I had purchased the little boxes at Walmart for $2 in the jewelry section. I like the boxes from Eighteen25, but I couldn't find ones just like it. These worked just fine.
I decoupaged the paper to the box and let it dry over night.
The kids helped out the next day by placing fun teacher necessities into the compartments. We used: thumbtacks, erasers, safety pins, binder clips (three sizes), Hershey kisses, mints, Werther carmels, rubber bands, paper clips. They did really well counting and sorting.
I had fun decorating the tops with ribbon, buttons, rosettes, and other trinkets that I made. Madie was great helping me pick out ribbon to match the paper. I used a hot glue gun, so I had to do the final apply to the box.
Here are the boxes we made:
|This is for Jack's teacher. I love the look of the ric rack. The little bows on the corners I made with ruler ribbon. I ended up hot gluing them together instead of sewing...I got a bit lazy!|
|The Polka Dot box is for their PE teacher|
|For the Music teacher. The corners have three buttons stacked up for extra detail.|
|This one is for the art teacher. Madie thought since it said "art" on the side it would be perfect for her.|
|Madie picked this one for her teacher. I sewed the little flowers from the matching ribbon. Love the bright colors!|
|This one is for the computer teacher--found paper that had little computer icons that was perfect. I used navy ribbon all around the box and then used the pink to accent the top and bottom. Green buttons are on the corner.|
|Madie picked this one for the Spanish teacher--apparently she loves black and pink!. I made the little rosettes using a package of trim--it's perfect size to make these little flowers.|
|This is for Jack's speech teacher. I used the thicker flower ribbon first and then put the dark green ribbon to frame the paper.|
|Inside--all filled up with goodies!|