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« on: March 21, 2004 05:56:30 PM »

i had a few pizza boxes (the small ones that breadsticks come in) laying around and inspired by a recent trip to california pizza kitchen i decided rather than throw them out i'd make something to put on my wall.

you have to be careful to make sure they aren't gross or have any food bits left in them that could mold. i used two coats of white latex paint and then just used regular acrylic paints on top of that.

i used sticky foam stuff to put them on the wall, and i used a little piece on each box to keep the lids shut. if you had really clean pizza boxes or access to un-used ones you could paint the insides and lift t he covers every once in a while and even use them to display/hide really small things.
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2004 07:54:35 PM »

i think those came out great!  yay for robots!  and a bit yay for red and the guts to put such a bright color on your wall (something i'd love to do if i wasn't renting)

i love the idea of using the insides too.  like a lift the flap book.  cool.

my favorite is the one saying hi.  shy little red robot.  haha.  yeah.  i'm a dork.
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« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2004 03:58:32 AM »

Now this is cool!  You did a great job!  

Now I'm thinking 'bout the boxes I get the take and bake pizza's in, with the big cellophane circle in the top.  Hmmm, any ideas?  Frame?  3-D art?  
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« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2004 05:12:17 PM »

I love those you could also do some kind of graphic on the inside of the box to

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« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2004 05:18:37 PM »

Those look great. It's be cool to put little red cardboard robots in 'em!!  Wink (maybe the robots could be eating pizza?)  Tongue

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« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2004 05:15:33 AM »

Hi. Been lurking a while, and really enjoy all these great ideas.

Had to comment on the pizza box art.  Great stuff.  I do a lot of quilting and keep ongoing work in separate pizza boxes.  I never thought of using them for wall art.  Why can't I think of  nifty ideas like this.  Dang.

Most pizza places will give you new boxes for free.  Some places charge $.30 or $.50.

Thanks for this idea.  

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« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2004 05:48:27 AM »

Very cute!! They look great against that red wall!

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« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2004 05:13:34 PM »

Aww thats real cute Smiley

« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2004 06:24:22 PM »

 Oh my gosh, I LOVE that!!! That just gave me the best idea for this one space on my wall!!! Did u get that idea from CA Pizza Kitchen? I saw them there, thanx 4 posting!


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« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2004 05:58:42 PM »

Thanks for all your feedback, you guys.

I'm moving soon and having to take as little with me as possible so sadly my pizza box robots will be left behind, but I'm sure I'll be eating plenty more pizza in the future and will have walls and walls full of new art.

I never thought of using pizza boxes for other craft projects (i.e. quilting) so I'll have to think of some more things I can do with them as well I guess.

I went over to my friends the other day and he had a little collection of pizza boxes he'd been saving for me to paint for him, HA !
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