I have a super fun project to share with you today :) I created this for the Back to School Blog Hop hosted by Jovan. If you are hopping along the trail you should have arrived from Theresa's Blog. If not, head on over to Jovan's Blog to start the fun.
My daughter isn't school aged yet, so back to school doesn't carry as much meaning for me as it does for some, but it is a reminder to make sure I keep working with my daughter to help her learn and grow each day. My son too, but he is a bit younger with a far shorter attention span! *LOL*
I purchased some transparency sheets that print in a laser printer, they also make them for inkjet printers. I bought a huge box at a local office supply store.
I used a graphic set from Lettering Delights called Smiley Supplies. I set the crayons up near the middle of my paper and spelled my daughter's name so it says "Tiffany's Crayons" since the picture says crayons on it.
I printed this out in the center of my transparency sheet.
I determined that I wanted my box to be about 3 and 3/4 tall by 4 inches wide, and about 1 inch deep. I did a little math and figured out that I wanted to cut my transparency sheets at 5 and 3/4 tall by 6 inches wide. Then I used my Ultimate Crafter's Companion to make the box. It has a box lid and a box base section, so it automatically makes the lid a bit larger. If you don't have one of those you will need to make the lid slightly bigger or adjust your score marks. I scored on the second line all the way around, which is about 1 inch for the Crafter's Companion.
It was hard to get the plastic to score nicely, but I did manage it. I used Score Tape to secure the box together. It does show up a lot, but I figured any adhesive would show, and this stuff is REALLY nice and strong to hold the plastic together.
|I just placed a paper there behind the image so you could see a little better, I didn't adhere it.|
The box holds 24 crayons right now, and honestly I could fit another layer if I wanted to. I really only needed to make it 3/4 inches deep - but those measurements would have been harder so I just went up to an inch.
I'll be giving this to my daughter as a special way to store her crayons. She loves to organize and arrange things so this is perfect for her. If you want to give these as gifts it would be a good idea to secure them closed with a nice ribbon since the lid comes off so easily.
Thanks for stopping by!!!
To continue the hop please head on over to Carri's Blog!
Don't forget to join in on the challenge at Jovan's blog back where you started as well :)