I love the look of the surfboard standees on Shindigz, I do not like the $50 price tag. I had some left over boxes in the garage which gave me an idea. I have made cardboard props before so I knew I could make my own.
I cut both boxes into general surfboard shapes. They are not perfect because they were done with an x-acto knife was a storm on the horizon. I did trim down the shorter board because it was too wide.
There was a small hole in the short board that I wanted to cover up. The butterfly decals we found at the dollar store a couple of months ago were perfect for this purpose. I allowed Kara to decide on the placement. Right now they are leaning against the mantel. I want to use them as props in our party pictures, so I still might add cardboard in the back to make them stand on their own.
It only cost me $4.97 total to make my boards. A $45 savings from the cost on the party site. While the look of the party site boards are really cool, I would much rather have simple boards and the $45.
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