Woo hoo! The weekend is almost here, and I know many of you may be excited about that. Some of you may use the weekend to relax, but others use that time to do projects around the house. The other day I had a light bulb go off in my head while changing out the paper towel roll. I know, “a paper towel roll, really?” Well it happened, and now I’m glad it did. I hear about school teachers using the cardboard rolls for class craft projects often. So I thought why not make a more adult project, and the best thing about it is…it’s pretty CHEAP! So today I’ll be showing you how I made a simple L-O-V-E home decor sign , and hopefully give you inspiration for some future decor ideas.
What you’ll need
1 Cardboard Paper Towel Roll (cut into 4 pieces)
White or Colored Paper
Spray Paint (your choice of color), only needed if you wish to paint them
Rubber Gloves (if you are painting the cardboard)
You are going to want to make sure that you can get your hole punch to reach the middle of each cardboard cylinder. Trim each of the four pieces down a little more if you need too. With the pencil lightly draw each letter out. For each piece you can make as many or as little punches as you like, but you can see how mine turned out below.
L- Four vertical punches, and two horizontal.
O- Six punches
V- Seven punches
E- 9 punches; the E was tricky because I realized that I could not reach the center to make the E look right. I had to score it, and stick a screw driver in it instead. So make sure you space the holes out before punching this one.
Put your gloves on and start spraying! Let them dry completely before moving on to the next step.
If you choose not to paint them, skip to Step 3.
Cut strips of paper to fit inside each cylinder.
Secure them by taping them inside
Place them anywhere you like and enjoy!
Some recommendations for this project would be to have the paper inside be a contrasting color. So if you are going to keep it the plain cardboard, then have a bright color behind it. If you decide to spray them, I’d suggest you wear gloves and keep a finger on them while you spray. They move easily when you spray, and you don’t want them to move around.
That is all for today! Let me know if you like it, I love comments!
Until next time…