DIY Keepsake Boxes

I’ve been toying with the idea of making a keepsake box for the girls for a long time and I finally got around to putting something together. It was such a  simple and fun process. I can’t wait for the girls to get into the boxes every once in awhile! I figured I store them in my bookshelf in my studio so they can come in a look at them anytime they want. A keepsake box is the perfect place to store memento’s like cards or special artwork. Keep scrolling for the tutorial on how to make these fun and simple keepsake boxes!

I bought these two kraft boxes at JoAnn Fabric’s for about  bucks each with coupons.

Then I broke out my trusty Martha Stewart paint roller and paper plate. I’ve had this “Warm White” craft paint forever for use on my Custom Nursery Art Canvases.

Then I used my Silhouette Cameo to create my stencils. I just added their names and then played with the fonts (see next picture).

Then my silhouette Cameo went to cutting…

After it finished cutting, I taped the names where I wanted them on the boxes. I figured I’d stack these boxes so I didn’t put the names in the exact same spot on each box.

Then I began painting over top of the stencils. I added the small “triangle” piece that goes with the “A’s” and “R’s” to give it a finished look. I secured them temporarily with sticky glue.

I added a Dear Lizzy heart stencil on the tops of the boxes for extra cuteness!

Inside these boxes I’ve kept birthday cards, hospital hats and wrist bands, as well as special notes I’ve written for the girls.

And that’s it! Very simple and fun project that can be accomplished in about 20 minutes!

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Wouldn’t this be a great gift for a new mommy?? Feel free to leave your lovely comments below…

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