Hello Crafterhours readers, you’re in for a treat!
I (Adrianna) was going through my google reader the other day and came across the blog of my friend Marta, the very first blog I started reading. I won’t link you, because it’s her personal blog, but it’s pretty awesome.
In her post, she showed us how she created wall art for her newborn son’s room. My jaw is still on the floor, and I know you’re going to love it too. I am copying her post in it’s entirety for this guest post because it totally cracked me up.
I’m shameless. This post is my not-so-subtle attempt to be invited as a guest blogger on Adrianna & Susan’s Crafterhours blog. The premise behind their blog is “Sleeping babes. Crafting moms” and I totally fit that description. (And I’m totally jealous of Jeremy’s sewing abilities and the fact that he was a guest blogger.)
I needed to do some letters for Andrew’s room. I chose cardboard because it’s kinda rustic and kinda manly and kinda cool. I used to do weird stuff on cardboard all the time in college, (The one thing I learned during my time in the College of Architecture.) but I haven’t done anything like this in a long time.
I needed inspiration. I went with Andrew’s bedding, which I *love*, by the way.
The hardest part of this project might be finding the cardboard. I bought large 3′ x 4′ sheets of cardboard from a local box company for about $2.50 each. If you live in a college town, I suggest finding out where the art and architecture students buy their cardboard. Otherwise, try to find a box company or moving company that sells large sheets to the public.
Once I planned out each square, it was time to cut some cardboard. Each 10″ square has a base of three layers with the smaller pieces on top. I glued them together with rubber cement and let them dry under some heavy books.
Here comes the fun part. I took my handy-dandy X-acto knife and gently cut through the top layer of paper and peeled it off to expose the corrugation below. It takes a little finesse to keep the edges clean and not damage the corrugation. A few hours later, I ended up with this:So now, Adrianna, I hope my cardboard-cutting, X-acto knife-weilding skills are good enough to earn an invitation to the Cool Kids table. Please, oh please.
See, I told you she was funny! I could brainstorm wall art ideas for a million years and not come up with this. I think it’s the coolest name display EVAH!
Marta, since you don’t have a crafty blog, we (and I think I can speak for all our readers here too) hope you’ll be making regular appearances here. You’ll be the Dr. Phil to our Oprah. Um, yeah, I just compared our blog to Oprah. I mean that in the very loosest sense.