This super creative recycled craft hangs in your locker and catches the notes left by friends. It's super easy to make and a great customizable gift as well.
Duct Tape (as many colors as you like)
Recycled Oatmeal (or Cereal) box
Hot Glue Gun
2 Pipe Cleaners (or magnets)
Gently open your box along the seams.
Measure up 3 inches from the inside edge and make a mark. Do the same at the opposite fold. Connect these marks with a straight line. (see video for greater detail)
With your ruler, draw two diagonal lines from your mark to the corner of the box. Draw another straight line from the top edge to the other side of the box.
This is what your box should look like before cutting.
Cut along the ines.
Cover the entire piece with duct tape of your choice. If you prefer you can wait until the box is put together to cover. I find it simpler to cover while the box is open and flat.
Start putting the box back together by folding in the edges along natural fold lines. Use your glue gun to secure. (Tip: Carefully put hands inside box to press and secure seal)
Use your hole punch to punch two holes in the top edge. (You can also use magnets but they are not terribly strong. You will need to use several and line the entire back piece of box)
Feed the pipe cleaners through the holes.
Give the pipe cleaners a twist to secure.
My favorite time, EMBELLISHMENT :) Add duct tape stickers, skinny tape, letters, or whatever you like.
To attach, simply feed the pipe cleaners through the locker door slots and secure with a twist.
All done. Ready to be showered with notes & good wishes!!
Happy Valentines Day