You know how much I love cardboard, it is really versatile and… free most of the time. My daughters like to bring home some cardboard boxes from the supermarket to play with them, and sometimes they end up being part of one craft like this one.
We also keep the cereal boxes because they can be used in multiple ways, like the one I am going to show you today.
My idea started with this one, and a piece of pink cardboard the girls used for drawing. Sorry I don’t have a full picture of this last one, but it’s the ordinary cardboard kids use all the time.
I wanted some stars for decoration, but the shops I saw they had the ones I liked were really expensive and I was not willing to pay so much money, so I did what every craft person would do, DIY them.
The first thing was to draw a 5-point star, and instead of writing a full tutorial on how to do it you can check this video.
Once I drew the star on the cardboard, I cut it. It was time then to crease and fold to create volume. I used a ruler to help me folding and achieve nice lines.
I wanted it to hold the shape, so I added some hot glue right in the center. The girls were happy upcycling their drawings into a cool star. I also hot glued an eye screw to hang it on the wall.
The next thing was spray paint them and here it is where I discovered something. Have a look at this picture and tell me if you see any difference between the stars.
Have you seen it?
The big star has a texture and look as rusted metal, while the smaller ones are shiny. Now, the big star was made using the ordinary cardboard, and the little ones using the cereal box on the SHINY side. So now you know what type of cardboard to use depending on what look you prefer.
I love how they look on the wall, and how much money I saved making them! By the way, if you like the ladder you can find how I made it here and the chest is coming, so stayed tuned because I will sharing the tutorial soon, but you can check some other projects here.
Have a great day!
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