Who doesn’t love extra super duper large DICE decor?
Today I’m going to show you how to make your own large dice!
I’ve seen large dice all over blog-land, but the first time I actually felt motivated to make my own was when I saw one at Lemon Tree Creations.
The first thing I did was hit the dollar store in search of something cube shaped to make my dice from.
This should work nicely…
I put the box together and stuffed it full of plastic grocery sacks. Then I taped it closed really well.
The following technique I learned from my mom’s friend when I was about 15. She did this in a much larger scale on her wall using wallpaper glue. I’ve modified it to work with basic school glue. I’m sure it has a name – don’t know what it’s called – but I absolutely LOVE the end result!
Now you’re going to need a bottle of white school glue and a package of brown paper lunch sacks.
Put a big blob of glue into a dish. Add some water (maybe about 2 parts glue, one part water.)
Mix it up really well with a paint brush. It should be pretty watery.
Next get your paper bags ready.
Set the glue aside for a second and wrap your box like a gift in a brown paper lunch sack. I used 2-sided tape to keep it shut.
Now get a couple bags and tear them up into little pieces.
The more torn the edges the better.
Grab your watery glue and paint it on one side of the cube.
And now just start sticking the torn paper all over the box.
Glue several layers of torn paper. Make sure to wrap the paper around the edges. When you are done adding paper, add a final coat of glue.
HINT: Do 3-4 sides, and let dry. Once dry, do the remaining sides.
Here’s what it looks like finished:
Now for the dots:
I used a piece of black construction paper and rubbed a grey crayon all over it. Then I buffed it out with a paper towel. After that I tore all my circles out.
Using the same watery glue technique, I glued all my dots on and then covered it with one final coat of watery glue.
I am totally diggin’ my new dice! And it cost a total of one dollar (for the cube). The other supplies I already had!
Isn’t the paper bag technique beautiful?
I Rolled the Dice, and I scored!
This has made a great addition to my side table. Once I move in a few months I can’t wait to have it sitting out in my game room! I may even make a sister for it.
*If you are too cheap to purchase a square box, or you can’t find a square box, just cut 6 squares out of cardboard (cereal boxes work great!) and tape them together for your cube structure.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this tutorial!