Seeing as I care so much for the environment I thought I would bring you another post about recycling. But this time I thought we could look at ten amazing ways to recycle and reuse your empty pizza boxes.
10 – Pizza Box Solar Oven
If you can’t be bothered to switch on your microwave (I know how long that can take), but you have time to throw together your own ghetto Pizza Box Solar Oven. Or you have more money to waste on creating a Pizza Box Solar Oven than it would cost to buy a fully-cooked, new pizza then this project is for you. Enough with the hate. There are actual uses for this solar oven so I can’t hate it too much. Say you are going to a music festival or going camping and it’s going to be a heatwave then it would be more than useful. Just don’t make one if you like in the UK as you need a sun for it to work.
The chances are you will have some old vinyl records laying around the house (if you haven’t already used these ideas to recycle them) but the chances are you won’t have a Gramophone to play them on as they are now extinct with the dinosaurs. Now I have a dilemma: I have vinyl records but no Gramophone. But wait…how about creating your own Gramophone using a pizza box?
8 – Pizza Box Laptop
A Reddit user posted a picture of a ghetto laptop made using a pizza box. I’m not sure why this theory came a reality for one person, but I sure as hell love them for it. It would have been amazing to bring this pizza box laptop into school/college back in the day. There is just the problem of the laptop bursting into flames when it cannot cope with 10 minutes of play on the built-in Solitaire game.
7 – Pizza Box Xbox 360 Arcade Controller
Just like the huge NES controller built from LEGO, this Pizza Box Xbox 360 Arcade Controller isn’t going to be an easy build and it will be more of an “eye-candy” piece than anything else, but how many people can say they have an Xbox 360 Arcade Controller made from a pizza box?!
It all started with the release of Mortal Kombat vs. DC on the Xbox 360. A guy who refers to himself as “the freak” felt that the D-Pad on the Xbox 360 controller was far from accurate so he decided he must take matters into his own hands. He decided to use a pizza box not for an “amazement factor”, but simply to allow customization before creating a shell. I personally would have stuck with the pizza box for the controllers permanent home.
As the game Battle Ships goes I don’t think it’s the most exhilarating of games out there. But as soon as someone incorporates shots into the game then I am all ears! “From now on this game will be known as Battle Shots!” The aim of the game is to reference a square on your opponent’s pizza box (with the same layout as yours, apart from his/her randomly place shot glasses). If you guess a square that has a glass they have to drink its contents.
5 – Pizza Box Chairs
Have you got a man-cave but have no furniture? Well, no man-cave is complete without furniture and what could be a better fitting than a chair made entirely out of pizza boxes? The pizza box chairs are made using 29 boxes per chair and if you are wondering about the structural integrity of the chairs, the guy in the photo seems to be sitting down ok.
4 – Ultimate Pizza Box Samurai Suit
You know what it’s like, a pizza shop is holding a competition and the winner will win…wait for it… a years worth of FREE PIZZA! Well, Little Caesars, a pizza joint in Virginia, held a Halloween costume contest and offered to give away the very same prize. Little to say, two guys got together and came up with the genius idea of creating a Samurai Suit made entirety from pizza boxes.
If you ever needed a good excuse to order a Dominoes then this is it! A dad wanted to create his son a football table because the World Cup was about to start. He ordered in a pizza (any excuse 🙂 ) and created a football table with the empty pizza box.
Thanks to the creatives from South Korean studio Argo9 we can all reminisce about firing rubber bands (elastic bands) at my classmates. But now I am older I need something a little more sophisticated than my own fingers as the firing mechanism. That is where your own cardboard gun comes into play that will be guaranteed to spice up any work place. So get challenging your colleagues.
This idea is such ingenious and simple that I am ashamed I had never thought of it before. A basketball hoop made out of a pizza box that you place over a bin will bring at least 5 minutes of happiness to my life even if that is all it lasts before I get bored of it.