Today we will be making a Wall hanging that is made completely from cardboard and a glue gun.
This project has become one of my favourites. The end result looks so smart and modern for something that is made out of a toilet roll tube, cardboard and a glue gun.
So for this you will need:
- Cardboard box
- 2x Toilet roll tubes
- Hot glue gun
- Acrylic paint
- Paint brush
Okay let’s get started,
- First thing you need to do is decide on the sizes that you want your frame to be. These are the sizes that I decided to go with.
- Once you’re happy with the sizes you can start to draw onto the cardboard. The only thing you will need the cardboard box for is the frame part and the swirl designs.
- So the first thing you want to do is measure and cut out a bit of cardboard that is 8cm by 25cm, after that you want to draw lines across the 8 cm side every 2 cm in. once you have that you should repeat that three more times so that you have four of the same strips.
- Once you have the piece of cardboard use your scalpel to cut along the lines but do not cut it all the way through. You want to be able to fold the cardboard but still have it joined together.
- The next thing you want to do is flatten the toilet roll tube and then draw the measurements onto it. These parts will act as the petals for the flowers, I used 1 toilet roll tube per flower.
- After that cut thin strips to make the swirls in the frame. Once you have cut these take the end of your ruler and drag it along the strip in order to flatten it out. Then once it’s flattened you can roll it up to get the swirl shape.
- The next step is to paint everything you’ve cut out, I used black acrylic paint but of course you can make it whatever colour you want to.
- Once it’s all painted and dried the next thing to do is glue it together. The first thing I did was glue together each of the sides then i glued them together to make the frame structure. Next thing I glued together was the flower petals.
- Once everything is glued together it’s best to arrange the placement of the flowers and swirls in the frame before you glue things down. This way you know how it will fit and how it will look. Then once you’re happy with it you can glue everything together.
- Once that is done I got a piece of string to stick onto the back of the frame so that you can hang it up onto the wall.
- I’m not the best with a glue gun so it turned out pretty messy for me, so the last thing I done was use the paint to go over the glue and it just made it blend in more so there wasn’t noticeable blobs of glue.
Now after that you’re done.
It’s a fairly simple project that uses very little materials and it’s such a nice looking thing to make.
I hope you enjoyed this DIY project, I know I had fun making it which is the main part of this.
I’ll see you next time,