"When our eyes see our hands doing the works of out hearts, the circle of creation is completed inside us, the doors of our soul flies open and love steps forth to heal everything in signt"

-- Michael Bridge

Thursday, December 9, 2010

My Son's Box O' Goodies

I actually snuck the trinket/goodie box I made for my son out to share with you today ;). Sheesh, WHAT DOES HE THINK I'M GOING TO DO WITH IT, FOR GOODNESS SAKE?!?! Anyway, he collects just about everything! If he sees a marble somewhere...a little leaf, beads, wood chips!! YOU NAME IT! So I though of the idea for the box... as a nifty little place to put all of his little finds (where my sweet little Alivia - who puts EVERYTHING in her mouth - couldn't get to them!).

I made it for him the day of the Bargain Hunt (I had to do something crafty while I was there, right). Anyway, this was supposed to be a Christmas present for him, but my husband showed up with the kids (for moral support - sweet boy that he is) while I was making it, and the little guy caught me!! So, I used another $3.00 wooden box from Michaels (a little different from the box I made for my niece)and covered it in October Afternoon's Schoolhouse papers, stickers, letters and even a badge a-top of a homemade flower. I forgot to tell you last time, the glue I use for these (wooden & paper) projects is the Elmers Craft Glue. It's like $6.99 at Michaels for a good sized bottle & works really well! I use it for alot of my projects using Chipboard & paper. I really like - second to Glossy Accents ;).

On the inside of the box, after covering it with more Schoolhouse papers, I made that little paper pocket using my Martha Stewart Scoring Pad. Super easy & I think it's a great addition. He loves to keep his Pokemon & Bakugan cards in there for safe storing - if you don't know what those are...don't ask... just know that you're lucky ;)!

I had intended to cover all of the sides (outside) with patterned paper, like I did with my niece's box, but only got two done and the other two remail bare (just wood) because Christiam loved it so much he stole it that very day and hasn't let me touch it since. I brought it to work with me today and took pics of it with what's in it today (of course, it changes almost daily). I had to laugh when I opened it. There are some marbles, a bead, a few Bakugan Cards (in the pocket), a Kooky Pen, some markers, a little Lego Star Wars guy, and the fibers off of my most recent Lawn Fawn Purchase (and I told him he COULD NOT have those, oh well...). Made me smile.
My sweet/crazy little 5 1/2 year old. Love that little guy! Makes me smile every day (and want to rip my hair out every other day). And you know what, I wouldn't have him any other way!! Thanks for peeking, have a great weekend everyone!

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