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Keep the cardboard! How to create cute party pieces with paint and a box

Cardboard is the main supply needed for this party.

Don’t throw it out – instead, throw a party! It’s recycling at it’s best – when a basic piece of cardboard becomes a piece of art. From the boring brown box you typically toss, these party decorations will make a statement. And… they will cost you next to nothing!

Ashley Collett shows her stunning party-scape that she created from cardboard. With a little paint and your packaging scraps, Ashley says you can create anything at any scale.

All you need are your cardboard boxes, acrylic paint, and scissors or a blade for cutting shapes. The trick is to keep the image simple and sketchy. This concept would work with any theme and any scale.


If you like the French-themed party idea, Ashley is sharing a free editable invitation on her website.

Ashley Collett is an owner of Salt & Honey Market with two locations in Salt Lake City that has a goal to help other creative professionals establish their own successful local shops. Learn more @saltandhoneymarket on Instagram or

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