Love In A Cereal Box

Welcome to Trash to Treasure Tuesday. 

First, a couple of announcements.  (don’t I sound all official like?)
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Today’s Trash to Treasure project started with a cereal box.  Like this.
bball 004I’ve read on other blogs that cereal box cardboard can be used in crafts just like chipboard.  (I can’t remember where I saw this, so if you’ve done a project with cereal boxes, please leave a link in the comments.)
Anyway, I cut open the cereal box so that it would lay flat, then cut out five heart shapes, three different sizes.
I used Mod Podge to glue some red paper to the largest, and white cardstock to the smallest.    The blue hearts I painted right on the cardboard with craft paint.

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I distressed the edges of the hearts with this, my new “fun to hang out with, but not real trustworthy” friend.
bball 006Next I found some fun Heather Bailey fabric in my stash.
bball 007I cut two strips from the longest edge of the fabric and sewed them together end to end.  Then I folded this long strip in half and sewed it closed with a zig zag stitch.  Experienced sewers might want to cover your eyes now.
bball 011I’m still practicing the whole sewing thing, O.B.V.I.O.U.S.L.Y.  In my own defense, I was going for a slightly shabby look. 
That’s my excuse and I’m stickin’ to it.
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  I strung the hearts on the fabric “ribbon”, and came up with this.
bball 008Another FREE project.  All you need are an empty food box, some paper or paint, and really bad sewing skills.
Link up those projects!  Don’t forget to link back to REINVENTED in your post so that everyone can enjoy the party!

Trash to Treasure Tuesday Participants

1. Ceiling Medallion Mirror @ Calamity Anne’s Adventures
2. Another under $10
4. TidyMom (Wreath Face Lift)
5. Interchangeable necklace pieces
6. Joan@anythinggoeshere~ Dollar store to Pretty Valentine Gift Box Giveaway
7. Organize & Decorate (draft stopper)
8. Dollar Tree & D.I. Love
9. More cereal box love-kid’s stencils@ImperfectlyBeautiful
10. Altered love coasters by Carla Brasher
11. Karla @ It’s The Little Things…Pottery Barn Inspired Cubby organizer
12. Organize & Decorate (Do You Do Vinyl?)
13. FRESH POPPY DESIGN Fab Headbands
14. gail@mrl glass dessert plates
15. Tootsie- trash to treasure and a giveaway
16. DIY Towel Rack ~ Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden
17. How to Build a Table-Look Vanity @ Remodelaholic
18. Persnickety Peacock’s Burlap Stenciled Curtains
19. Emilee’s “I Spy” Bag
20. Heather@HappyChippyJunk
21. Prudent & Practical {DIY Kitchen Countertops}
22. Hand Lettered Painted Sign @ Twice Remembered
23. Roman Numeral Wall from Eventually Cottage
24. bon @ Drab to FAB
25. Dining Table Redo – Jen @ Noting Grace
26. Little Lizard King – Boutique Burp Cloths, DIY
27. AMAZING Screen Room Divider (Knock-off)
28. Creative uses for old Neck Ties!
29. The Prudent Homemaker ~ Edible Landscaping
30. All Things Heart and Home~Heart Felt Wreath
31. Fragrant & Gorgeous Orange Pomander
32. Motivate Me Monday
33. Gift Box Valentine’s Decor
34. Lynettes Maxi Topiary
35. Bubble Bath Bottle Wrap
36. Jane @ Finding Fabulous…hangin’ plates!
37. Fireplace Makeover w/Stain @ Stepp Into My World
38. Dresser Stained@ Married Life Diaries
39. Love Blocks (Red Heads Craft More Fun)
40. Moss Bowl Topiary @ somewhat simple
41. Lost Socks Board @ somewhat simple
42. Be Thou a Knight
43. Junkblossom’s Mobile
44. Old Window Crafts
45. m – tales from an oc cottage
46. upcycled jumper @ Tattered & Timeless
47. Credenza REDO Before and After by Snowman Hill
48. gail@mrl still working on the fireplace makeover
49. Faith, Hope & Love Word Blocks- Punkin Seed Productions
50. Armoire RE-DO Style Sisters
51. 10 Minute Shirt Embellishment
52. Frugal Room Decor Redo
53. Some Pillow Talk
54. Finesse Your Nest-Easy DIY Wall Decor
55. Book Wreath {Everyone Else is Doing it!}
56. Cereal Boxes to Mag Holders @ Rob’s World
57. Hire To Inspire – DIY with no regrets
58. A New Nursery
59. one gal’s trash
60. Tracy@My Cup Runneth Over
61. Imagine it for Less
62. Strictly-Homemade Valentines Picture Pillow~ Recycled
63. Gail-Monogrammed Wreath
64. Red V-Day Tablescape using things from around the house
65. InMyOwnStyle: Recycling – How-To Make a Valentine Gift Box Tube
66. DIY Sham Pillow & Monogramming; Jen @ Just for Rachel
67. DIY Sham Pillow & Monogramming; Jen @ Just%
68. Caroline @ The Feministi Housewife
69. Sweetest Stenciled Dresser @ Icon Inspired
70. paint and crackle furniture project- Day 1 @ Quarry Orchard
71. Molly @ A Bit O’ Shine [oranges – really!]
72. Tin Headboard [AlchemyJunk]
73. Adorable Wall Art from Dollar Store Picture
74. Bedroom remodel
75. bon @ Drab to FAB
76. Recycled Door Knobs on Framed Wallpaper Art
77. Christy @ Embellished Bayou (Mardi Gras craft ideas)
78. recycle bottle caps pot holder @ craft with me
79. My Book Wreath @ Made By Stephie
80. Old Window Photo Display
81. Rose’s pretty (easy) cloche
82. Girls Craft Night! WOO HOO!
83. Office Overhaul @ Two Nuts in a Shell
84. Repurposed armoire and coffee table
85. Kelly Biggs
86. Valentine
87. Simple (but the best ever) Burp Cloth Tutorial
88. SP Squared – $0 Art
89. gail@mrl update on the fireplace makeover
90. Tanya @ TDC – Make your own cake plate!
91. Crafty Mamacita – Fashion Forward Cuffs and Collar
92. DIY Car Seat Cover / Canopy

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17 thoughts on “Love In A Cereal Box

  1. OMGoodness I love Heather Bailey’s stuff!! What a nifty and fun way to recycle cereal boxes. This would be cute tied around a special Valentine’s Day gift<3

  2. Saw you over at SITS! I am so glad I stopped by…super-cute…super-cheap…YEAH! Love your idea. I will be your newest follower!

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