Cereal box turned paper/envelope holder/DIY ~From my craft’s corner

Hey peeps. It’s Sunday again and I am back with some creativity. After my successful DIY on cereal box turned desktop organizer (which I am using for months now and very happy with it), I decided to make some more useful things with the small cereal boxes lying around in my craft’s corner.

You must be thinking how much cereals do we eat 😀 My husband is a chocos fan and me..ya.. Okay.. not much, but it works like charm when you have nothing else for breakfast 😉 Hence my favorite flavors come in small packets. So this time I used two of them and turned them into a table top envelope( or any sort of paper) holder.

So let’s begin with what materials we require.

  • Cereal boxes of course.
  • 3 cardboard pieces
  • Hot glue gun
  • Wrapping paper
  • Craft glue
  • Pair of scissors
  • Paper cutter
  • Ruler
  • Marker
  • Hand made paper , heart stamp pearl strip( for decoration)
  • Washy tape
  • Cloth clip

Step 1-

Cut the upper portion of both the boxes and stick them together using glue gun like this.

Step 2-

Measure equal length from top diagonally to a certain point( up to how much height you want from bottom) and mark using a marker in both the sides like this 👇

Join the marked points in the sides too as a guide to cut along.

Step 3-

Cut along the guided line in all the four sides leaving the middle one.

Step 4-

For extra support and durability, I attached 3 pieces of cardboard in bottom, back and front

Cut the cardboards in the measurements of the boxes and paste them using hot glue gun. Clip some clips so that the glue holds in place.

Step 5-

Using wrapping cello tape, I taped all the side edges to make it more secure.

Step 6-

Now comes the cleanest part. To wrap the whole box. Wrap it in the manner that suits you. I placed the box on a big paper and marked all the sides with extra 1inch to fold inside. Then cut the paper along the edges and stick them neatly with craft glue.

Step 7-

I first thought of cutting the middle part as marked, but then I thought It can be used as a holder (to hold the organizer with your fingers). Hence didn’t cut it, but gave it a beautiful shape.

It turned out as an angel fish. Hence, made eyes, body and water using marker.

Decorated the top with a half pearl strip. Also covered the corners using a matching tape.

And tadaaa, your envelope holder is ready to use.

Step 8-

To give it a more presentable look, I pasted a handmade paper sheet in the front. And cut out some hearts using a heart stamp from the same paper.

And paste them like this. 👇

This is the final look of what we were making. 🙂

Now transfer all your papers lying here and there in your house to this and they are all organized at one place. Easy to find and segregate.

Keep it on your most handy table and everyone in the house can use it easily.

So this was it for today’s craft activity. I will see you guys next time. Till then let me know if you like it or not.

Happy crafting 🙂

Much love,

Riya

Dressing table organizer/ DIY /cardboard craft~ from my craft’s corner

Hey you creative people. Its been long that we have talked about something creative and fun as well. So here I am today sharing one easy(read lengthy) DIY with you all. So hello everyone from Riya’ craft’s corner 🙂

Last time I posted a cereal box turned desktop organizer DIY I got so much of love from you all,I decided to do a bigger project but on a minimal budget again.

I had my dressing table all messed up with bottles and tubes lying everywhere on a tray making it dirty and messy. So yesterday I made one “cardboard desktop organizer” which will keep all my stuff at places and organized and at the same time it will give my dressing area a beautiful look too so that we can get ready beautifully every morning 🙂

Before we start, let me tell you that it took me the whole day (with lunch, dinner, leisure breaks ofcourse) to complete this project. So lets get started.

I have these cardboard boxes from online shopping lying around in my store room. So i cut off one of them this time.

I just used the cardboard flaps. Those were enough for this organizer.

Step 1 –

Materials required :-

  1. Cardboard pieces (like ofcourse 😉 )
  2. Covering coloured paper (I used this cute Christmas theme green and white wrapping paper)
  3. Ruler
  4. Paper cutter/knife
  5. Glue gun and glue sticks
  6. Liquid glue
  7. Pair of scissors
  8. A paint brush (for evenly distributing the glue over cardboard for pasting paper)
  9. Decorative washy tape rolls
  10. Decorative fabric lace and plastic flowers (from school craft supplies :D)

PS- Ignore the quilling stips in the above picture, I didnt use them :/

Step 2-

Cutting the cardboard pieces into desired dimensions.

I am keeping the 5 pieces of drawer separately till I use them to not get mixed with the rest.

Tell me if the image is not clear. I will upload the dimensions seperately.

Step 3-

Wrapping the pieces. Wrap the pieces with wrapping paper from both the sides using liquid glue. Use the technique that suits you best.

Believe me guys(girls :)), this is the lengthiest step. You need to have patience if you are doing it alone like I did 😦 though after you finish, they look so cute 🙂

Step 4 –

Start joining the parts to make the base using hot glue gun.

PS – be extra cautious while using hot glue if you are not habituated yet. I burnt myself a little 😦

Here my drawer and the base model is ready.

Step 5-

Making the knob for the drawer.

I have taken 2 plastic flowers of blue and green colour and glued them together.

Then attach it to the drawer front again using hot glue gun.

Step 6-

Gluing and attaching the other partitions carefully.

Bulkhead is the one on the right up. You need to slide it over the drawer section. And the 5*11 is the small one above it placed horizontally.

Step 7-

Decorate the front parts with fabric laces. And give a finishing touch by sticking washy tapes at the back edges of the frame to make it more durable and look clean.

And your brand new handmade table organizer is ready to be used. 😀

Step 6-

Place it on your dressing table and put all your stuff systematically as you like.

One set

Another set

You can use the drawer to keep your hair accessories, bracelets or whatever you want to.

Isn’t it cute and neat?

So this is it for today’s activity peeps. Hope you all liked my today’s DIY project. And if you like it, you surely going to make one for yourself. And if you do, don’t forget to share with me on my facebook page.

Also don’t forget to leave your feedback in the comment below:)

Until next time.

Much love

Riya

Yarned bottles ~ from my craft’s corner

To make a home decor at home is a zero cost deal. And trust me they look pretty as well.

For this DIY all you need is~

  • empty glass bottles. Like beer or wine bottle, milk shake bottles, ketchup or vinegar bottle etc.
  • Colorful yarn that lay around at home
  • Glue and scissors
  • Decorative items like stones, pearls buttons or anything of your choice.

I have made three such home decor using glass bottles which look really pretty in my showcase.

Used blue yarn over a beer bottle. And decorated with thermocol balls and buttons. Also used the decor as flower vase (handmade paper flowers)

Love to photograph my creations 🙂

Two different colored yarn wrapped over a beer bottle. Decorated with quilled paper flower and Coils

One for me, one for my MIL 🙂

  • Latest addition to the collection is this small milk shake bottle with double colored yarn and buttons. Simple and cute.

    My purple family 💜

    Hope you guys liked this idea of home decor as I find it really pretty and affordable as gift item. People like it more when you spend some time and creativity on their gift.

    Much love

    Riya