Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Cardboard Canvas

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!


Mrs. Fine said...

Ah...the Cricut! :-) I love that you have frames just hanging around...I imagine that helps the creative process. No need to go out and buy something when you get an idea or urge?! You can always save the cardboard and paint over it...now that it's cut!

Jenglamgirl said...

LOVE Taylors PATCH, so cute Kenz!

Sarah said...

That turned out so great! Okay, it's official. I need a Cricut ;)

Mom_Rhonda said...

Cardboard is a great idea! Free and green! The sign is adorable!

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