The video game industry has long been a one-man show, and the folks at CraveTV were happy to share with us their tips on how to make your own cardboard gift bags, or even better, a “cardboard dollhouse.”
Crave’s own Adam Pashinsky has been in the video game world for almost 20 years and he’s never been a big fan of the cardboard boxes, but he was impressed by how easy the project was to make.
He said it’s something he’s been looking forward to for years and said the whole project was more than he could have ever imagined.
Pashinski said he started with some cardboard boxes and then worked his way up to a large “Dylan” box and then eventually to a cardboard doll house.
“I did my research, went to a number of places to make my own boxes and figured out that you just need the right type of cardboard,” he said.
“You need to be able to fold it and put it in the right places.”
The video above features Pashino making the cardboard dollhouses and you can see a video of the entire project at CriveTV.com.
Pashingino explained that the project has a couple of main components.
“I like to go into the room and do some basic work like trimming and folding.
The dollhouse I wanted was the one that I found on the floor of the living room,” he told us.
“The other thing was the box, the dolls and the dollhouse itself.”
He said the box is meant to be made of sturdy cardboard and the dolls are made of cardboard that he purchased at a hardware store.
“It’s really, really sturdy cardboard.
I don’t know how it’s going to hold up, but I’m confident in it,” he explained.
The two dolls, he said, are meant to hold the boxes together.
Pashinos work is going to require a little extra work, and he said the project took him about six weeks to complete.
“We were really, very, very proud of it,” Pashin said of the project.
“Our biggest thing was that it’s a very, really easy project to make.”
The cardboard doll houses are made with recycled paper and will last about three to four years, depending on the thickness of the paper.
Pachino said the cardboard houses will be installed and then the boxes are put in a frame.
Posing for a photo in the “Dollhouse” project room of the Crave office.
“This is the first time we’ve ever used the term ‘dollhouse,'” he said of Crave.
“So, it’s actually quite unique and very, VERY cool.
The dolls are in there, and we just want to do a fun little video with them.
It’s a lot of fun to be on the internet making a video about this.”
The project has since gone viral and has been viewed over 13 million times.
Packing the dolls up in cardboard and then attaching them to a wall.
CraveTV’s Adam Pishino on the project’s success.
Pashino explained he did the project by hand and that he used some basic cardboard cutting skills.
“Cutting a sheet of cardboard and I was really happy to have the help of some good friends, so we started cutting cardboard from the floor and laying it on the cardboard.
We just went and got a big, old cardboard box and put all the dolls in there,” he shared.
Adam Pashina’s wife was able to cut the cardboard into a few shapes to make the dolls.
The cardboard doll homes are a fun way to add some extra personality to your home.
Another way to keep the house looking tidy and professional is to cut some cardboard and place it in a wooden box.
While it’s definitely fun to get a new look to your living room, it doesn’t take much time to make something really special for your next party.
If you want to see more videos from Adam Pachinos project, be sure to check out his Facebook page.