Saturday, September 4, 2010

Stacking Beach Boxes

One of our little friends just turned six years old. Now that she's soon to be a super cool first grader, we had no idea what to get her. We did know we definitely did not want to be the uncool friend who gave her a "baby" gift. So we took the easy way out and gave her a gift card to Justice {insert girlish squeals of joy here}. But you KNOW we couldn't just give her a gift card in an envelope, oh no that is SO not the way we roll around here. I made these tropical beachy stacking trinket boxes for her bedroom. The birthday girl recently had a room makeover and these match the new bedding. I put little gifts inside each layer and the gift card at the bottom.
The set of boxes are from Joann's and were priced at $6 dollars, but I used a 40% off coupon. I decided they doubled as gift wrap and just tied them with ribbon for presentation. The paper is decoupaged on each box and lid with mod podge.
The paper is from an older summer stack by Die Cuts with a View. Most of the flat embellishments are from the Citronella line by K&Company.
Some of the die cuts have glitter on them, glitter makes just about everything better don't you think? Can you see the sparkle on the popsicle? I thought the orange felt "sweet" added a nice bit of texture, I think that's from Making Memories as well as the yellow bikini sticker.

The red foam "fun" letters on the smallest box are from the dollar section of Target, can't believe I still have some left. It was such a good decision to by several packages of those! I've used them a lot, you might remember them from here and here.
Because I wanted the boxes to stack, I had to keep the lid decorations flat, except for the top box. The tags on the two larger boxes are so she can write what's inside on them. The red vellum letters are by Mrs. Grossman and represent her initials. Rub on by Anna Griffin.
I think they are so cute. I know, I know, I say that every time! But I really do think they are a fun room decoration and place to stash little collections. Something I know most girls never out grow having☺ I hope our birthday girl liked them as much as I do. I kinda wanted to keep them for myself when I was done!

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11 Friends Said:

MaryAnne said...

What a cute gift idea!

Nichol said...

What a great idea! Love every little detail, perfect!

Michelle @ Flying Giggles said...

I love it! I am sure they look great in her room! And any young girl will be overly excited with a Justice gift card! Great way to present it!

allison @ said...

SOOO stinking cute! My girls would LOVE these! So summery and cheerful! Thanks for coming by my little blog space the other day! It's so good to know I am not alone in my struggle to organize! Hope you're having a terrific weekend!

Mommyof2girlz said...

Once again you have handmade something that I am drooling over...Fabulous job!!!! Have an awesome day hun ;)

Sandy Ang said...

Such fun and colourful boxes !

Kelley said...

Those are flippin cute... I love it!!

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Scrappy Gifts said...

First what is the different between decoupage and Mod Podge? This is fabulous! What a great decor idea for her room. Totally know what you mean with girls liking to keep little treasures; I still have some of mine, just not in cute boxes!
Thanks for linking up to Scrappy Saturdays. Featuring this tomorrow.

Christine:) said...

Hi Katie!
What a beautiful idea- I love how you matched her "big girl" room:) Thank you so much for linking up:)

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Lori@Paisley Passions said...

Those are just TOO cute! Love them! Thanks for linking up to Thrilling Thursday @ Paisley Passions. Hope to see you again soon! :)

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