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Here are some little signs made out of recycled box board and fabric scraps. I'm always looking for ways to use up the box board in my recycle bin (cereal, tissue boxes, etc.), so using it to make bright little signs feels perfect. The ones in the picture are for when I am at craft fairs selling my wares, but I think they would also make the sweetest little name signs for doors or shelves. I think I'll make some for our bedroom doors.

Materials: recycled box board, fabric scraps, thread, paper, printer (or rubber stamps), scissors, double stick tape, sewing machine.

To make:

1. Cut out a square of box board
2. Put some double stick tape around the perimeter of one side of the square.
3. Pull fabric scrap tightly around square and secure with the tape.
4. Using a contrasting thread, sew around the perimeter of the square. Trim excess fabric from backside.
5. Print a message onto the brown kraft card stock paper (any color paper will do, but it is best if is card stock weight). Use printer or rubber stamps.
6. Cut the paper w/ message into a square smaller than the fabric covered square. Be sure to leave room for a nice sized border.
7. Place paper square onto the fabric covered box board square. You can put a small piece of double stick tape to secure in place.
8. Sew the paper square onto the fabric square.
9. I don't plan on punching holes in these, but in the past I have been successful with using a hole puncher to make two holes in the top for hanging. The puncher tends to go only part of the way through the fabric, and then I use tiny, sharp scissors to trim up the hole.

xo e


  1. I am really lucky to have found your wonderful blog!! I love your ideas!!!

  2. What a great idea, I love this! Thanks so much for sharing your pretty signs, I'll be linking.

  3. Love the fabric you use. I love to make things out of recycled materials, so I'm definitely going to get to work on this. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Very nice, and a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

  5. oh, these are lovely! adding to my ever-growing list of things to do....

  6. I LOVE this idea... I was just thinking about the plethora of cereal boxes that I'd love to reuse- this would be a great way to do just that. :)
    We have a friday fun finds linky party (on fridays, obviously)... we'd love it if you'd link to this!

  7. What a great idea, they look so professional

  8. love this idea and your blog!

  9. I love this look! I want to expand on it and make cards and other things out of it too (once I get a printer set up.) Thanks for sharing this wonderful idea!

  10. This is wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing. definitely bookmarking for later.

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