Paper Organiser from a Cereal Box

We all have lots of cereal boxes and it seems such a waste to collapse them all and put them in the recycling. This paper organizer is made from just one cereal box. The size of your organiser depends purely on the size of the box that you start with. You really can scale this up or down very easily.

paper organizer

You will need:

One Cereal Box
Paper to cover
Double-sided tape
Scissors
Ruler and marker pen

Step 1:

Mark the front of your cereal box across the centre.
cereal-box

On the opposite side mark a line across the box approximately 6cm (2.5”) from the centre.
cereal-box-opposite

On each side of the box join the two lines you have already drawn.
cereal-box-side

Step 2:

Cut along the line you have drawn EXCEPT for the line drawn half way down the box on the front of the box.
cereal-box-cut
cereal-box-cut-2

Step 3:

Fold the box along the line that you did not cut so that the two sections of the box line up.
cereal-box-folded

Apply double sided tape to one section and then stick the two sections together. You now have your organiser and it just needs decorating.
cereal-box-folded-2

Step 4:

Place the organiser on its side on top of your chosen paper and draw around it leaving approximately 1.5cm (0.5”) all the way around. Cut out this shape and do the same for the other side. Put double sided tape all over one side of the organiser and then place it on top of the paper. Press it to secure it. Then apply double sided tape to the overlapping edges and secure them over the edges of the organiser, clipping them as necessary. Repeat for the other side.
cereal-box-top

Step 5:

Measure the front and back of the organiser and repeat the process from step 4. Measure the inner front faces and repeat the process with them. Make sure that the top of the cardboard is covered with a generous overlap secured with tape.
cereal-box-front-back

Step 6:

Repeat the measuring process with the internal sides of the organiser. This time it is important that the paper covers the inside but does not protrude above the organiser. It is only required to cover the paper that overlapped from the outside.
cereal-box-fully-colored

I did not cover the bottom of the organiser either inside or outside as it would not be seen once it was full of my paper supplies. You could choose to cover all the faces.
cereal-box-side-colored

You could make one of these from any box, any size depending on what you wanted it for. This was just perfect for my paper supplies.
So good luck with your cereal box recycling project and feel free to let me know how you get on at christines-crafts.com. I enjoy all your comments and questions.

This post is written by me, Christine. I have a family in the north of England, UK and I love crafting. I like trying out new crafts and developing new ideas and patterns for crafts I already do. I write a blog at christines-crafts.com and include many projects that I have worked on. I provide full tutorials and patterns whenever I can. It also includes all my gardening tips and tutorials as I am a keen gardener. So, pop over to christines-crafts.com and join in all the fun.

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