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27 Easy Repurposed Cardboard Christmas Crafts

Crafting for Christmas doesn’t have to mean expensive trips to the craft store. It’s amazing what you can make from what you already have. Here is a collection of cardboard Christmas crafts and decorations made from cardboard boxes.

Upcycling and repurposing are my favourite ways of crafting, as they are both affordable and green. And basically, I just hate waste!

I already have lots of Christmas nature craft ideas on the blog. They use the free stuff in the natural world, such as pinecones, acorns and twigs. This time I have turned my attention to what I can make for Christmas out of cardboard boxes.

What Cardboard Boxes To Use

For Christmas crafts that need thin and flexible cardboard, cereal and other food boxes are great for this.

For larger decorations that need stronger cardboard, I find Amazon packaging and other larger corrugated cardboard boxes work well.

Shoe boxes are a good source of non-corrugated cardboard that is stiffer than cereal boxes. You can also make fun shoebox suitcases to store your Christmas decorations for the following year.

Round strong tubes are good for decorating and using as gift boxes for cookies and other treats.

repurposed cardboard Christmas crafts

The Cardboard Christmas Craft Ideas

Making Christmas decorations doesn't have to involve an expensive trip to the craft store, you can often make decorations with the stuff around you. This is a collection of wonderful repurposed cardboard Christmas crafts.

Check out these repurposed old Christmas card crafts for cardboard festive ideas.

Before you start your Christmas crafts, ensure that your craft cupboard is stocked with the basic crafting essentials. Also, check out these cool ideas for more waste material crafts, upcycled Christmas ornaments and these cool Christmas crafts for adults.

Paper is also fun to craft with, check out these paper doily crafts.

Michelle Leslie

Friday 26th of November 2021

If there's one thing we always have loads of, it's cardboard in some form or another. Now I can't wait for my Christmas holiday to start so I can play around with some of these ideas.

Claire Armstrong

Sunday 28th of November 2021

Yes we seem to have a constant supply of deliveries arriving in cardboard boxes to this household too.

Donna @ Modern on Monticello

Friday 19th of November 2021

Love posts and projects like this! Recycling is so important to me and I appreciate that you share the same interest. Thanks for linking up each week. #HomeMattersParty

Claire Armstrong

Friday 19th of November 2021

Thank you, Donna. There are so many decorations you can make from the stuff you already have and it's so much better for the environment too.


Saturday 13th of November 2021

Great ideas for fun & thrifty Christmas projects, Claire! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

Claire Armstrong

Sunday 14th of November 2021

Thank you so much, Cecilia.

Linda Kilsdonk

Thursday 11th of November 2021

Adorable ideas!

Claire Armstrong

Thursday 11th of November 2021

Thank you so much.