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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  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.

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

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

  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

  5. fantastic idea!!! So cute and practical!

    Thanks for linking it up @ Creatively Living!

  6. Stopping by from the Sundae Scoop Link Party! http://queenofsavings.com


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