Here's a multi-functional DIY project for you: folded paper boxes that can be used for storage or gift boxes! I took a degree in Book Arts & Design (obscure I know!) and this is something that our bookbinding tutor Jane Drinkwater shared with us. I've been using my boxes as storage but I think the...
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Halloween is approaching fast! What a great excuse to dress up in a ridiculous costume and decorate your house.
This year I've broken from the traditional colour scheme of black, orange and purple and created something a little more colourful! The best bit is that I already had all of the materials at home so it was completely free and now I have more money to spend on sweeties and pumpkins!
Introducing the Pacman Ghosts Banner!
YOU WILL NEED:
Cut out the three part template. Draw around the pieces on the correct coloured card and then cut them out. I just drew around the Ghost shape once and lined up the blank pieces of card behind this and cut out with a scalpel which saved me a bit of time. You could just use scissors if that's all you have though!
Decide where you want the eyes to go and stick them down with a glue stick.
Using the original template mark the top fold and carefully fold over at this point. If you're using especially thick card you may want to score this lightly with a ruler and scalpel in order to get a clean fold.
Decide which order you'd like your ghosts to be in.
Lay the ghosts face down on the twine in the correct order and stick double-sided tape on the tab. Fold over the twine to secure. Remember that this will all be backwards - if you want your red ghost (Blinky!) to be on the left of your banner you'll need to stick him on the right! Repeat this with all four ghosts
If your card is extra thick or you've bought cheap double-sided tape like me… you might need to secure with some extra tape.
Now you're ready to hang up your banner and go and put on your most ridiculous costume. If you dont have one yet then I recommend you check out Studio DIY's suggestions!
P.S. There's a sneak peek of next week's DIY in that photo of my desk - can you guess what it is?!