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Sunday, November 7, 2010

My Rockstar Nephew

   Hi Everyone!

     My nephew isn't really a rockstar - he is about to turn two. For his birthday gift, I found a cool unfinished latching box. I also found some sweet scrapbook paper that says Rockstar! I think he'll like it.
I painted the box glossy white.

The bottom of the box was coming off. I used some wood glue and weighed the box down with the can of paint.

      After the paint was dry, I cut the scrapbook paper to fit, making sure to keep the Rockstar on the left side. I also put some design on the sides. I applied the paper using glossy Modpodge. After adding the paper I applied three coats of Modpodge over the top of the paper. I let the box dry overnight and in the morning, I added press-on letters to spell my nephew's name.

     Well, I started this post with good intentions. Except that, I never got the after photo :-(     I was in such a hurry to wrap the gift and be ready that I just forgot. You'll just have to trust me that it turned out cool.
     I thought that I could grab my after photo after the gifts were opened. Except that they didn't open the gifts. It was a fun party. Lots of kids at Chuck E. Cheese having a good time. 
     Speaking of kids, some of my bloggy friends have the most darling kids!

Fin and Gabs
Andrea from Fin and Gabs has awesome crafts and tells the cutest stories about her kids.

Keepapi Creative features the most awesome-est kid's crafts

Esther from Toddler Tales by Mommy has the best giveaways for kids.
     I hope you all visit my friends (after you are done looking at all of my posts!)


Unknown said...

What a great job on the box. I am always making gifts then forgetting to take photos of it. I have a two year old so I'm sure he loved it.

Christine @ said...

thanks! I was stoked when my sister asked me for one for her daughter for Christmas!