DIY Cardboard Box Houses

July 13, 2011

Post by Dane Holweger

DIY Cardboard Box Houses

Whattya need?

  • Utility knife
  • Hot glue gun
  • Cardboard box
  • Yarn
  • Ribbon
  • Buttons
  • Other decorations
  • Markers and/or crayons
  • A city cardboard building permit

DIY Cardboard Box Houses - 1

How do I make the house?

Step 1:  Cut the flaps on the open end of the box to create the roof.

DIY Cardboard Box Houses - 2

Step 2:  Cut another piece of cardboard to fit the peak of the roof.

Step 3:  Assemble roof pieces together with hot glue.

DIY Cardboard Box Houses - 3

Step 4:  Using utility knife, cut a flap at the ‘front’ of box and fold it back to create the door.


Step 5:  Cut windows into the box.

Step 6:  Decorate the house by drawing, coloring, or gluing on ribbon, yarn and other decorations.





Post by Dane Holweger