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Upcycling for Earth Day: How to Turn Cereal Boxes into Stylish Wall Art

Easy DIY Projects to Celebrate Earth Day

Happy Earth Day, everyone! Today, we celebrate the beauty and wonder of our planet, and also reflect on how we can protect it. One way to make a positive impact on the environment is to reduce waste and upcycle materials that would otherwise end up in the landfill. That's why we've created this easy and fun DIY project that uses cereal boxes to make beautiful wall art. Not only is this project a great way to upcycle materials, but it's also a fun and creative way to decorate your home. Let's get started!


  • Cereal boxes (you'll need one box for each panel of wall art)
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Double-sided tape
  • Paint (optional)


  1. Cut out the cereal box panels: First, cut off the top and bottom flaps of the cereal box, and then cut along one of the seams to create a flat panel. Repeat this step until you have enough panels to create your desired wall art. We recommend using at least three panels to create a cohesive look.

  2. Measure and mark the panels: Use a ruler and pencil to measure and mark the panels into your desired shape. We recommend a hexagon shape for a modern and geometric look, but you can also experiment with other shapes such as triangles, rectangles, or circles. Once you've marked the shape, use scissors to carefully cut along the lines.

  3. Paint the panels (optional): If you want to add a pop of color to your wall art, now is the time to paint the panels. Choose a paint color that complements your home decor and apply a thin layer of paint to the front and back of each panel. Let the paint dry completely before moving on to the next step.

  4. Arrange the panels: Once the panels are dry, arrange them on a flat surface to create your desired design. You can create a pattern or arrange the panels randomly for a more eclectic look.

  5. Secure the panels with double-sided tape: When you're happy with the arrangement, use double-sided tape to secure the panels together. Apply a small piece of tape to each corner of the panel, and then press the panels firmly together. If you want to create a floating effect, you can also use foam mounting squares to attach the panels to the wall.

  6. Hang the wall art: Finally, it's time to hang your new wall art! Use a picture-hanging hook or adhesive strips to attach the panels to the wall. Make sure to choose a spot that will showcase your new creation and bring a smile to your face every time you see it.

There you have it! A fun and easy DIY project using cereal boxes to create beautiful and sustainable wall art. This Earth Day, let's celebrate by making a positive impact on the planet, one cereal box at a time. Happy crafting!

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