Haunted House storage box

We had a big cardboard box to store out Halloween lanterns and decorations in, so I turned it into a decoration in itself.

With sweet wrapper windows it can be illuminated. The turrets and top section extensions just slot in so they pack away flat and there’s still plenty of room for storing all the other bits and pieces.


This has been in use for 9 years now and is still going strong. The kids still enjoy pulling it out and assembling it. Success!

Out of the box

Projects using cardboard boxes.

Storage made out/of scrap

These projects are about both ‘The Storage of Scrap’ and ‘Storage made out of Scrap’. I’m looking out for ideas where I can usefully make things to store scrap within scrap.

I had fallen into the trap of buying transparent plastic storage containers with lids and handles. The ones I bought came all the way from China and many now have broken lids or cracks… it is so wasteful and I can’t justify buying anything else to store waste materials. So this is me looking for different ways to store the items I collect so they can be protected and easily retrieved.