About a month ago, I asked my daughter what she wanted her Valentine’s Day box to look like. She quickly told me that she wanted a gymnastics box. I thought I did good last year with the Frozen castle, but this seemed to be a little more complicating. I have been a girl that has seen princess castle after princess castle over the years, so it actually wasn’t that hard to come up with the approach. But, I had no idea where to begin with a gymnastics box. What do you put on something like that?
So, I asked Kate and all she told me was a gold medal.
She started gymnastics class at the beginning of January and really likes it, but she still doesn’t know a lot about what gymnasts do. She has watched the Olympics, but goodness, she was probably 3-years-old when she saw that.
So, I decided to take a trip to Hobby Lobby and hope for the best. After spending a nice amount of time there by myself, this is what I came up with and how I did it…
For the base of the project, I used a Cheerios box and an empty aluminum foil box.
List of Supplies I used:
- aluminum foil box
- Cheerios box
- clear packing tape
- crafting blade
- black marker
- wrapping paper
- postal wrapping paper
- surgical scissors
- crafting stick
- scrapbook embellishments
- hot glue gun
Step 1: Tape the boxes closed with clear packing tape.
Step 2: Create a Slot for the Cards.
Using a crafting blade, ruler, and marker, I drew and cut out the slot that Kate would use for the cards she would receive.
Step 3: Wrap the Entire Box.
Using wrapping paper that I already had, I wrapped the entire box as if I was wrapping a present.
Step 4: Cut The Wrapping Paper Where the Slot is located.
Using my crafting blade, I cut the wrapping paper where the original slot was made.
Step 5: Wrap the Aluminum Foil Box in Postal Paper.
To make the balance beam, I wrapped an aluminum foil box in postal wrapping paper like I was wrapping a present.
Step 6: Create the Balance Beam Feet.
Using surgical scissors and a crafting stick, I cut 4 small legs for the balance beam. I knew they didn’t have to be exactly the same size because I was using hot glue to attach them.
Step 7: Attach the Feet Using Hot Glue.
I learned a lesson with this step. The first night I worked on this I did one thick layer of glue. Well, the next day when Kate took it to school, the entire balance beam fell off. So, I had to take it back home and try to fix it.
The second time, I used three separate layers of hot glue. I would apply a nice layer, let it sit, and do the next one. It made a big difference!
Step 8: Apply the Embellishments.
I went to the Scrapbooking section in Hobby Lobby and purchased Gymnastics 3D stickers and bubble type of letters.
And, now, Miss. Kate’s Gymnastics Valentine’s Day box is complete!
Pretty simple and she LOVED it!