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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Easy Cardboard Letters




During this month's Craft Challenge, we are coming up with many ideas to recycle cardboard. I made cardboard drawers and had these flaps leftover to use. 


Ha! I love letter decor and needed a pop of red in my kitchen so I decided to hang up the word "EAT".  This is just too easy peasy! 


I drew on the letters. 


Then cut them out. 




Wanting a layered distressed look, I started painting the first layer with a turquoise blue.



When it dried, I applied a layer of red paint. 



Well I never sanded cardboard before but gave it a try. It worked.



I hung the lightweight letters on the wall with two-sided tape. 


This is so easy, my son can make them... for me... for every room that I want to express a word! 
Can you believe it?!?! 





Just what the island needed... a pop of red! 



What are you doing with your leftover cardboard? Recycle with decor? There are so many options! 



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40 comments:

  1. I love this! Those EAT signs can be so expensive in stores. It's hard to believe yours is made out of cardboard! It turned out great. Thanks for sharing this with Hump Day Happenings.

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  2. These are pretty cool, and simple to make! Thank you for sharing and for linking up with the Oh My Heartsie Girls WW. Have a great day! xxAshleigh @SimplyWright

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  3. I love this idea, they turned out great. I may try this in my home office, I have a huge bare wall. Thanks for sharing on Sunday's Best.

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  4. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing your post (with wonderful pictures) over at Together on Tuesdays :)

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  5. I just love how you recycled your cardboard. What a great idea! Your letters really look great on your wall. That red makes your wall pop. Thanks for linking up your post on my Linky Party!!!! :0)

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  6. such a wonderful recycle project! I road the blog train over to your wonderful blog and I hope you shared at my blog hop too ( you can link up through Sat midnight) xo

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  7. No I cannot even believe it - pinch me that you made these stunning red letter art that look elegant on the wall.

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  8. So simple yet so effective, I love it, thanks for sharing!

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  9. I love this idea!! So simple, yet so effective! Saw it over at #FuntasticFriday and popped by. I am liking your FB page and pinning this idea! -Sue

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  10. So cute! Thanks for linking up with us on What's Up Wednesday!

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  11. Thanks for sharing at Pin-Worthy Wednesday. Cute knock-off of those metal letters!

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  12. This is a great idea! I have tons of cardboard lying around after moving. I think I need some of these letters in my home! I love the layered distressed look you have going on, as well as how you can see the corrugated texture on the letters.
    I'll be featuring this projects at tomorrow night's Merry Monday Link Party at 8CST. Be sure to check it out!

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  13. Amy @ StowandTellUFebruary 7, 2015 at 9:38 PM

    This are too cool. I am so doing this. Love that you gave them a weathered look with several colors of paint and sanding!!

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  14. Crazy isn't it? Free and easy. That is just what we all need. Thank you so much for hosting and visiting, Jenna!

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  15. Super easy! Thanks so much for hosting, Ashleigh! Glad you visited :)

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  16. Awesome idea! For your office, words that inspire you would look fantastic! Thank you so much, Rhonda!

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  17. Aw, thank you, Lisa. I always appreciate your kind visits!

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  18. Thank you for being a great hostess! :)

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  19. Oh my! You sound like you are in inspiration heaven! I am going to try raised letters next for more shadowing. (Like those expensive letters in craft stores.) This was my first time trying it. Glad you like it! Thank you so very much for the feature and I'll certainly stop by! ox

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  20. I never sanded off cardboard before and was surprised it worked so much like furniture. Isn't it fun? Now I have other ideas. Can't wait to see yours! :)
    Thank you, Amy!

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  21. Clever, creative, and super cool! Definitely loving and doing!

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  22. Looks nice! And a great way to recycle cardboard. Thanks for joining the #HomeMattersParty - we hope to see you again next week :)

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  23. What a great idea! Love it! Pinned and tweeted. We love to party with you, so I hope to see you tonight at 7 pm. That would be so awesome.
    Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

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  24. Super easy. You are going to love making yours. Thank you, Donna!

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  25. Thank you, Brittany! And thank you for hosting! :)

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  26. Easy and effective decor. And free! :)
    Thank you!!!

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  27. I love your pinning! Thank you, Kim! You're an awesome hostess!

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  28. Another great way to upcycle cardboard. This is so creative and would save so much money. Thank you for sharing at the Motivational Monday Link Party. Hope to see you again Sunday!

    Bethany from The Southern Couture

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  29. What a great idea! This is really innovative. Thanks for sharing at Funtastic Friday. Hope to see you again this week.

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  30. Thank you so much, again, Bethany! You're a fabulous hostess! :)

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  31. Thanks so much for the visit and invite! :)

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  32. Wow, I love this! I have always love the wooden/canvas letters, but they can be so expensive! I have cardboard all over my house! Thank you for sharing this at the #SHINEBlogHop!

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  33. That is a pretty cool idea! I let my kiddos get in the big boxes and they color and draw in them.

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  34. How cute! Would never have thought of using cardboard in this way. Visiting from the chain linky climb.

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  35. You are so welcome! It's so super easy. You are going to love it! Thank you for checking in! :)

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  36. Amazing magic between children and cardboard boxes. I say let them have at it! You're a great mom to let them. :)

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  37. Thanks, Mary! So super easy and I bet the creative idea can lead to so many words, monograms and color combinations. It can be endless.

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  38. Very cute! Love the rustic look!

    Thanks again for linking up with the Great Blog Train. I hope to see you again this month!

    ~Lisa

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  39. Thank you for the visit and the invite! Hope you're having a great week!

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