Monday, February 3, 2014

Boy Valentine Box Idea

It's that time of year for those of you with school age kiddos...bust out the shoe box or cereal box and create a masterpiece so your little one can collect those ever so fascinating Valentine treasures! I can't believe this is the last year we'll be making Valentine boxes. Bryn was so sad that she didn't get to weigh in on the fun this year. It's a bummer to grow up sometimes. ;)

If you have a boy, you know that this task isn't always an easy one. I mean, they can't show up with a box covered in hearts, right? Reed and I brainstormed for a few days, did the obligatory Pinterest search, but came up empty handed for ideas. There aren't many "boy" ideas floating around.

It was crunch time Thursday night, since his box had to be turned in Friday (not sure why in the world his teacher needed these so early?!). We were about to give up the fight for creativity and simply use the traditional heart idea then suddenly Reed had a stroke of genius! As he was rifling through the craft closet he came out holding snake print wrapping paper. Ding! Ding! Ding! We have a winner!
We wrapped his cereal box, leaving the top open for treasures, cut out a forked tongue for a 3-D effect, glued on the rest and wolla...a Valentine box that screams boy!

Bryn admired our masterpiece and preceded to ask if we "got that idea from Pinterest?" We proudly proclaimed, "No, it's a Frieling original!"

Okay, boy moms, it's your turn. Spill the beans on what you've done/are doing so the rest of us can cash in on your brilliant ideas.

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Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

how cute is that!!!! i love the ingenuity!

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

Dana, you have clearly passed on your creative genes to your kids! That is such a clever idea!!!! Great job Reed!!

pam {simple details} said...

Oh my gosh, is he in 6th grade?!! That is going to be a hit!! My little guy did a robot in 1st grade and kept it all through elementary school. One year it was so darn cold the tin can arms fell off on the way to school. I can't part with it, I'm going to dig it out and send you a pic (because I know you're dying to see it! :)

Elise said...

This is awesome! There are never enough good boy stuff ideas out there so thanks for sharing it! We may need it next year when my little guys starts school.

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