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With the amount of online shopping we’re all doing to avoid cramped and crowded spaces during the pandemic, many of us are stuck with heaps of cardboard boxes from online retailers, not to mention all the tins and jars knocking around from back when non-perishable food was like gold dust.
Many of us have more household waste from simply being at home more, be it working from home, cooking more or doing home based activities.
Chelsey Bowen is a DIY and craft YouTuber and has some handy tips and tricks on how to upcycle items such as cardboard boxes and tin cans rather than chucking them in the bin or the recycling.
She says: “Let’s face it, recently we’ve all been doing a little bit more online shopping and with online shopping it means we get more cardboard boxes.”
“I take old, used things and upcycle them or I take things that are destined for the rubbish bin and turn them into home decor pieces that you would be proud to have in your home.”
Watch: Crafty hacks to upcycle your old tin cans and turn them into cute home decor masterpieces
Chelsey shows us how to turn ugly cardboard boxes taking up much needed space into chic house decorations and storage solutions.
From an elegant toilet roll holder that looks like it cost you a pretty penny, to a homemade cactus decoration to spice up your bookshelf, all made from unwanted cardboard boxes.
She also gives us inspiration into ways we can make