Are you tired yet, because I sure am. We have been awash in cardboard upcycling for Earth Day!
THINK OUTSIDE THE CARDBOARD BOX
I actually have loved doing this "series" and feel like it could go on forever. The possibilities of what to do with a cardboard box are truly endless. I made a memo board, a burlap rolling crate, wall typography, and a closet storage bin.
Now, my job here is to excite you about this great project and I REALLY love how it turned out...BUT...it took darn near forever, seriously like 3hours...straight. I aint lying. This would be a great project to do if you are going to be watching a Beverly Hills 90210 or Brady Bunch marathon (my 2 favorites). Just find something to do while you endlessly glue small twigs to a box.
I cut this box in half and then spray painted it black. I was pretty sure at the start that my stick gluing would have imperfections where the box would show through and I didn't want to see any of that writing or colors.
I tried hot gluing a few sticks at a time. Then I would fill in empty spots as I went. I had to trim the sticks so the top was fairly even...not perfect by any means. I went round and round and burned and cursed. But I did it and I really do think it is super cute!
Oh that's right, you still see some hot glue strands because I just couldn't work on this thing for one more minute. One day when I am watching my kids play checkers I will pick the rest of the hot glue bits off, but for now it's fine.
Even my daughter, who usually isn't impressed with my projects unless they are pink or sparkle walked in and ran right over to this shouting, "I LOVE IT!" I guess those burns were worth it.
I can usually take constructive criticism, but please, if you hate this...just don't even say anything. It might kill me after the blood, sweat, splinters, and burns I put into this.
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