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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Cardboard Easels

There are many times when I am in need of several easels for various displays that I create for church or other projects. This time, I was in need of easels for my boutique display and I wasn't interested in spending money on them. I have a few nice easels around my house, but I needed several. 

So, that's where the newly purchased fire pit comes in... at least the box it came in. 

I used the thick sturdy cardboard corners to cut out (very carefully with a box/exacto knife) 5 easels. 
The first one, I sketched on with a pencil and just guessed the size and shape. Then, when that one amazingly worked, I used it as a template to trace and cut out the others.

Then, I painted the cardboard with 2 light coats of spray paint. 

Wah-lah! 5 perfectly stable and completely FREE easels to help me display my magnetboards and chalkboards on Friday

~ Chelsea ~


Jennifer said...

Thank you for showing me this!!! It was exactly what I was looking for!!! :)

Anonymous said...

Yes!! Relatively easy to make and budget friendly.

Debra Hartman said...

Thank you! Just made 7 of these out of a relatively small Amazon box! Great idea - thank you!

Gill said...

It isn't wah-la, it's voilá -- French for "here" or "Here it is."