Cereal Box Letters

Decorating rooms doesn’t have to be costly. You don’t even have to spend a single penny. If you want to add letter blocks to display on a table or shelf, you can simply use empty cereal boxes.

Cereal Box Letters

Materials:

  • Several empty Cereal Boxes
  • Pencil
  • Elmer’s Glue/Modge Podge
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Brown Paper Bag/Manila Paper
  • Brush
  • Hot Glue Gun

 

Steps:

Cereal Box Letters

Depending on your desired size, cut out the letters that you need. Be sure to maximize your boxes by drawing the shapes on the box as close to each other as possible. Think tetris 🙂 Remember you’ll need two cut outs for each letter for the front and back side.

Cereal Box Letters

On a scrap cardboard from the used boxes or from an extra cereal box, cut out around 1/2″ x 2″ tabs. You’ll need plenty of these!

Cereal Box Letters

Fold the tabs in half and stick them around the backside piece of the letter with hot glue.

Cereal Box Letters

Then cut strips from another cereal box. The thickness would depend on how thick you want your letters to be. This would serve as the sides of your letters.

Cereal Box Letters

Stick it around to the other half of the tabs.

Cereal Box Letters

More tabs! Attach them around the side cardboard. Make sure to put tabs on all edges.

Cereal Box Letters

Attach the front side cardboard of the letter to one edge only…

Cereal Box Letters

and fill the letter up with shredded paper to make it more solid and to give it some weight.

Cereal Box Letters

Then close the letter.

Cereal Box Letters

Decoupage it with brown paper pieces that are about 2 x 2 inches. And you are done!

You can also use newspaper to decoupage the letters with or paint them for brighter and colourful ones. These letters are great for decorating a lot of areas in the house. The word “FAMILY”, for instance, would look good on a shelf arranged together with your picture frames.

What other ideas do you have for these letters? 🙂

 

Source: katvanlew

 

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