Have you ever looked at an old cardboard box and wondered what you could make with it? Well, forget the projects from your old Blue Peter annuals, because there’s a new class of ‘Cardboard Creatures‘ to create!
When I saw some of the designs from new book, Cardboard Creatures, I was instantly inspired. The fact that they are all made from various types of corrugated cardboard makes them seem incredibly achievable, but no less impressive! It’s simply amazing what Parisian architect Claude Jeantet has created with this everyday medium – from charming ornaments and decorations to handy stationery items and even useable cardboard furniture!
All of the projects are themed on different animals (hence the book’s title, Cardboard Creatures), which gives them a really individual style. There are lots of unusual animals, from a wolf pencil box and an elephant plant pot holder to a penguin bedside table, an owl lampshade and some wise monkeys. My favourites are the Noah’s Ark clock, the quirky chameleon and the hedgehog pencil pot. The moose head on the front cover of the book would really make a statement in your home too.
There are clever storage units and useful containers to make, as well as beautiful home accessories like intricately-decorated butterflies displayed in a cardboard collection box. You only need very basic equipment to create the projects, so it’s easy to get started! See more of the brilliant and unique projects from Cardboard Creatures in this video:
Pre-order your copy of Cardboard Creatures now for even more innovative cardboard creations to make. With designs to decorate your home, give as gifts or to make just for fun, you’ll be inspired to start cutting up all of those cardboard boxes you’ve been hoarding in the attic or under the stairs!
Have you made any craft projects using corrugated cardboard? Let us know what you think of the ideas in the book! Leave a comment below or post photos of your cardboard creatures on our Facebook page.
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