The Birthday Gift

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The latest trend in our home is to try and make gifts for each other and friends. Christmas was a mix of both; the list I made earlier doesn’t show the plastic, lead-painted toys the kids love so much. Anyway I saw this idea here. The same blog I found the painted house, posted earlier.
We added a few tricks to this box of fun. I had checked out an origami book from the library and India and I found a box to make. We made 4 and I reinforced them with stiff paper on the underside and glued them all together then reinforced the outer edge with card-stock and decorative paper. The whole thing was then super glued into the box… maybe overkill, but I know those boxes are pretty delicate on their own.
I think it was a hit. I hear our little friend has already made several cards. Now all I need to do is figure out how to seal it all with a clear-coat. Next time I’ll call dad or my sis. They know all about that stuff.
India wanted to have the envelope holding the envelopes to be like a fish bowl. We used these fish here. We are now out of them… how can we live without a Papersource near by?
Here are the boxes. I had to figure out a way to keep them closed. So I strung a button that has to be pulled back to open and pushed tight to close. I hope it works well enough for a 6 year old! India could do it, but it’s not the easiest thing in the world.
Lots of little goodies in these boxes and scraps of ribbons along side.

2 thoughts on “The Birthday Gift”

  1. stacey, what an adorable gift! wow you are sooooo creative.
    i was laughing as i went to the link (angry chicken…..) yes one of my frequently visited blogs. i’m so glad to know you look at the same things as i do!
    altough i think your box looks way cooler.
    by the way, thank you for the beautiful letter.

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