....other than recycling them in the rubbish bin....
When you have 2 little people, or even 1 for that matter, you go through a LOT of nappies. We get our nappies from Costco, so they are in bulk quantities and boxed. We seem to be getting a box for each little person (they're in different sized nappies) every 2 months or so...making for a lot of recycled boxes.
When Chloe arrived, Ava decided that her dolls rather enjoyed occupying the basinette when it wasn't being used by Chloe. As I kept having to evict a doll to put the real baby in her own bed, we figured that Ava's dolls needed a bed of their own to share. There was no way that we were going to pay £20 for a doll sized moses basket!! This led to us making this little dolls bed out of a nappy box.
For the box all I did was:
Draw a freehand line on the box where I wanted to cut the sides
Match the sides at the top and bottom of the bed and use a ruler and craft knife to cut nice neat straight lines
Cut the sides of the bed with the craft knife - freehand - following the line I drew earlier
I added ribbon handles by making holes in the box, threading the ribbon through and knotting the ribbon
For the bedding all I did was:
With some left over batting and fleece I made a loose fitting mattress by simply wrapping the fleece around the batting and pressing it into the bed box
You could of course be clever by:
Adding feet with anything lying around - maybe little yoghurt pots
Painting/wallpapering/decoupaging the box
Sticking foam shapes or other embellishments on
I have another nappy box craft idea to share for another day....and I am sure that there will be more to come.