A month ago, my wonderful friend Sara posted about recycling cardboard boxes into gift bags. Seriously y’all, what a great idea. And I just love the thought of munchkins painting up a cereal box and turning it into a beloved treasure.
Only problem is, I am sans munchkin. And until Lola picks up a paint brush (this is entirely possible, people)…I needed to do my own variation.
Enter: fuzzy stickers.
If you saw the post about making your own custom tape, you probably already know how I made the polar bear. Just get yourself some double-sided adhesive paper and some faux fur and go to town.
Tip: It’s easy to draw silhouette shapes when you use your computer as a light board. Just enlarge the image on your screen , lay the double-sided adhesive paper on top, then trace with a marker. You may need to temporarily adjust your monitor brightness/contrast settings, but it sure beats using messy carbon paper or cutting and recutting templates. Works great for all y’all hardcore freezer paper stencilers out there; we’re talking animal shapes, monograms, profiles of your children…just about anything with a strong contrast line can be easily converted into a sticker/stencil/template. I picked up this tip from a friend whose 10-year-old son uses this technique to trace Japanese comic book characters. He is such a smarty pants!
Disassemble and reconstruct the box (consult Sara’s original post to read how it’s done properly)….then stuff it with a gift and give it away!
Hooray for polar bears!