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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

DIY Ombre Monogram S made from Duct Tape and Cardboard!

DIY Ombre Monogram S made from Duct Tape and Cardboard!
Brought to you by the letter "S"!
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This is a tutorial for a fabulous monogram made
from cardboard and duct tape!
This cost me $5 for supplies...and it's nearly 3 feet tall!

Here's how to make one yourself.
This would also be an easy way to make a PINATA!
You'll need cardboard.  For the large front and side of the S,
 I used 2 sheets of foam board from the dollar store.  
(you might have access to large pieces of cardboard)
I sketched out an s that I liked.
Sometimes S's can be so boring!  I did a Carnival style s
 that I thought would be perfect...and I was right!
I used a razor knife and cut out the shape.

Then I traced the s I cut onto the other foam 
board and cut that out too!
It doesn't have to be in the reverse...unless you are using 
a cardboard that you are trying to keep the pattern from.

Now you should be seeing doubles.
Next, cut strips of cardboard...these egg boxes were
 perfect for me, and I had 3 in the garage waiting for recycling!
My strips are 5 inches wide
Now start hot gluing your cardboard onto the foam board...the 
cardboard rolls and bends perfectly around any bend or corner.
Once you get to the end of the strip, just hot glue on 
another one, overlapping slightly.
Until you finish the entire shape.  If your monogram letter
 had a hole in it...like an A,B, or D, etc...
just glue cardboard right around the centers too!
Now you can set your top piece on and see how 
cool it will look in a few minutes
Just lift up an edge of the foam board.  Run hot glue along
 the cardboard and press the foam board onto it.
Then gently lift up the next section and continue all the way around the letter!
Awesome right!??
Now you can decorate!  You could paint, modpodge, cover with
 fluffy tissue paper for a pinata, or do what I did...use Duct Tape!
I started on one side with the remaining roll 
of teal duct tape that I had...
I tape the full top first, then the back, and finished off with the edges
And I got to here and ran out of tape.  I bought some more...
same place I got the first roll (lowe's) and began doing more...
And it was a different color.  Different dye lot I guess,
who knew?  So, luckily I planned well 
and it ended up looking ombre.
 I knew I would run out of teal if I did the back...so
I used some purple duct tape I had to cover the back.
If you had a reversible letter like I, A, M...you could make 
both sides different for fun variety!
Then I used the roll of teal again and covered all the sides.

I just needed 3 rows of duct tape to finish off the edges!

So Super!
Easy to make your own photography prop,
 home decor or whatever you like!
Simple and fun!

Linking up to THESE parties this week!


1 comment:

Whit said...

This is awesome! What a great tutorial. I may need to do something similar for my nieces birthdays coming up

Whit @ Thebusybroad.blogspot.com

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