Decorative boxes make such an easy craft for kids and the best part is that it costs next to nothing, too!
This week is all about the easy kids crafts! I started with DIY mugs and then made some super cute bottle cap photo magnets. Next up, decorative boxes.
When I found these cute boxes in Michael’s for just a dollar, I knew they’d make a great kids craft. At just a dollar each, you can pick up two or three and have some extras on hand for a rainy day. Kids can be as creative as they want and even if they completely mess it up, it doesn’t matter because it was only a dollar to begin with.
What you’ll need:
Heart shaped box (not online but they always seem to be in stock at Michaels)
Rhinestone ribbon with sticky back (individual rhinestones work too)
How To Make Decorative Boxes For Mom
Choose your colors and decor. I went with pink and green, with green rhinestone ribbon as an accent. I find this ribbon in the bins by Michael’s checkout and it seems like they’ve had it for as long as I can remember. A whole roll is just $1.50 so I always stock up. I have every color of the rainbow so come on over if you need to borrow some!
You can also substitute regular rhinestones if you can’t find the ribbon. The ones with a sticky back will be easiest for kids to work with.
Paint the decorative box with acrylic paint and let dry. Mine didn’t take more than a few minutes.
Line the lid and the bottom of the decorative box with the rhinestone ribbon or whatever rhinestones you choose to use.
I wanted to add a little something so I got out my stencils and spelled “mom”. Okay, actually I spelled “mo” because I only had one “m”.
I used a foam brush to paint the letters green, then moved my “m” to the end to finish the word.
I decided to use my flower stencil too, just for fun.
If you don’t have stencils, you can write “MOM” on the box in pencil and let your child trace it or even cover it with more rhinestones. If the decorative box isn’t for mom, kids can paint polka dots, stripes, patterns…really anything they want. There’s no right or wrong way to do this.
That’s all there is to it. Kids can easily make these decorative boxes and give them as gifts. Fill them with chocolate and/or gift cards for Mother’s Day, teacher appreciation or any other occasion when they want to show someone how loved they are.
Who would your child want to make this gift for?
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