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DIY Cardboard Castle

DIY Cardboard Castle

Looking for a simple & fun project to do with the kids? Christiane Lemieux, founder and creative director of Dwell Studio and author of Undecorate, has the perfect answer -— read on for all the details on this inspiring cardboard castle, designed and built by her two children.

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  • Step 1: Collect Your Materials 1 of 10
    Step 1: Collect Your Materials
    For this particular castle we used tape as the décor. My kids love decorating with tape. You can use stickers, paint, fabric or even left over wallpaper and anything really.
  • Step 1 (cont.): Collect Your Materials 2 of 10
    Step 1 (cont.): Collect Your Materials
    Grab some boxes and go!
  • Step 2: Create the Front Door 3 of 10
    Step 2: Create the Front Door
    We usually start with the front door. Isabelle and Will discussed it and decided to make it arched.
  • Step 3: Create the Curtains 4 of 10
    Step 3: Create the Curtains
    For this castle Isabelle decided that we should use some scrap fabric (luckily we have a lot!) from the office for curtains.
  • Step 4: Cut Out the Windows 5 of 10
    Step 4: Cut Out the Windows
    With some help from the parents cut out windows.
  • Step 5: Refine 6 of 10
    Step 5: Refine
    Clean up the edges.
  • Step 6: Decorate 7 of 10
    Step 6: Decorate
    Start decorating!
  • Step 7: Create the Mail Slot 8 of 10
    Step 7: Create the Mail Slot
    The hole in box makes a perfect mail slot!
  • Step 8: Piece It All Together 9 of 10
    Step 8: Piece It All Together
    Put all the pieces together make your castle as big as you like. Hang your window treatments too.
  • Step 9: Move In! 10 of 10
    Step 9: Move In!
    Move in and enjoy!

 

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