a part of your finished project :)
I cut my cereal boxes about 4x6" but you can cut them to whatever measures you prefer. Depending on whether you are doing a postcard, I recommend you use these measurements.

{Step 3} Create lines on the back side of your postcard for the address and if you want lines on the left side to write your message.

If you want to take this project to the next level and make a journal,

{Step 4} Cut inner pages (out of regular computer paper) and back cover  (out of card stock) the same size as your cover. In this case, my cover, inner pages and back cover all measure 4x6")

{Step 5} Optional: If you have a corner rounding punch, use it to round the corners of your cover, inner pages and back cover.

{Step 6} With a Bind-it-All machine, make holes in the left side or top of you journal pages and bind it closed. And you're done! Simple and super cute !

If you don't have a Bind-it-All, simply use a regular hole punch and make several punches along the side or top and bind with ribbons.

What DIY projects have you been up to lately?


  1. This looks awesome! I really want to do this, especially the notebook. They look so neat! Thanks for sharing this!


  2. can't wait to try this! i'd love to do a couple of post cards.

  3. this is so cute! love it.

    btw, when do you announce the winners of the book giveaway contest?

  4. Soo cute! Love the bright pop art! Great idea:)

  5. That is a very cute idea!! I might try that sometime, but I'll probably just let my sister do it, because she loves cardboard, and she's definitely more crafty than I am.

  6. So cute and great idea!! :)


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