See that mirror? It’s right above my kitchen sink. That means while I’m doing dishes, I get to look up and – “oh, hello there!” – see myself. Not real cool.
See this box? I salvaged it on its’ way to the dumpster. How nice of me to adopt him into a loving home and give him a second chance at life. Unfortunately, I had to cut him apart first.
As we’ve already discussed, I am artistically challenged. So the circle above is not exactly a circle. There are lots of strange things goin’ on in that shape up there. It’s still a circle – it’s just a challenged circle.
Now, I was working on this while some teens were at my house. There I was mutilating a large box while they had no idea what I was doing. Meh – they get used to my weird ways after a while. I was planning to leave the circle unpainted, but one of the guys suggested I paint it just I didn’t cover the entire thing with pictures. Thank you, Ryan, for making my wreath what it never could have been without your help. I’m sure my wreath thanks you as well.
Then I grabbed some regular old masking tape and a stack of pictures – some colored; some black & white. Some of these pics are ones I took; others were taken by my friend, Morgan. (She took some pics of me and my kids a few months ago and did such a great job!)
I also grabbed a snack. Picture placement is hard work, right? At least my snack choices have evolved from chocolate (which I seemed to have a thing for here) to fruit. I think that’s progress.
I scattered my pictures around on the wreath until I got a look I liked.
Then I made some “tape bubbles” and taped the pictures in place on the wreath. I was originally planning to hang the wreath with ribbon and a small nail. However, the wreath ended up being extremely light (after all, it’s just cardboard!), so I put about 8 tape bubbles on the back and then just affixed it to the center of the mirror.
Simple, right? I tell ya, it’s amazing the things you can create with an old box.
Here are a few more ways you can upcycle old boxes: