Don’t throw out empty diaper boxes – upcycle them instead! These upcycled diaper boxes are the gift that keeps on giving. Gift parents-to-be with the #1 must-have item – diapers! – then upcycle the empty boxes into useful tools to have around the house.

For the first hack, you can upcycle your empty box of Pampers Swaddlers® into a diaper holder. Newborns go through a lot of diapers in their first year, and it’s always a chore trying to find creative ways to store all of the diapers. Make life a little easier for the parents-to-be by upcycling a diaper box into a cute basket. You can also turn your diaper box into a portable library for story time with your new little one. Last but not least, upcycle your diaper box into toy storage for your new bundle of joy. Watch the video below to see three ways to upcycle your diaper boxes. 

Materials:

  • Diaper Holder:
  • Toy Storage:

Directions:

Diaper Holder:

Step 1: Cut the top flaps off of the box. Safety Warning: Please use caution when handling scissors.

Step 2: Hot glue one end of the rope to the bottom of the box. Safety Warning: Please use caution when handling a hot glue gun.

Step 3: Wrap rope half way up the box using hot glue to secure it every few inches.

Step 4: Fold and glue edge of fabric all the way around the box.

Step 5: Fold fabric up and into the inside of the box and glue.

 

Library:

Step 1: Cut the top flaps off of the box. Safety Warning: Please use caution when handling scissors.

Step 2: Wrap box with adhesive tape.

Step 3: Cut halfway down corners, fold over and tape using alternate color adhesive tape. *Tip: Use a yardstick as a guide when folding cardboard.

Step 4: Place vinyl letters on box.

 

Toy Storage:

Step 1: Fold down one flap and outline.

Step 2: Fold the other flap over the top of the box and outline.

Step 3: Join the lines on both sides for where you want to cut.

Step 4: Once you’ve completed your outline, cut the top corner off of the box. Safety Warning: Please use caution when handling scissors.

Step 5: Hot glue remaining flaps down. Safety Warning: Please use caution when handling hot glue gun.

Step 6: Wrap box with wrapping paper.

Step 7: Place vinyl letters on box.

 

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