Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Minion box upcycled with cardboard tube

Minion lovers!! Here is a DIY for you, Minion box up-cycled with cardboard tube.

Below are supplies needed
  • Cardboard tube
  • Foam sheets (blue, yellow, black, grey, white colors)
  • Sharp knife/ scissors
  • Glue gun
  • Scale
  • Marker
  • Scale/ruler
  • Blue sketch/marker
First take the cardboard tube and mark a line at 10 cm along the circumference of the tube for bottom of the minion box. Mark another line at 3.5cm for the top of the minion box. Cut along the marked lines with the help of sharp knife. Later cover the cut pieces of tube with plain white paper to hide the writings on cardboard tube. 

Now take the yellow foam sheet and cut it along at the length of 9cm (1cm less than length of bottom of minion box). Wrap it along circumference of cardboard tube cut for bottom part and stick both ends as shown in the picture above. Similarly, cut one more yellow foam sheet of length 4.5cm (1cm more than length of top of minion box) for top of minion box and wrap it along its circumference and stick both ends.

To cover top cardboard tube, apply glue using glue gun along circumference of top and place it upside down on yellow foam sheet and cut along circumference of it. Similarly, cover bottom of cardboard tube also.  This is how it looks after sticking yellow foam sheet.

Now let's make below accessories for the minion.

Let's start with Jeans. Yoo!! Jeans for minion. Take blue foam sheet and cut as shown in below shape of total height 8.5cm, bottom part height 4cm, top part height 1.5cm. Leave a gap of 4cm in between to stick button. Mark small lines along border of jeans with blue marker to give the effect of stitching. Cut semi circle of radius 1cm to stick it at middle of jeans as button.

Stick this jeans along circumference as above. Yoo!! Bottom part of minion is ready.!!

Let's make the spectacles now. For frame of the spectacles take grey foam sheet and trace two concentric circles, one bigger circle of diameter 6cm, other smaller one of diameter 4cm  and cut along traced circles. Trace and cut long black foam sheet of width 0.8cm and length necessary to circumference minion box.

For eye of  minion trace and cut a circle of radius 2cm on white foam sheet. Cut and trace one other circle of radius 1cm on black foam sheet for eye ball. Stick spectacles frame (circle of grey foam sheet) and eye ball (circle of black foam sheet) on circle of white foam sheet. And stick this along with black foam sheet as shown in above picture on top part of minion.

That's it... Minion box is ready.!! Isn't it cool?? I gifted it to my friends and they loved it. :)

Instead of two piece minion, you can make it one single piece and leave the top open to use it as pencil stand.

Thank you for dropping by.


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks lasri :)
      Even I loved it and enjoyed making this :D

  2. I am thinking party favors for a Minion party. CUTE.

    Looking forward to hosting the #HomeMattersParty with you

    1. Thank you Audrey :)
      It's my pleasure to cohost #HomeMattersParty along with you all

  3. Oh, that is adorable!! I think I love those Minion guys more than my son!! ha/ha #HomeMattersParty

    1. Haha. Thanks Jamie. You should make one for yourself then :)

  4. How cute is that?! I love that it is actual a functional little box. Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty :)

    Life With Lorelai

    1. Thanks Lorelai :)
      I know, even I love the fact that it can be used. We use this in our house to store grocery bills :D

  5. These are super cute! My kids would LOVE these! Thanks for sharing! #HomeMattersParty

  6. What a cute craft! My kids would love this :-)

    1. Thank you :) Yea, kids would definitely love it