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Earth Day is next week and I am having so much fun whipping up projects using recycled materials. This one used a cardboard box, scrap fabric, and an old picture frame.

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I spray painted my wood frame black and while that was drying I got to work on what was going inside the frame.

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I cut two pieces of cardboard the size of the inside opening of my frame and hot glued them together. This will be thick enough to hold push pins, but not so thick that it sticks out of the back of the frame.

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Then I hot glued my base fabric onto the top of the cardboard.

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My second piece of fabric is a cloth dropcloth. I liked that I could use the end hem to give my message board a finished look with no sewing needed! I just hot glued it to the top of my base fabric.

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I went back to the dry frame and scuffed it up a bit with some sandpaper. Then, I popped my insert into the opening. I felt like it needed a little something, so I screwed this metal number to the bottom of the frame.

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Have you been doing any fun upcycling projects for Earth Day? I have a few more cardboard box projects up my sleeve for this week! What would you do with a cardboard box?

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