Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Frozen Waffles = Cute Mail

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!}


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

  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.

  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! :)

  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!!

    Owner, My First Playhouse

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

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

  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!

  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.

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

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

    love the valentine box

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

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

  13. Super cute forts and box for shipping!

  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!

  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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