A friend of ours turned 4 recently and we put together this little wooden box for him. I buy these empty unfinished wooden boxes at Michaels. I had a supply of cigar boxes, but have used them up. (Local Portland folks—you can buy empty cigar boxes at Rich's and they have some really cool ones.)
So, in this box we have:
- Homemade blank books made with images printed from Agence Eureka's amazing vintage ephemera collection. (I asked her first and use them for personal use only.)
- A few fabulous pencils from The Small Object.
- An absolutely awesome stamp set from Yellow Owl Workshop. They have several styles, all of them very cool. My kids LOVE them as do I.
- A little stamp pad.
The ombre paper came from Martha's craft line. I think I got it two years ago. I tried to find an image over at Martha's site (wow, it's so hard to use!) and got too grumpy and instead found a very complete selection here, but not exactly what I used. The letters on the top of the box are stickers I have had forever. I'm not even sure where I got them. The map on the inside from the box is from a real map we had.
I love making toys and kids gifts so much. I try to make them only with items I already have in the house. This means I need to probably get out more and that I have a scary amount of awesome supplies in my art room.
Happy Summer Solstice today! And Happy Birthday Grammie!!