Lokal DIY returns with another cheap but fun craft project. This time, we will be making 3D letters. These are great for home decor, styling a party, or simply making use of materials that are already on their way to the landfill.
Materials + Tools:
Glue gun + glue sticks
1. Trace a letter onto the cardboard and cut. Make sure to cut two pieces for each letter.
2. Cut strips with the corrugated patterns crosswise. The width of these strips determine the width of your letters.
3. Curl your strips, preparing them for the curved sections of your letters.
4. Start assembling your letters by gluing the strips to the edge of the flat letters you cut.
5. If you need to connect two strips, separate the ends of one strip, apply hot glue…
6. … and connect to the other strip by sandwiching the latter between the separated paper/cardboard.
7. Continue gluing the strips until you cover one side of the letter.
8. Add more strips.
9. Take the 2nd flat letter you cut and glue to the top of the strips (you glued).
10. Woot, you’re done!
You can finish your letters by painting them or by wrapping them with paper (maps, comic book pages, scrapbooking paper, etc).
I painted mine in an ombre-like style after applying paper tape: