I know you guys all must think I'm the biggest slacker on the planet lately. And I'm not trying to be, I swear. I had good intentions to finish this awesome project but would you believe that in addition to slicing my finger yesterday with the mandoline, today I grabbed a baking sheet out of a 400 degree oven and found out that our pot holder had holes in it? OUCH.
So now I have all kinds of busted up fingers and even more kinds of excuses as to why I wasn't able to fully finish this project.
BUT - it IS functional and usable as is - it's just not as visually appealing as I'd hoped. Hey, what can I say - I'm no big time craft blogger!!
This is a potentially quick and easy project, if you find the right kind of box. I had a heck of a time finding the box I wanted, that was the right size and included a handle for carrying. So I found some crazy floral-y box at Michaels, on sale for $6 that I decided would have to do. I tried painting it with acrylic paint, but it was not covering up all the designs, so I busted out the spray paint.
I found this idea on Finley and Oliver
- where she pulls off a way cuter final project with a way better box. But whatever. Use your imagination and pretend my box kicks butt too.
Before I sat down to work on this project - I made myself a cup of chai tea with a splash of coconut milk and turned on last night's recorded episode of Downton Abbey. Loving this season already!
Who else is a fan?
I found myself getting way too distracted by the show to focus well on the project. And there are never any commercials where you can shift attention to something else for a little bit - you have to pay attention the whole time!
Anyway - I'm way off topic here - my point is, I spray painted the box with white spray paint.
I used E-6000 glue to adhere the lego building plate to the box, and a Sharpie paint pen to add Beckett's name. I had every intention in the world of mod podging this super cute blue and white polka dot paper to the inside and spicing up the outside with something else cute but life (and burned fingers) got in the way!
I intend to work some more on it - but this is what we have for now, and it's still functional!
When it's finished, we can take this with us in the car, to appointments - places where he'll need something fun to do and I think (hope) it will be a good alternative to showing him videos on my iPhone. HA.
I'm not deeming this a craft fail (yet). I think it has potential!