Category Archives: New Life for Cardboard

DVD CASE “GAME”

Ever since I saw Stacy Vaughn’s travel checker game made using an old DVD case, I have wanted to try my hand at something similar. This past Christmas, I had my opportunity! I wanted to make a Christmas gift for … Continue reading

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CARDBOARD “WROUGHT IRON” FRAME

The Internet has numerous projects where paper quilling techniques and empty toilet paper and paper towel tubes are combined to create the look of wrought iron, and having seen these, I have wanted to try this technique forĀ  myself. I … Continue reading

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DECOUPAGED CARDBOARD FRAME

Up to this point, all the frames that I had made had flat fronts with some sort of covering. On this frame, I had painted it white, but I did not like the way the paint looked when I finished … Continue reading

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EMBOSSED AND “STAINED” FRAME

This cardboard frame was given an embossed look by building up a design with craft glue. I did this one free-hand, but you could draw out the design that you want directly on the frame, then trace over it in … Continue reading

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BURLAP FRAME

As I was looking around for different ways to disguise my cardboard frames, I came across some scraps of burlap in my sewing room that were leftover from another home project. Since burlap has enjoyed a degree of popularity recently, … Continue reading

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NATURE FRAMES

The first couple of frames that I made were designed to go in my husband’s office area, so I used things from nature to cover them. These two frames sit next to each other on a shelf and look very … Continue reading

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CARDBOARD PICTURE FRAMES

After working with cardboard to produce lecterns, I was excited by its potential. So I spent time exploring the realm of cardboard frames. Though technology has allowed for us load thousands of photos onto a single frame that changes the … Continue reading

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