Last month I attended this candle lighting ceremony and they had a crafting session before it started. I got there late and didn't have time to do the craft so they let me pick out some things to bring home. They had these unfinished wood boxes that I decided to take. I wasn't sure what I was going to make with it so it sat on my craft table for a couple weeks. Then I found out I was pregnant and so I started thinking of ideas of using the box as an announcement. These boxes are at Michaels for a little under $6. I went each day until I had enough and used a 50% off coupon.
I decided to mix white and grey paint to make it look white washed. It didn't turn out exactly like that but I still love them. I made one for myself to keep baby's things in. When the boxes were dry, I hot glued flowers that I already had on the top outside of the box.
For my box, I added this quote on the inside. It just seemed fitting. I printed it and modpodged it to the inside. The boxes for the family did not have the quote added.
I started working on all the details. We were planning to wait till Valentine's to announce so I wanted to do a heart theme and especially because the heart is a big deal to us. I printed these notes and then used 3M tape to put on gold scrapbook paper. I added a little heart sticker too.
I found this crinkle paper on accident at World Market. I was glad Valentine stuff came out early because it meant I could start looking for chocolate hearts. I couldn't find any small enough so I ended up getting marshmallow hearts. I added the message and the ultrasound.
Just as an extra touch, I tied red heart balloons around them. We left them on the porch for each family member and mailed them to my family. My husband decided to announce a week sooner than I thought so I told my family through text but am still sending the boxes to them because I think it is a nice keepsake.
Supplies for this project:
- unfinished wooden box
- mod podge
- hot glue
- crinkle paper
- items you want to add inside (note, ultrasound pic, chocolate heart)