So I have a secret and I finally get to tell you about it! I’m so excited to share with you all that I am one of the featured bloggers in the September issue of All You Magazine! They contacted me back in the spring about participating in their “Which Blogger Made it Better” series and our challenge was to make a decorative item out of cereal boxes that cost less than $5.
I chose to make industrial decorative spheres similar to what you would find in West Elm. They are a trendy piece of home decor but they can also run you $15-$20 a piece at popular retail stores.
My version made from cereal boxes only costs between $.15-$1.15 a piece! These would look perfect in an industrial and rustic living space or in a modern kid’s room, depending on what look you go with.
Today, I’m sharing the tutorial on how to make these cheap yet chic spheres!
Supplies For Two Spheres:
- 2 Cereal Boxes
- Rustoleum Aged Copper Spray Paint (if you choose to paint yours)
1. To make one large sphere, cut a cereal box into eight strips measuring 3/4″ wide by 10″ long.
2. Using a small hole punch, make a punch on both ends of each strip.
*If you liked the aged metal look, you would spray paint your strips here.
3. Take 6 of the strips and stack them together aligning the holes on one end, secure them together using a mini metal paper fastener.
4. Fan out the strips so they create a star shape keeping the metal fastener in the middle and then gently arch each strip to the opposite side aligning all 6 holes again. Secure them together using a metal fastener. Your base sphere should now be created.
5. Take the two remaining strips and wrap them around the outside of the sphere (directly in the middle), and aligning the holes on either side of the sphere. Secure both points with metal fasteners. You may need to punch two additional holes in the center of two of the base strips to help secure the outside pieces that wrap around. Repeat again using 8″ strips and 6″ stripes to create different sized spheres.
Not including drying time for the paint, they spheres took only about 15 minutes a piece to make. Super simple.
If you like this project, I would LOVE for you to head over to the All You Facebook page and vote for me! You can also submit your own cereal box project for a chance to win $25 to Michaels.
I feel so honored to be included in the September issue of All You Magazine, huge thanks to them for this opportunity :)