Introduction: Makedo Pizza Box Art Easel

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Here is a fun DIY project for any aspiring artist. To make this Makedo Art Easel, all you need is a pizza box, some plastic lids and Makedo parts available from

Step 1: Find and Fold

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Gather the materials for your Makedo Art Easel. You will need some flat cardboard, a pizza box and Makedo Parts.

To begin, create a fold on the lid at around 1/4 of the way from the hinge of the box.

Step 2: Fold and Connect

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On the top flap of the pizza box place a piece of cardboard to create an angle.

Once you have the desired angle, connect it in place using Makedo Lock-hinges and Makedo Re-clips.

Step 3: Lock in Place

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To prevent the box lid from moving, punch a hole in the side of the box where the lid sits flat as shown in the image.

Secure it in place using a Makedo Re-clip.

Step 4: Attach

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Connect your bottle caps or plastic lids to the flat surface using Makedo Re-clips. This is where your paint pots will sit.

Step 5: Complete and Share

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Your Makedo Pizza Box Art Easel is complete. Now let your imagination run wild and start painting.

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annharris123 (author)2017-07-27

Having taught art for 30 plus years I can tell you that traditional wooden table easels are very unstable, tend to fall over during the process of painting. This actually looks much more stable because of the flat base and fixed board at the back. It is a better mousetrap, I mean easel !

And you could make three leg table easels more stable by pocking holes in a closed pizza box for the legs of the wooden easel.

annharris123 (author)2017-07-27

Now you could make three leg table easels more stable by pocking holes in a closed pizza box for the legs of the wooden easel.

MarcioWilges (author)2015-09-26

This makes a lot more sense than having to move an actual easel into your house for the kids to use! Haha!

MityManiac (author)2012-12-06

Also i vl like to add is that just cover the support of the drawing sheet wth a transperency or some plastic sheet to avoid wetting of the box-board!!!
Rest is all great!!!

makedo-able (author)MityManiac2012-12-09

Yeah great idea so the board doesn't get too soggy. Thanks!

MityManiac (author)makedo-able2012-12-09

most welcome!!! :D

MityManiac (author)2012-12-06

Great work dude!!!
i made a similar 1 with a carton
was a bit complex fo me
bt the idea ws great
well m nt an artist
so all i did is gifted it to my sis :P
Nyc1 :D

makedo-able (author)MityManiac2012-12-09

Cool, would like to see it sometime! Thanks for the comment.

Treasure Tabby (author)2012-12-05

Great idea. Good for make-shift open air painting and a great project for a classroom.

Jessie Marie (author)2012-12-03


brianadkison (author)2012-12-03

This is beyond awesome! Makes me wish I had a pizza box, and Makedo parts. I bet the same could be done with simple binder clips for those of us who don't own Makedo. I'll try it the next time we order out.

makedo-able (author)brianadkison2012-12-03

Cool, be sure to share it if you do!

poofrabbit (author)2012-12-02

Oh this is so cool!!!

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