Saturday, May 22, 2010

My Take of the PB Vintage Typewriter Board

So I have seen these all over and have wanting to make one myself and finally got around to it.
This one cost me practically nothing to make just a cardboard box and supplies I already had.
Want to make your own???

Here is the supllies you will need:

Modge Podge
12x12 sheet of scrabook paper
Black or White Cardstock if you want to print out the letters and numbers
Thick Jute rope
Tan and dark brown paint

So let's get started.......


Start by taking and tracing around your cardstock on your box and cut it out twice.


Where I cut out on my box it had a side that had two thicknesses of cardboard so if your's doesn't you may want to cut out small square pieces for each corner of the cardboard for added thickness.


Ok here is where I tried to just paint the cardboard but didn't like it so modge podge the scrapbook paper to you cardboard, Modge Podge the top of the scrapbook paper and let dry, then paint your card stock with the tan paint.


With a dry brush lightly dip your brush in the brown paint and paint off some of the paint on newspaper or scrap paper.


Then dry brush the brown paint on top of the tan..I then dry brushed more of the tan on top of the brown that was just my preference.


Then Measure and mark every two inches along the top and side of the card board and with your ruler mark your lines out vertically and horizontally.


Then I just took a brown permanent marker and retraced the lines with it.


Getting there now if you have a cricut you can start cutting out your letters in the font you want if you don't I just found a cool free font you can use for personal use here.


I think I cut mine out on two inches just see what you like.


Then I modge podge my letter and numbers on in each sqare...


Then I took the tan paint and a small craft paint brush and painted the lines around the circles to make it look more like a typewrite key. You can the do another layer of modge podge on top to seal it all and let it dry.


Then I took and hot glued the jute rope all the way around the sides of the cardboard.



I didn't like the color of the rope so I painted it with the dark brown paint.


I love how it turned out it's not as big as most of the other's I've seen but I like the size, you could make it any size you want.


Love it and love that it cost me nearly nothing to make. If you don't have all the supplies try making it with what you have!!!

Parties I'm linking to:



UndertheTableandDreaming
Funky Junk's Saturday Nite Special

17 comments:

Pam @ diy Design Fanatic said...

Very cute! I love the dry brush technique. Makes it look so interesting.

Rebecca@This Present Life said...

It looks great! You wouldn't even know it was made out of cardboard! I'm definitely going to bookmark this one :)

Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

This is fantastic! I love that it is made from cardstock. Love it!

Connie said...

That is so great. Good job on the tutorial too, very easy to follow.

Jennifer said...

SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO awesome! I love it!

Kenzie said...

So cute and love that it was free!

Joy @ Thrifty Parsonage Living said...

Very Cute! I was suprised to see it was made from cardboard. Very creative and thrifty, thanks for sharing it with us.

Mod Podge Amy said...

That's awesome - how thrifty, and I love the size!

Pam said...

There's no way I would think that was made from cardboard. This is a really neat technique; thanks!

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

I really like your version! I think the size is perfect. :)

Krista@thegatheringplacedesign said...

Very impressive...I love it! I need to put this in my inpsiration file. Thanks for sharing:)

Stephanie Lynn said...

This is simply fabulous! Very creative! I love it and think I may need one =) Fabulous job! Thanks for joining The Sunday Showcase. I greatly appreciate it! Hope you have a wonderful week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

a little lovely said...

i don't know what it is lately but i love everything with letters and numbers!! this looks great! thanks for sharing at my saturday soiree

Stephanie Lynn said...

Hi Heather Just wanted to let you know I'll be featuring your typewriter keys today. Stop by and grab a featured button if you like. Thanks again for linking to The Sunday Showcase! ~ Stephanie Lynn

youmadethatblog said...

So creative, love it!

MessyMissy said...

What a fun look!! It's always the best when it costs the least, in my opinion. :-)

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

I love this project!! How fun. I linked up on your party today, added the button to my link up page and became your follower. Have a blessed day.

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