Reusing Takeout Containers - Pizza Boxes (Part 2) February 06 2013

The long awaited second post in our three part series on reusing takeout containers is here!  The first post, inspired by our favorite Chinese Take Out restaurant down the street, highlight some easy and creative ways to reuse those lantern boxes.  We even have a great way to put all those menu's to use.  If you haven't already read it, check out the first post here

This, our second post, has some great ways to reuse pizza boxes.  While we are at it, here are a few shocking facts about pizza:

- 93 percent of Americans have eaten pizza in the last month.  Americans consume over 100 acres of pizza a DAY, about 350 slices per second. And that's on a regular day--not Super Bowl Sunday or Halloween!

- Approximately 3 billion pizzas are sold in the United States each year, plus an additional one billion frozen pizzas.

- There are approximately 61,269 pizzerias in the United States. These pizzerias represent 17 percent of all restaurants.

So, you've had your pizza fix and are now left with the pizza box.  We've all struggled with trying to stuff it into the recycling can.  It's often a fight we don't win!  Well, here are some other ways you can reuse that pizza box....HAH HA!

Pizza Box Art

Who needs canvas when you have a pizza box!  Cover you pizza box with left over wall paper or wrapping paper to make some fun pizza box art and liven up any room.  To get clean edges, we recommend using some spray adhesive to stick the wallpaper or wrapping paper to the pizza box.  Remember to cover the edges as well!


Green Kids

These pizza box chalkboard and dry-erase boards are fantastic for creative kids.  Easy and cost effective, they are fantastic for road trips or even as party favors.  Here's a great tutorial on how to make them. 

Yes, you can even upcycle the spacer!

You know that white thing that sits in the middle of the pizza when you open the box.  The genius invention that makes sure the pizza doesn't stick to the top of the box.  Well, that can be upcycled too!  Here's how.

And last but not least...

We're not endorsing this by any means but it did give us a laugh when we saw it!