Nothing reminds me how craft-challenged I am like glue and duct tape. As I sit here with sticky hands, I’d like to recount how I spent the last hour in my kitchen…
Once upon a time, I saw this gorgeous upcycled cereal box picture and pinned it to my Pinterest board. I read the directions and thought “This looks easy!” Forgetting that crafts are my kryptonite, I proceeded to gather the materials telling 007, “We’re going to have fun!”
I bought this snazzy super hero themed scrapbook paper
a while ago when it was half off.
I have various plans for it’s contents.
We’ve been stock-piling cereal boxes
because there are tons of
cool pins about how to reuse them.
This is just one.
We started by cutting the top of the box.
We cut a diagonal line.
And then cut patterns in scrap book paper,
construction paper and felt.
007 likes green a lot.
Here’s where things got sticky.
The construction paper boded to
the adhesive spray immediately which, you would think,
would be a good thing, but, you see,
there was no time to maneuver the paper on the inside.
Wherever it stuck was where it was staying,
including my hands.
I continued to paper the inside of the box
and then moved to the outside of the box.
All of this took about 10 minutes.
And then, came the duct tape.
I really should have bought pretty washi tape,
but it’s raining outside and I wanted to
work with what I had.
What I had was silver duct tape.
Overall, I was happy with the way it turned out.
It’s not perfect, but
my little super hero loved it.
Because all super heroes need a place to store
their Lego Mags.
Where nobody can see them.
18 more pins to go
after I take the glue off of my hands…