Lately, Chris and I have been looking for new ways to spend quality time with one another, and creating bucket lists for future more expensive trips. It dawned on me that I should make a box with several date ideas stuffed inside like I’ve seen on my favorite website Pinterest. Making a box like this helps to keep things fun and interesting, and there is never a limit to how many ideas you place inside.
Here’s What I used:
- Empty Container
- Travel magazine/s
- Sponge Paint brush
- Mod Podge Glue
- Flash Cards to write date ideas on
- Not pictured: Black Paint, Paint brush, and adhesive glitter letters
I started by cutting pictures of fun date ideas out of the travel magazines I had lying around. These pictures helped me with coming up with, and writing down date ideas on the blank flash cards as you see pictured above in the first two photos.
Arranging the photos around my box in the order I wanted them glued down was my next step. Creating an abstract layout created a more fun and energetic look to the box. The picture of the raised camping tent really sent inspiration for future summer camping trips. Maybe even a backyard set up, Hmm.
Once the pictures were set and covered with Mod Podge it was time to let it dry. Great time for a tea break. What kind of tea do you enjoy? I love teavana and good ol’ Lipton original. It’s the perfect time of season to warm the body with some relaxing tea blends.
As a last-minute thought I painted the bottom and top flaps of the box black to cover the original design. I also added the glittery letters to name the box. This craft will sit on our floating shelf in the living room as a conversation piece for guests, but more importantly for easy access for those days when we’re feeling spontaneous.
Looks like we’re off to the batting cages. If you like this idea please share your recreations with me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I’ll feature a link back to your own website. Click here for my inspiration for doing this craft. Thanks for stopping by my little creative nook.