Thursday, April 18, 2013

Things That Annoy Me Thursday: Gluing

So I admitted to being a NC (non-crafter) last week. And mind you, even though I’m posting this on Things That Annoy Me Thursday, I really wasn’t ANNOYED by the box. I’m just, well, a NC (non-crafter.)

I was amazed at all the fancy boxes people were sending to their deployed spouses. It never occurred to me to decorate a BOX.

I didn’t plan to decorate a box. But my daughter wanted to. For Daddy.

So.

We painted the flaps. Which probably wasn’t the best idea, because the words still showed through. But oh well. (And after stumbling across a crafty blog, she suggested using colored duct tape for the panels. Maybe we’ll send a patriotic 4th of July box and try this.)



I also layered the bottom box with wrapping paper to make it nicer. And I had the kids write on the flaps. Then I got letters and glued those on. (Glue always winds up on me when I use it.)


Here is the box with the presents:




I’m awful at fitting stuff into boxes. I sort of cram everything in there.



And yes, I got my husband a birthday card with a pair of dancing/singing tighty whities on the front.





Decorating the box wasn’t too bad. As you can see, it’s not elaborate at all.

Maybe we’ll do it again.

If Natalie has her way, we certainly will.

18 comments:

  1. I'm sure he'll get a kick out of it, and he'll probably suspect Natalie was behind the idea too. :)

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  2. Well done! The card made me burst out laughing! Awesome! :)-Ashley

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  3. I think it came out FANTASTIC. He'll love seeing your kids' own words and writing while he's so far away from them.

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  4. Love the card!

    Pretty sure Tom is going to love the box.

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  5. I bet he will love it. I have to make a homemade lightbox this weekend because I can't afford to buy a whole kit, but I need to photograph inanimate objects. That.should be interesting. I can barely fold a cardbox box top the right way for storage.

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  6. WOW!! That's a work of art - better than I could ever come up with!! Way to go!! Now..I bet you were enjoying peeling the glue off, maybe a little?

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  7. That card is awesome! I need to have kids so they can decorate boxes for me.

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  8. I think it looks great! I love the card.

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  9. The box turned out great! Love the card you got him :D

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  10. Happy Birthday to Tom. I am an non-talented crafter. I have ideas, I just can't seem to make them work. I am also unable to draw a straight line with a ruler.

    LisaDay

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  11. I am a NC as well so I can sympathize. I had to laugh at the not fitting things in boxes. I have no spatial sense whatsoever so I am always cramming and misjudging (I'm the same way putting leftovers in tupperware). I thought the box and the card were fabulous!

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  12. He will love it! And it made your daughter smile, I'm sure. What's to lose?!?

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  13. It turned out good! I'm horrible at wrapping, I should stick to boxes.

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  14. It looks like you guys had fun together! That's all that really matters!!

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  15. It looks great!! Now, what did you get him for gifts?

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  16. I think you did a great job, and I bet he was really happy with it!

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