Friday, October 29, 2010

Memory Box

We have a pile of stuff from when Little Snicker was born that is just sitting in a plastic bag under my craft table - cards, his id bracelets from hospital, pieces of paper with his footprints on them...the list goes on and on.

I was worried that the bag would either get mistaken for rubbish and thrown out, or that the things inside it would get ruined, so I decided to make a memory box.

First I got a wooden box we had laying around the house and I painted it blue and red:

Then I went to the scrapbooking shop and was delighted to find that there was a whole heap of papers to choose from that had 'boyish' themes (unlike when you go fabric shopping and you struggle to find anything for a boy!).

I chose this paper and cut a whole heap of 1.5 inch strips from it, joined them together and then glued them around the base of the box:

Luckily, the paper I chose also had a coordinating page with matching animals, stars and some other bits and bobs that I could use for the lid:
On my way out of the store I spotted some chipboard letters, so I grabbed some so I could put his name on the vacant bit on the lid. I am in the middle of painting them up now:

I think Little Snicker was a little surprised that his mother finally tackled a nice and easy craft project:

But I'm sure he loves how it turned out.


  1. Great idea! But, throw in a newspaper, a local TV Guide, the Australian version of Time and Sports Illustrated, and maybe the Toys R Us flyer from Christmas. In thirty years he will get a big kick out of them. Also, when all the magazines pick the Best of 2010 in every category, throw those in. I did this for my daughter - 1981 - and she is still laughing about all the things I included. Ann

  2. Great Ideas Nutbird! I will have to do just that!


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