Craft Corner: Upcycled Paper Sorter

🌎 Cool Craft for Earth Day (or Any Day!)

By Anna Hall March 6, 2013

I came across this project a little while ago and it's perfect for helping me get organized. It's a quick craft that requires basic materials and I love being able to re-purpose something I'd otherwise throw away (OK, recycle). 

We go through a lot of cereal in our house and I have enough boxes to make a few of these, experimenting with different designs. Below are instructions for making a simple mail sorter, like an in/out box, but you can cut the boxes to different heights to make an upright sorter as well.

What You Need:

  • 3 cereal boxes (same size)
  • scissors
  • glue
  • decorative paper
  • clear tape
  • decorative duct tape or ribbon

What You Do:

1. Glue the fronts of cereal boxes together and allow to dry. I like to use clothespins to hold the boxes in place as they dry. Cut off top flaps of the boxes.

2. Cover the outside with decorative paper of your choice.

3. I used decorative duck tape to cover up the edges. You can fold in extra paper around the edges or use other paper or ribbon instead.