Saturday, August 13, 2011

Clear Crayon Box


Hello everyone!

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 :)

44 comments:

Celeste said...

soooo cute

Jayne said...

Hi Amber,great idea.Love how you've printed on the transparency.
Really cute.
Jayne

Amy said...

Super cute! :)Amy
amyscraftingspace.blogspot.com

Adrian said...

Cool poject!

Melissa said...

Very nice, love that face!

Laurie said...

Very cute!!
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Sherrie K. said...

Very cool project!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Sharon said...

Great way to store crayons!! Love the crayon box on the front. Awesome project!! :)

Jovan said...

WOW, that came out so cool! This is a great idea! Thank you so much for joining!

DIANA L. said...

This is just to adorable.

DIANA L
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

Suzy said...

adorable and SO useful! I'm a first grade teacher getting ready to go back to school. This hop sure put me in the mood ;) Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!!
Suzy suzyq28024@gmail.com

Patti B said...

Great idea.

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Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Great idea for storing crayons.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

Creations by Shirl said...

So cool project Amber, great ideas to keep little in there...

Missy said...

THis is one of the most creative things I've seen in a long time---what a great idea!! Good for you for working with her so much!!!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Hi Amber! This Is such a fun project! It's been fun hopping with you! Carri-abusybee

joydee1963 said...

That's a great project,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

TyTynNiyasmom said...

Great idea Amber! I need something to help my girls keep up with their crayons.

Candace
mypassion4scrappin.blogspot.com

ChatterScene.com said...

Fun idea:)

Cindy said...

Hi Amber,AWESOME job with your project!Great idea and LOVE the cute crayons.Great hopping with you!Have a super weekend!!:)

Audrey Frelx said...

So cute, Amber!

Jenni said...

This is really cute! Thanks for the great directions too!

Hugs, Jenni
http://mylollipopgarden.blogspot.com

lmkindell1 said...

Cute idea.

Linda

lmkindell1@verizon.net
lindashappyplace.blogspot.com

Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

Cool project. TFS Im a new follower.

Veronica
mommyscraftycreations.blogspot.com
mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

Kimberly said...

Great Project, its so fun!! TFS
Kimberly
cutie.jensen at gmail.com

Angi @ CokiePop said...

What a super fun project. Love this. :)

Lynda said...

What a great idea! Hope your daughter loves it!

Lynda
Rlhamm1 at gmail dot com
Blossomingbutterflycreations.blogspot.com

Scrapper69 said...

That is super neat! I like the transparency box! And that's so cool that you're able to print on it! LOVE that! :o) I hope your daughter enjoys her new box of crayons! :o)
Theresa

Marlene said...

What a cute project - I'll bet she loved it!

Lisa said...

What a creative, awesome project!! LOVE it!! :D

Lisa
http://indymermaid.blogspot.com

Jen_H said...

Very Cute! TFS!
~~Jen H~~
jolton0503atyahoodotcom

Frank-LEE Speaking... said...

Very neat idea. Glad I hopped along. Smooches... Felicia - frankleecrafts [at] gmail [dot] com

My 3 E Scrapbooking said...

What a great idea! It is soo cute!

Peggy Sue said...

oh how cute and special for your daughter!
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Cathy said...

really cute project!!

Creative Diva said...

OMG! This is amazing. Such a great idea. Im already a follower.

Hugs,
Patty
creativediva98.blogspot.com
creativediva98 at gmail dot com

Tina said...

Cute and clever!!!
Tina- new follower
www.myhoppyplace.blogspot.com

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [14 Aug 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

callyannc said...

What a neat holder! Thanks CallyAnn
http://callyanncraftycreations.blogspot.com

Dawn, RI said...

the package was nicely done and the printed image makes it personal.
Dawn RI
abosoffit@hotmail.com
dawnsdpl-papercrafting.blogspot.com

ScrapinShana said...

So cute!! Love seeing all those colors =)

Fatima said...

Paper crafting is an enjoyable work at the leisure time especially in the vacations or during the long trip.

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LAscrapper said...

Super creative!

Thanks for sharing!

Besos,
Melissa

Melparra@hotmail.com

girlia said...

cute