How to Make a DIY Cupboard from Old Box

How to Make a DIY Cupboard Craft from Old Cardboard Box?


Watch How to Make Cardboard Cupboard Craft from Waste Packaging

Cupboards are very important in our homes. They usually help in arranging things in an organized manner. These multipurpose storage boxes can hold a lot of things in it and hence are an essential thing for us. Here, we are going to make a storage cupboard organizer from old box. It is both a home décor as well as utility product that you can use to store your jewelry or other stationary items.

Since this DIY organizer is made from the waste cardboard packaging box, it is a best out of waste craft idea that you can make yourself! lets see the step-by-step instructions to make this creative craft.

Things Needed

  • Any Cardboard Box (Powder Packet Carton)
  • Cardboard Sheet
  • Colored Sheet
  • Cutter
  • Glue Gun
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Adhesive
  • OHP Sheet (Transparent Sheet)
  • Cello Tape
  • Bottle Caps


Step 1: Let’s take an empty cardboard box. Cut out the flaps and sides of this box using a cutter.

Lets take an empty cardboard box

Step 2: Now stick all the parts together with glue gun to form the base of the organizer.

Cut the cardboard box and stick using glue gun

Step 3: Let’s take a piece of cardboard. Draw the required markings on the organizer and cut it. This will be used to make the inner platform for the box.

Cut a piece of cardboard and stick using glue

Step 4: To make the outer covering of the box, draw the outline of the box on the cardboard. Cut it accordingly to get the required piece.

Step 5: Draw two intersecting lines on this piece. Also draw few more lines at a distance of 0.5 inch each from the main line. Draw the border lines as well.

Draw the measurements on the cardboard piece

Step 6: Now cut the cardboard piece into two halves along the center line. Similarly, cut out the inner lines as well to get the outer frame. Repeat the same process with the other piece as well.

Stick a colored paper on the cardboard box

Step 7: Take a color sheet. Apply glue on the inner portion of the organizer and paste this color sheet in it to cover it completely.

How Make DIY Cupboard?

Step 8: Similarly, cover the cardboard pieces which will make the divider in the organizer. Now take printed paper and stick it on the outer portion of the organizer.

Cover the outer surface of the cardboard box with printed sheet

Step 9: Stick printed paper on the outer frame as well. Cover the edges of this frame using color paper strips to give it a good look.

Decorate the frame of window using colored paper

Step 10: Now paste the divider pieces inside the organizer.

Stick the cardboard pieces using glue gun

Step 11: Let’s take OHP paper and stick it on the outer frame to complete the look.

Stick transparent OHP sheet in the window

Step 12: Use cello tape to stick these pieces which acts like door of the cupboard.

Stick the doors with the cupboard body using cellotape

Step 13: Similarly, use glue gun to stick bottle caps at the bottom.

Fix four bottle caps at the bottom of the cardboard cupboard

Step 14: Finally stick beads on the door of the organizer to facilitate opening.

Stick a bead on the door as a door handle

Wow! Your beautiful DIY organizer is now ready.

Your DIY Cupboard Storage box is now ready!


This is really a very creative storage cupboard organizer, it looks like a mini cupboard and you can keep it anywhere in your home. You can keep multiple things arranged in it. It looks both attractive and is a useful product as well. Make this multipurpose organizer today and your friends and near ones are going to love this creative piece of craft.

Hope you will enjoy making this craft. In case of any suggestion or feedback, please share the same in the comment section.

Happy Crafting!

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