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Simple Corrugated Cardboard Decorations

34 views  •  30 Mar 2023
Sally Andrews
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How To Make Corrugated Cardboard Decorations

I really love working with different types of cardboard and paper, especially something like corrugated cardboard that has an interesting texture. It is such a versatile craft material that you can make a wide range of corrugated cardboard decorations with such as; picture frames, book covers, candle holders, or just some simple wall decoration. This tutorial shows a few ideas, but you can make anything that you like. I would love to see your makes in the comments below.

List Of Items Needed To Make Corrugated Cardboard Decorations

  • Roll of Natural Coloured Corrugated Cardboard
  • Thin Cardboard
  • Spray Adhesive
  • Masking Tape
  • Candles
  • White Emulsion Paint
  • String
  • Fine Corrugated Paper in a Selection of Colours
  • Paper Glue
  • Tape Measure
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Craft Knife
  • Cutting Mat
  • Small Decorators Paintbrush
  • Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
Simple Corrugated Cardboard Decorations

Making Window Boarder Corrugated Cardboard Decorations

1st Step

First we will start by making window border corrugated cardboard decorations. All you need to do is to measure the length of the window sill and cut out some corrugated paper to fit the length. Then choose your chosen drop. You can then flatten the ridges of the cardboard a little using a ruler.

2nd Step

Next, choose your design and draw it onto the corrugated cardboard strip that you have just cut to the length of your window sill. You can use a template to draw your design onto the cardboard. Then carefully cut it out using a craft knife and cutting mat.
Simple Corrugated Cardboard Decorations

Positioning The Cardboard Window Border And Making A Cardboard Candle Wrap

3rd Step

To fix your cardboard window decoration to the wall under your window sill, spray the back of it with some spray adhesive and put it into position. If you decide that you would like to remove the decoration at a later date, stick some masking tape under the window sill and glue the decoration to that instead. This will allow you to peel off the tape without damaging the wall.

4th Step

To make a cardboard candle wrap corrugated cardboard decoration, cut some strips of corrugated paper to the right sizes to fit around your candle or candles. Then paint them in white emulsion paint. And slit the corrugations with some scissors.
Simple Corrugated Cardboard Decorations

Decorative Candle Wraps And Starting A Corrugated Cardboard Picture Frame

5th Step

Next, cut a wider strip of corrugated paper and glue it onto the back of the painted white strip. Then wrap the cardboard decoration around the candles. Cut some string that is long enough to wrap around the candles several times. Do so and then tie a small bow.

6th Step

To start making a corrugated cardboard picture frame, choose the picture that you would like to frame, and measure it. This will help you to decide on the size and shape that you would like.
Simple Corrugated Cardboard Decorations

Cutting Out A Corrugated Cardboard Picture Frame

7th Step

Now, draw the picture frame backing onto some corrugated paper, and cut it out using a craft knife and a ruler.

8th Step

Next, use the cardboard backing as a template to draw and cut out the front of the picture frame from some coloured corrugated paper. You can choose any colour that you wish. If you do not have any to hand, you can paint some plain corrugated paper to get the colour that you want. Then cut out the centre of the frame front where your picture will show.
Simple Corrugated Cardboard Decorations

Handmade Picture Frames Make Wonderful Corrugated Cardboard Decorations

9th Step

Now, you can stick your picture into position using paper glue. Do this so that the backing paper shows through as a boarder for your picture all the way around.

10th Step

Next, make a stand for your cardboard picture frame using a piece of cardboard cut to shape as shown. You can now decorate the frame using twisted strips of coloured paper, paint or any embellishments that you decide to add.

Now you have a lovely selection of corrugated cardboard decorations.
Simple Corrugated Cardboard Decorations
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