(Yup, I made that from a diaper box.)
Have you ever seen an ampersand - the and symbol - amongst the other letters and numbers for sale at craft stores? I've looked, but haven't been able to find one.
We have an upcoming wedding to attend, and I wanted to give a small handcrafted gift in addition to the wedding cash we typically give. I never intended for this to become a diaper box craft, but after I struggled to find a pre-made ampersand, I figured I could just make one myself.
I used raffia string to wrap my because the natural color and texture matched the style of several items on their gift registry. I only needed a handful of raffia strands from my large dollar store pack, thus the entire project cost only pennies to create.
Wouldn't this also be cute in a baby's room? This would be an especially economical choice if mounting the entire alphabet, since the pre-made letters can get a little pricey when buying that many.
1. Print desired symbol or letter as large as possible
2. Use a light coat of spray adhesive to attach paper to box.
3. Cut with box knife (the craft knife blade was too short)
4. Wrap as desired.
I was so happy with the raffia ampersand, that I made a second one to keep for myself!
Have a great weekend everybody!
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