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.

For Which It Stands

Now this is one store we wouldn’t mind spending forever in. From the back to front, this grocery stand is filled with clever details like windows, shelves and drawers that really make it a one-stop shop. See the other (equally and amazingly detailed) side of the store at ikatbag. Pst, if you want extra tips on making cardboard work for you, Lorraine also has a tutorial here.

photo: ikat bag

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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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