I am back on the birthday bandwagon tonight! The other day I started wondering what am I going to do with most of the stuff I make for Tay's birthday. Don't get me wrong, most of it cost hardly anything to make. But I hate to spend money on things that probably won't be used again.
I wanted to make some signs to put up around the house and in the front yard for the day of her birthday and since my Dad took his saw back I can't cut any of the wood I have in the garage and then I remembered I threw away a cardboard box yesterday. So I proceeded to dumpster dive and fish it out!
It's cute and basically free!!
I cut out my cardboard to fit a frame I have in my collection.
I painted the cardboard white with craft paint and a foam brush, be sure you do several lite layers or else your cardboard will get mushy. I used my Cricut to make some stencils and painted away.
|Sorry about the white on white :(|
I sanded my faux canvas down, I want it to look more like it belongs in a field than in my dining room! I used the Doodlecharms cartridge to cut out the watermelons and foam dots to adhere it to my cardboard.
I am going to go get some nails with large heads on them and add them to the corners for a little bling! I think it turned out really cute and maybe I won't feel so bad getting rid of it when we are done with it because it's only cardboard, unless someone else has an amazing idea on what to do with the b-day stuff when we are done! I can't wait to make some more!