Hi friends! I have been enjoying the early spring weather that we’ve been getting here in Virginia. As the warmer weather began in February for us, our minds automatically seem to shift to fun outdoor activities, spring cleaning, and garden planning. Among these joys, at least for me, is getting to spread a little “springy” cheer around the house with some simple spring decor. This spring door decoration cost me nothing to make and I think, with some assistance, a child could also get in on the fun. I have a screen door so the decoration has some kind of protection. If you don’t, you could always use one of those vinyl picnic table cloths or something of that nature. A list of supplies you’ll need are as followes:
- cereal box
- fake flowers or leafy stems
- old place mat, tablecloth, lace, any old material
- duck tape
- jute, yarn, or ribbon
Step 1: (Shown Below) Collect a cereal box. Mine was 12 oz.
Step 2: Cut off the top flaps.
Step 3: Use a sharpie and mark a dot about 2/3 of the way up the side of the box (toward the front edge).
Step 4: Draw a diagonal line from the dot to the back top corner of the box (this is drawn all on the side of the box).
Step 5: Draw a dot on the other side of the box (toward front) and repeat step 4 for this side.
Step 6: (Shown below) Connect your dots from the sides and cut straight across the front of box. Now you’re ready to add some material! 🙂
Step 7:(Shown below) Lay cereal box front side down on your material (bottom of box flush against the edge of the material and centered). I used an old place mat.
Step 8: Make sure it’s centered. Wrap it up, using duck tape on the back of the box. (I chose duck tape because my front door gets extremely hot and hot glue will not work.)
Step 9: (Shown below) Turn box right side up. With the loose material, you will cut from the top a 2 diagonal lines down toward the front of box(toward each front corner) Fold in.
Step 10:(Shown below) You can cut the excess material after folding in the sides. Use duck tape to fasten. You may need some tape underneath the material on the insides as well. Fasten your string on the back with plenty of duck tape and/or staples 🙂 Add your faux flowers or stems.
Here is what I ended up with. 🙂
It may seem like a lot of steps, but it really only took me about 20 minutes. I didn’t worry about putting any material across the bottom of the box because when it hangs, it will slope outward from the top a little. I couldn’t see the bottom of the cereal box, but if you want to cover it up you can use whatever means you need to. Hope you enjoy this and I would love it if you shared your results in the comments.