Tuesday, February 28, 2012

DIY Shadowbox for Toddlers

I have been on a hunt for a great shadowbox for Andrew to show off his favorite cars. There are some great ones out there, but I'm not paying $50+ bucks for something I'm not even sure he will like. After dropping him off at school, Alex and I headed over to Hobby Lobby. An hour and a half later, I came up with a solution!

I found these little cardboard boxes you would uses for little jewelery/trinkets you would give as a gift or something.


I bought 12 of them for $0.99 each, some Krazy Glue for $2.99 and some boyish ribbon for $0.99. I didn't use the ribbon so I may either save that for something else or take it back later. And, I'm not sure how...but my total was $13 something, but I wont complain. :)

After playing with a few different configurations, came up with this:


I know you are wondering where the 12th box went. For some silly reason it was a bigger shape and wouldn't work right. So, I made a square and stuck on in the middle. I just glues all the sides together and used my chip clips to hold it in place for a bit.

I nailed it up in a fun spot and Andrew loves it! So does Alex. I guess when I take the ribbon back, I will grab some more boxes and make him one, too.


 Getting his cars situated :)

Such a cool dude. I asked him if I could take his picture. He says (very quickly), "Ok. Cheese." Good thing I was ready to take it!


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7 comments:

  1. Those boxes are just the right size and perfect for kids. What a great idea. You can use them temporarily and when they outgrow them it isn't a huge loss. I found you on Tip Junkie.

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  2. how cute is that!!! what a great idea :)

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  3. I love this idea! It seems perfect for a toddler :)

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  4. Oh wow, I will have to try this for my 18 month old. He would love a place on his wall to put up some of his cars, or golf balls ;-) I'd love to have you share this on my Linky Party which is focused on crafts for and by kids.
    Paula at Welcoming Spirit
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  5. fantastic idea!!! So cute and practical!

    Thanks for linking it up @ Creatively Living!
    --Katie

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