Cardboard Crafts,  Paper Crafts

Making corrugated ornies

My sister, Brenda, came down recently to visit. We wanted to get together to figure out how to use our Cricut Makers. That was pretty funny because we discovered they’re super easy!

After cutting a few files on the Maker we were ready to play with something a little more fun. I remembered I had some corrugated stars cut so grabbed those, the gesso, glitter, paint, and some printed words.

Corrugated cardboard is easily die cut with the steel-rule dies from Sizzix. I cut several more, then we sat down to play and decorate.

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Star ornies made from corrugated cardboard.

They’re so easy to make. They can be spritzed with water to help distress the top layer of paper by peeling and rolling it back. Add some gesso then paint. Glitter can be added white the paint is wet and it actually sticks!

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We added some vintage buttons, small medallions, printed words and wire. Vintage lace and beads can also be added to the wire to dress some up a bit more. So find yourself an old box and cut it up and use it for die-cutting some shapes. Get out the paints and glitter and have some messy fun!

7 Comments

  • SHERRY

    Thank you Linda. I crochet hats for a charity in Florida. We ship to 70 pediatric oncology hospitals. We have craft shows to raise funds for the shipping costs.Last year I painted visors to sell. Now I’m going to make your ornaments. They are just beautiful. I appreciate you sharing your wonderful ideas with us. Merry Christmas Sherry Szekeres

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    • linda

      Thank you, Sherry! Good luck with the ornis. You can make these seasonal as well. I’ve made stars using red, white, and blue glitters and paint for Memorial Day, July 4th. The hearts can be made to celebrate Valentine’s Day – just in case you do any craft shows other times of the year.

  • Jean Teifer

    Hi Linda,
    I so enjoyed making the paper hearts a long time ago. I still make them to embellish my projects. Love them and you for sharing such fun ideas.
    Jean

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