Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Frozen Waffles = Cute Mail

or
Something To Do While The Superbowl Is On So I Don't Die of Boredom


I saw this on Pinterest and squealed like a hog at supper time.


It's a playhouse "slipcover" thing that slides over a CARD TABLE. Which is the brilliant-est thing ever. But it wasn't so squeal-worthy because I wanted to MAKE one, just that it reminded me of a box with it's flat top.....or what *could* be a box.....and therefore perfect for sending in the mail.

Except I didn't have a solid colored box.

But I did have this.



And some of this.



A dipping cup made precious little scallops,


and the rest was just freehanded, then painted in.



To make all those wonky edges look slightly better, take a Sharpie and trace everything once it's dry.

If you're a good draw-er, it'll turn out epic. If you're not, it'll turn out like mine.


Have some of the kids help and then you can blame the imperfections on them.






Tape on a label and it's the perfect size for stuffing in gifts for your brand new niece. And by brand new, I mean I'M TWO MONTHS LATE. As usual. (It's on it's way this morning, Julia!)






P.S. The etsy shop has a bunch of other variations that would translate into amazeballs boxes too:






{I am in no way affiliated with this shop - just inspired!}

16 comments:

  1. Prehhhhh-shusssss! (which is similar to "precious" but way better).

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  2. I just can't can't can't ever envision myself doing this for a BOX I am sending stuff in, but it is so good to know there are people out there who would.

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  3. What a cute idea! I must say that I'm new to your blog and I absolutely LOOOOVE it! You are so creative and your blog is super inspiring! I'm now a follower, and can't wait to keep coming back!
    Have a great day! :)

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  4. Well, I have to say that this is the first time my playhouses inspired box decorating! Love that idea! So cute, and so creative, and what a great craft idea for the kids, too! Thanks for the shout out, you have a great blog!!

    Julie
    Owner, My First Playhouse

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  5. P.S. I posted about it on my Facebook business page, maybe you will get some new traffic! www.facebook.com/myfirstplayhouse

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  6. Super adorable. I bet that special little girl will squeal when she gets it!

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  7. That would be so fun to get in the mail, great idea!!! I have a new niece as of yesterday, hmmmm I may need to find a box!

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  8. What a cool idea for a package!!!
    How special to get in the mail.
    And I have wanted to make one of those forts for so long. They really are inspiring, aren't they.
    Thanks!
    Anna

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  9. She is going to be so happy to get that. Your kids have beautiful writing!

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  10. i love how your mind works...can i jump inside?

    love the valentine box

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  11. !!!!! Oh my I am in love!, I can only see half the photos on my iPad... But woweee! So awesome!

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  12. What a great idea. I have to do this!

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  13. Super cute forts and box for shipping!

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  14. I am going to do this for the next care package for my college student! She will LOVE it! Thanks for the great idea!

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  15. It's a fabulous way to enjoy quality time with our kids, make a beautiful and thoughtful gift box AND if truth be told...check a to-do item off your list! Christina

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