Ever feel like your recycling bin (and to be honest, sometimes your living room) is mostly Amazon boxes? You’re probably not wrong. In 2017, Amazon shipped more than 5 billion packages through Prime alone. While the convenience of being able to get practically anything delivered anytime you want is often too hard to pass up, what are you supposed to do with that guilt-inducing pile of boxes?
With a bit of ingenuity (and some paint and a glue gun), you can give all that cardboard a second life. These four ideas—from placemats to wall hangings—are easy to make and look so good, you’ll actually want to display them at home.