Happy Monday crafters! I’ve got another quick project for you that’s part of a larger Cricut Fun project. Using corrugated cardboard – mine is from an empty shipping box – and paint to create a faux wood plank backdrop. These can be made in any size you need and are great for wall or door decorations.
So let’s get started ….
- 2 Pieces of corrugated cardboard or box top in size you need
- 4 metal decorative brads
- 1/2″ score tape or tacky glue
- Jute or ribbon for hanger
- white or off white acrylic paint
- cheap paint brush
Begin by peeling the top layer off of the cardboard to expse the corrugated area underneath.
Using the end of a paint brush, lightly drag it across the recessed areas, just here and there.
Now cut the entire piece into three boards as seen below. Save some of the excess to make two brace pieces for the top and bottom. Glue the braces as seen below, to the top and bottom areas. Punch some holes and add a metal brad on the left and right side of each brace. The brad should go through the brace as well as the cardboard boards, coming out of the back.
Cut a new piece of cardboard the size of the entire top section (boards with braces) that you will attach at the back. Cut your hanger material and attach to the inside of the back piece.
Glue the front, top piece, to the back as seen below.
Now you can either leave the backdrop in it’s natural state or white-wash it as I’ve done. I would spray seal the finished backdrop with a clear sealer to protect it from the elements.
If you are interested in the full project, use the link below. Otherwise …. thanks for stopping by and I hope you were inspired!