- cardboard, lots of cardboard
- wood or white glue (Elmer's or other brand)
- An exacto knife or a box cutter
- marker or pen
- surface to cut on (one that you don't mind getting scratched up or marked on)
- (optional) acrylic paint (red, green, white)
1. The basic plan was to create a wreath of interlocking triangles. So, the first step was to cut out a bunch of similarly sized triangles in three different sizes. (I needed about 60-75 total for the project)
|Triangles- so many to cut out. Get a cushy exacto knife or your hand is gonna kill you afterward|
|First, play with the design, then glue on your base circle; add to this in smaller rings of triangles, until you finish|
Note: *If you like how the wreath looks with one layer, you could be finished with your project now. But I had three layers of rings, each using the above method to create the ring.
2. The next step was gluing all the layers I had made together, using a basic Elmer's or Wood glue. I did this in 3 different layers, letting each ring dry out fully before adding it on top of the previous layer, until I had a completed star burst shape I wanted. We needed it fully closed to add the electronic element behind the wreath.
|Finished cardboard wreath, front and back views|