Recycle Outdated Business Cards and Make a Box

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Do you throw your outdated business cards or do you recycle them? If you want to recycle them, but don't know how, here is a simple idea that uses no tools or glue. Give it a try and let me know what you think.

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Recycle Outdated Business Cards and Make a Box

  1. 1. Box Made from Old Business Cards CraftMeister.MCUniverse.com
  2. 2. Like everybody else, I have lots of old business cards lying around and don’t quite know what to do with them CraftMeister.MCUniverse.com Box Made From Old Business Cards
  3. 3. Recycle old business cards and make a box to store trinkets or business cards CraftMeister.MCUniverse.com Box Made From Old Business Cards
  4. 4. All that’s needed to make the recycled box are 19 Business Cards CraftMeister.MCUniverse.com Box Made From Old Business Cards
  5. 5. I have used 3 different colored business cards for the instructions to make it easier to follow CraftMeister.MCUniverse.com Box Made From Old Business Cards
  6. 6. Place 2 business cards facedown, centered on top of each other CraftMeister.MCUniverse.com Box Made From Old Business Cards
  7. 7. Fold the bottom card over the top card on one side CraftMeister.MCUniverse.com Box Made From Old Business Cards
  8. 8. Fold up the second side CraftMeister.MCUniverse.com Box Made From Old Business Cards
  9. 9. Turn cards over and repeat the previous two steps CraftMeister.MCUniverse.com Box Made From Old Business Cards
  10. 10. Fold all the remaining cards the same way CraftMeister.MCUniverse.com Box Made From Old Business Cards
  11. 11. Take a 3rd card and slide it under the 2 flaps on one side CraftMeister.MCUniverse.com Box Made From Old Business Cards
  12. 12. Lift up the card and tuck it under on the other side CraftMeister.MCUniverse.com Box Made From Old Business Cards
  13. 13. This is how one segment now looks CraftMeister.MCUniverse.com Box Made From Old Business Cards
  14. 14. Segment view from a different angle The segments are the building blocks for the box CraftMeister.MCUniverse.com Box Made From Old Business Cards
  15. 15. Arrange four segments like this CraftMeister.MCUniverse.com Box Made From Old Business Cards
  16. 16. Slide each flap into the opening of the next segment CraftMeister.MCUniverse.com Box Made From Old Business Cards
  17. 17. If it is difficult to slide the two segments together, cut 1/8 inch off one flap so that one flap is longer CraftMeister.MCUniverse.com Box Made From Old Business Cards
  18. 18. Start with the longer side and then shorter side is easier to push in CraftMeister.MCUniverse.com Box Made From Old Business Cards
  19. 19. This is the box without a bottom or top CraftMeister.MCUniverse.com Box Made From Old Business Cards
  20. 20. For the bottom add a 4th card slip the card under the top card CraftMeister.MCUniverse.com Box Made From Old Business Cards
  21. 21. Tuck in the top card again This segment has now four flaps rather than two like the side segments CraftMeister.MCUniverse.com Box Made From Old Business Cards
  22. 22. Reverse side view of bottom CraftMeister.MCUniverse.com Box Made From Old Business Cards
  23. 23. To attach the bottom: Tuck one flap into an opening Don’t push it all the way down CraftMeister.MCUniverse.com Box Made From Old Business Cards
  24. 24. Push the two side flaps a little bit into the side openings CraftMeister.MCUniverse.com Box Made From Old Business Cards
  25. 25. Stick the forth flap into the remaining opening of the cube CraftMeister.MCUniverse.com Box Made From Old Business Cards
  26. 26. Gently push down on the bottom so that all flaps are fully in Turn the box over to attach lid CraftMeister.MCUniverse.com Box Made From Old Business Cards
  27. 27. The top of the box has 2 small gaps as there are only 2 flaps and not 4 like on the bottom CraftMeister.MCUniverse.com Box Made From Old Business Cards
  28. 28. The box can be decorated any way you wish This is a stenciled box without a lid CraftMeister.MCUniverse.com Box Made From Old Business Cards
  29. 29. This box is painted with colored pencils and coated with water-based varnish CraftMeister.MCUniverse.com Box Made From Old Business Cards
  30. 30. Three boxes connected together with straight business cards CraftMeister.MCUniverse.com Box Made From Old Business Cards
  31. 31. If you like what you saw and would like more craft ideas and tips delivered to your inbox Sign up for the newsletter goo.gl/GlxHPi CraftMeister.MCUniverse.com Box Made From Old Business Cards
  32. 32. Created by Marlies Cohen Grafika.MCUniverse.com CraftMeister.MCUniverse.com Box Made From Old Business Cards

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