Here’s a FAB way to add bling to your walls while reusing items from your recycle bin. You can easily make art out of upcycled cereal boxes and empty CD cases. It’s simple, fun and thrifty for the whole family. Feel free to modify the supplies and/or steps. Old CD cases also make perfect frames for photos!

What you’ll need:

  • Cereal boxes
  • Empty CD cases
  • Mod Podge or white glue
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Scissors / X-Acto knife
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Scrap paper


Start with a cereal box & some empty CD cases. I’ve decided to make 4 wall paintings.


Measure the dimensions of the CD case then cut the cereal box cardboard to fit in the empty cases. Trim to fit.


Now customize your art. I decoupaged plain paper to the cardboard to act as a canvas. Then added layers of pencil, paint and mixed media materials. Play with your materials – if you don’t like what you’ve made then start again! Allow to dry.


Insert the dry paintings into the CD cases.


The mini paintings are done & looking kewl!


You can use double-sided tape to hang your paintings. Or you could glue gun magnets to the back and hang your art on your fridge. So many possibilities!

Here’s the final set of cereal box paintings – W I S H. Cereal box art is da bomb!

Exciting news! Denise is finishing up her first published craft book, Raw Crafts coming out in November.

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