I've always loved crafts. Finally having a little someone to make things for that actually acts excited is like a dream come true! I took her with me to pick out the papers for these boxes. She helped me pick the flowers and buttons and put them on.
First I covered a paper letter.
I got lucky and found ribbon that coordinated with the papers almost perfectly. The bling in the middle of the flowers was a fun find in the Dollar Spot at Target!
I made 2 boxes in 2 sizes. I filled the boxes with some little trinkets - a bracelet found while on vacation, tiny glitter nail polishes, hair clips. Then I stacked the boxes and tied them together with more ribbon. She loves the boxes and handles them so gently. That may have brought a tear, but I'll never admit to it.
Her big gift this year was a "laundry". She has been asking for a washing machine for months now. Lets hope when she is 16 she is just as excited about doing laundry. I made these clothes pins to hang her laundry. I took the clothes pins apart and sprayed them white. Then I added the coordinating paper pieces and lightly sanded the edges.