A few weeks ago, I brought a question to y’all on Instagram and facebook…
Today, I am posting my first creation.
My daughter’s primary school collects Box Tops. Box Tops are small logos found on many different products you purchase at grocery stores.
If you cut these images off of the products and turn them into the school, the school can earn money. Each box top is worth $0.10.
*From my understanding, not all schools collect box tops. So, make sure you check with the particular school you would like to donate them to.
I always check containers for Box Tops, cut them out once we are finished with the product, and store them. Once I have collected a nice amount, I send them with Kate to turn in to her teacher.
Until now, I have placed these little jewels in cups on my pegboard in the office. I thought I was organizing them, but evidently I wasn’t putting them in the same cup because they have ended up in several different cups and containers in that area. So, I decided to create a little container that we could use to store them. And, I thought it would be a neat project for Kate too.
For this project, I used:
- Coffee-mate liquid creamer container
- washi tape
Step 1: Clean Container & Trim Box Tops
I wanted to make sure my container was completely clean (rotten milk doesn’t smell so good). And, I wanted to make sure I trimmed all of the excess paper/plastic from around the Box Tops.
For this step, my daughter, Kate, helped me cut the Box Tops. And, after helping, she wanted in every picture. She can be a camera ham at times.
Step 2: Choose your Washi Tape & Apply Tape
For this small DIY project, I decided to use washi tape to decorate the outside of the container. Coffee-mate containers have nice ridges on the bottom of their bottles, which make it a lot easier to apply washi tape. My washi tape was the exact width of each ridged section. So, I carefully applied it and my project was complete.
I did not apply washi tape to the entire container, just the bottom portion. I liked the look of the container with only the bottom containing washi tape.
*Side note: I made sure I started and stopped the washi tape at the same spot on all applications.
I was going to add something else to the bottle, but I thought it would take away from the simple design I had going on. Kate loves it, which makes me happy!