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:
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!!!
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