DIY Textured Cardboard Letters

by Sahana
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Last Thursday , when I was checking some beautiful ideas on Hometalk I came across a Pistachio Shell flower wreath by Kelli from Craftshack. She used a textured letter "S" in the middle on the wreath. I liked it so much that I clicked her blog link to check how she made it. She has explained that she used a textured copper backsplash and covered the cardboard letter. I was like, I need those letters, and suddenly remembered a post that I saw two years back where corrugated cardboard is used to make beautiful picture frames. So, I combined those two ideas and came up with these DIY textured cardboard letters to decorate the small space between the pegboard and the ceiling in my craft space. Let's see how.
Take a piece of cardboard. You can cut a piece from the shipping boxes you already have at home. You want to remove the top part of the one side of the cardboard to get the textured/ Corrugated part of the cardboard.

To do this, you can just peel the top layer or just use a spray bottle filled with water and spray over the cardboard and then try to peel the top layer.

I find the spraying with water was easier and gives best results. If you still have a few cardboard pieces here and there, you can spray some water and peel them off.
Use a sandpaper and sand the extra bits of cardboard so you have a clean surface to work with.
For a more detailed description of this DIY, click the blog link below.
Suggested materials:
  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Scissors
  • Craft knife
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  • Muriel J Moore Muriel J Moore on Sep 22, 2016
    How is the pegboard attached to the wall? Is it possible to hang it so that it is easy to remove? I positively love this idea, however, I'd use it in my kitchen as part of a "tenant acceptable" remodel. Anything I do must be easily undone.

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