Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Back To School Treat Box

Just a little back-to-school present for my favorite teacher.  This was one of my famous in the shower epiphanies!  I am huge fan of Lauren Meader's Timeless Templates.  A few years back she did a video tutorial on how to use a binder clip as a holder for one of her templates.  I though it was a great idea and I very much wanted to try it.  So, the other day, I was thinking about teacher appreciation gifts, and it came to me.  Why not use that same concept on a pencil box for the teacher.  I figured that a plastic pencil box would be more durable for some school supplies than a box made out of card stock.  I went to several stores, but couldn't find what I was looking for.  Then, when I was at JoAnn's with my Mom, they had these 3 1/2 by 5 index card boxes.  Perfect, and they were on sale for 99 cents!  Even better!
So, I re-watched the video, you can see it here.  Now, I made a few changes.  Instead of using the Word Window Punch, I just cut a piece of cardstock 3/4 inches by 2 1/2 inches.  Also, because I wanted it to be a little more durable, I made holes into the top of the box then put the brads in.  I was worried that if you lifted the handle, the top panel would fall off.  You could probably use a drill, but I just carefully poked a hole with a pair of scissors, just be careful that you don't stab yourself.  I added a piece of cardstock to the inside of the lid, so you wouldn't see them the brads that popped through.
Inside my box, I put a few necessities:  dry erase pens, post it notes, Altoids, Kool-Aid Juice Pouch, Kit Kat Bar, and some Tums.

This is the actual box I bought at JoAnn's.

To personalize it, I made a simple tag and stamped her name on it with the My Favorite Things Mini Banner Day Alphabet.

Stamps:  My Favorite Things-Mini Banner Day Alphabet
Ink:  Versafine
Paper:  Little Yellow Bicycle, Bazzill, Recollections
Misc:  Papertrey Ink Apple Die, Nestabilities, brads, binder clip, ribbon, button, baker's twine, tissue paper, index card box
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