We have two local craft stores close to me. I know every time a new wreath comes in stock, because several of my neighbors will have them hanging on their front doors. I like having unique door decor – that isn’t the “wreath of the month” from the local stores. By layering corrugated shapes you can create multiple looks for a DIY door sign. The cardboard can be manipulated to make even more options. I used a couple of different paint techniques on this door hanger sign. Since the materials are inexpensive, it is fun to experiment and create a unique look for your home decor using these corrugated shapes.
- Corrugated French Rectangle Cardboard Sign
- Corrugated Cardboard Script HELLO
- Corrugated Butterfly Cutouts
- Bright Yellow 5/8 in Grosgrain Ribbon
- Grosgrain Ribbon – Bright Yellow – 3/8 inch
- Americana Calypso Blue Craft Paint
- Americana Royal Fuchsia Pink Craft Paint
- Foam Sponge Brush
- Silver Spray Paint
- Hot Temp Glue Gun
Paint your plaque using silver spray paint. This will give the corrugated cardboard the appearance of metal sheeting. Allow it to dry.
The technique on this is to use a dry paint brush wash.
Using a foam brush, dip the brush into your paint, and then squish most of the paint out of the foam. The brush should be almost dry. Go over the corrugated areas going across the cardboard lines. Use a light touch so the paint does not get down into the grooves.
Using hot glue, attach the “hello” piece and butterflies to the corrugated sign base. You might notice from this next photo that these corrugated shapes are backed with thin wood. I was pleasantly surprised at how sturdy and durable the shapes are!
Check out other projects you can make using these versatile corrugate products: faux metal homemade banner and corrugate DIY art portfolio. Make sure to browse the entire line of corrugated cardboard products to help inspire your next craft project!
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Shaunte is a 30-something, chocolate-loving, SAHM from Utah. She has been scrapbooking since 1997, the dreaded era of photos cropped with deco scissors. Since then, her work has evolved into a clean, linear, photo-focused style. Her favorite subjects to scrap are her husband and five kids (never a lack for subject material there).