For my son's recent guitar themed birthday party I didn't have much of a plan, but I did want to decorate with as many cardboard guitars as i could possibly make in one day, and i just love how these turned out. Simple enough so that you can whip up a bunch, but at the same time really great looking and sophisticated enough to use for adult parties or gatherings of any kind. Make your guitar using a few layers of cardboard, add a strap, and use it as part of a costume or a child's toy. And of course they perfectly compliment the ice cream cone and guiltar party garland that also made for the party.
While I didn't realize it at the time, these guitars are also a perfect compliment to any Mexican, South American or Spanish style party, so as you can see I photographed them together with a Mexcian blanket, and some mini sombreros, so go make yourself some guiltars, and say Ole!
- You'll Need:
- recycled cardboard, mine are from corrugated boxes
- a black permanent marker and a pencil
- sharp scissors
- yarn (mine in mercerized cotton) or embroidery thread for a small guitar
- a sharp yarn needle
Draw a somewhat realistic likeness of a guitar on cardboard with a pencil, spend time making sure it is symmetrical, or just use one half of the drawing to trace the guitars you'll use (flip over that one half to make two sides). Cut out that iniitial silhouette and use that to trace as many guitars as you'll need. Cut out and draw in the details with a permanent black marker. If you are adding strings, use mine for reference or look at a photo of a real guitar to get that part right. Using a sharp yarn needle add strings, embroidering so that the stitches on the back are only short ones.