Welcome back to the real life!! It always feels to me like that time between Halloween and New Years is a completely different life filled with chaos and craziness, as well as tons of fun, family, and, well, yes, food! While I love this time of year so very much, I am glad to say that I can return to my real life with a little more routine and structure (even if am not quite ready to send my babies back to school)!
While my kids were home with me I was doing my best to relish my time with them, while still getting a few things done. They each received a few treasures over the holiday season, so I thought it would be fun to create fun storage for their new “Favorite Things!”
Here is what you need:
- A plain craft box
- Wallet Size School Picture
- 3 1/2 x 4 1/2 size piece of scrapbook paper
- Mod Podge
- Sponge Brush
- Tissue Paper
- Assortment of Fun crafting items: colored Sharpies, puff paint, glitter glue, glitter, scrapbooking letters, any fun pictures, Scrapbook punches (for cutting fun shapes)
1. Decide how you would like to lay out the tissue paper. For the star, my daughter chose more of a color block design. The cylinder was striped and the heart was a combination. Tear the tissue paper into varying sizes for the color block and into strips for the stripes. Apply Mod Podge to the craft box in small sections with the sponge brush. Quickly place the tissue paper over the Mod Podge making sure to smooth it with the sponge brush and add another thin layer of Mod Podge as you go. Continue working your way around the box until it is covered. You will want at least 2 coats of tissue paper- I used 3 in most places- letting each layer dry before applying additional coats. Don’t worry, it dries quickly so not a lot of waiting.
2. These are the fully Mod Podged boxes.
3. Brush Mod Podge to the back of the 4 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ scrapbook paper and adhere it to the box. Then apply Mod Podge to the back of the photo and adhere it to the scrapbook paper. Finish it off with a thin layer of Mod Pod over the top the photo, scrapbook paper, and top of box.
4. Once the photo is on, it is time to start using whatever fun crafting items you have on hand to personalize your box. I wanted to make sure the add the words or a portion of them from “These Are a Few of My Favorite Things”. We love the “Sound of Music”.
Have fun making you special boxes. I hope you enjoy making them as much as I did. This project was so fun to share with my kids, and allowed me to relish in there wonderful differences and personalities.