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Making a Foil Wrapped Cardboard Letter


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November 21, 2018

Foil Wrapped Cardboard Letter - letter standing on the floor next to the stairsThis is an inexpensive and easy 3D foil wrapped, embossed style initial letter made with household items you already have at home. This art work would look nice as a rustic accent on your mantle, framed or hung on the wall. Another cute idea is to add this as an accent to your wreath!

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Total Time: 30 minutes

Supplies:

  • hot glue and hot glue gun
  • tape
  • foil
  • thin cardboard or cereal box
  • pen or pencil
  • scissors
Foil Wrapped Cardboard Letter - supplies
 

Steps:

  1. Draw out letter(s) you want to use as your initial.
  2. Foil Wrapped Cardboard Letter - draw the initial letter of your choice
     
  3. Cut the letter out.
  4. Foil Wrapped Cardboard Letter - cut it out
     
  5. Use a piece of foil larger than your letter and use your hands to flatten the foil.
  6. Foil Wrapped Cardboard Letter - tear off a piece of foil larger than your letter
     
    Foil Wrapped Cardboard Letter - flatten the foil with your hands
     
  7. Sketch the design you want on your letter as a guide.
  8. Foil Wrapped Cardboard Letter - sketch a design on your letter as a guide
     
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  9. Trace your art work over with hot glue (or regular school glue - just takes time to dry).
  10. Foil Wrapped Cardboard Letter - trace the design with hot glue
     
  11. Place foil over designed letter and fold one side.
  12. Foil Wrapped Cardboard Letter - place the foil over the letter
     
    Foil Wrapped Cardboard Letter - fold under one side
     
  13. Flip letter over to the main side and using your hands lightly go over your art work to create the embossed like-look.
  14. Foil Wrapped Cardboard Letter - flip it over and use your hands to go over it lightly to create the embossed effect
     
  15. Once your letter is coming out how you like it, completely wrap letter with foil. Cut any areas you need to wrap.
  16. Foil Wrapped Cardboard Letter - once it is coming out as you would like fold under all sides, cut as needed
     
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  17. Add finishing touches by lightly creasing the letters with your hands/fingers.
  18. Foil Wrapped Cardboard Letter - add finishing touches by lightly creasing the foil with your hands
     
    Foil Wrapped Cardboard Letter - letter on a shelf
     
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