No matter how shiny the gift inside, time and time again kids want to play with the box. We’ve found 19 epic transformations of an ordinary cardboard that will make you forget it was once a humble box. From mini-golf to airplanes to castles, flip through our slideshow to get inspired.

It’s the Small Things

Making a customized playhouse for your little ones is easy when you’ve got boxes on hand. Throw in a few adorable small details (work wall, doorknob, mailbox) like Michelle of Rust and Sunshine and you’ve got the makings of one seriously sweet space. Head over to Rust and Sunshine for more ideas.

photo: Michelle DuPois via Rust and Sunshine


What’s the best thing you’ve ever made out of cardboard? Share with us in a Comment! 

— Christal Yuen & Gabby Cullen


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