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.
- Several empty Cereal Boxes
- Elmer’s Glue/Modge Podge
- Brown Paper Bag/Manila Paper
- Hot Glue Gun
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.
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!
Fold the tabs in half and stick them around the backside piece of the letter with hot glue.
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.
Stick it around to the other half of the tabs.
More tabs! Attach them around the side cardboard. Make sure to put tabs on all edges.
Attach the front side cardboard of the letter to one edge only…
and fill the letter up with shredded paper to make it more solid and to give it some weight.
Then close the letter.
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? 🙂