I purchased the supplies for these some time ago, late summer, I think. And just last week found time to paint and put one together. This one is for Mary, so I painted the box light blue, naturally to represent the Blessed Mother. Then I picked a holy card from my supply.Then I decoupaged the picture onto the lid.
I put a little paper doily at the bottom and it rounds up the sides a little bit. I think it gives the inside of the box a dainty look. And then I filled the little box with small items I had either made or collected. So far I have a plastic, light blue rosary, a plastic figure of Mary, a wooden, homemade figure of Mary similar to the ones that Jessica made. I saw these on her blog and loved them! What a great idea. Oh, and I have the Mary Match Up game tucked inside this box, too.
I plan to add more little things as I come across them. It's a small box, but there's plenty of room for items to peak and hopefully hold Evan's interest, but not so much to overwhelm him.
I am working on gathering items for a Saints box, too. So far I only have a few painted wood saint figures and a Saints Matching Game. I have an idea for one more thing to make, but I don't have the time right now.
I think Evan will enjoy these boxes with all of their interesting "goodies" inside. I'm probably going to wait until he's closer to 3 to gradually bring them out and introduce him to them. I might even wait until next school year.
Hope you have a wonderful night (day?!!) Wow, it's late! I need to get to bed!