A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned the gallery wall I've been attempting to create next to my three-year-old's bed. Well, I'm still at a bit of a stand-still, but I haven't had much time to work on it.
Anyway, as I was looking for things to use on the wall, I found this vintage ABC scrapbook paper and fell in love with it. I guess it's the teacher in me, but I have a hard time passing up anything alphabet-related. I wanted it on the wall, but wasn't sure how to use it. Well, I'd bought the cutest clock at Ross for $8 (such a deal!!), and as I was about to throw away the clock packaging, I noticed the color and shape of the cardboard it came in. It was square, yellow, and the perfect size! I put a fun striped paper behind the ABC paper, and then mounted it on the cardboard. Presto! An instant canvas for nothing!!!
Here's a better shot of what the cardboard box looks like. I love how it is light-weight, and adds dimension to the ABC artwork.
After my discovery, I got looking around and found all sorts of cardboard lids and boxes that could be used as a canvas. If you have any old puzzle boxes, game boxes, shoe boxes, food boxes, whatever kind of box or lid you can find lying around, don't get rid of them, at least without taking a second glance at them. You might have to paint the box or lid, and the shapes and sizes will vary, but you there's a lot of possibilities in them.
I'm so excited with how this turned out! My only problem now is getting it to work on the wall. I did put up another ABC (once again, my alphabet addiction) canvas above his bed, so I don't know if I'll really need this one on his gallery wall, but I'll find somewhere for it.
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