Below is a really simple Fathers Day Craft that I have made as a present for Mr B. It is an idea that I stumbled across on pinterest and have been dying to try myself.
Mr B is a bit of an old softie and loves to hang on to memorabilia from our trips away and evenings out. A random search through his jacket pockets can reveal old concert tickets, aeroplane stubbs, ski-passes, restaurant menus etc.
The trouble is we don’t really have anywhere to store them away so I decided to make him a memory box. It really couldn’t have been simpler.
First I ordered a small wooden shadow-box from Amazon and some small wooden letters. These are available from my Amazon store here.
First I removed the front panel of the box and using a very small saw I was able to create a small slot in the top side of the box. It is not terribly neat but this is not visible when wall mounted, phew!
Next I decided to spell out ‘TICKETS PLEASE’ on the back panel of the box. I considered painting these letters with acrylics but actually decided I preferred the natural wooden look.
The really fab thing about these letters is they have an adhesive backing so no glue required! Brilliant.
I then reassembled the box and it is ready to go!
I have started it off with a few old ski-passes and race tickets that I found.
The thing I really love about this box is that the front panel clips out very simply so in years to come we will be able to take out all the tickets and relive some happy memories as we sort through them.
I am hoping it will make a super Fathers Day Gift.
Now I had better go and hide it away until then!
For more craft ideas why not check out my Crafty Crafty pinterest board here.
Linking up to Pin It Tuesday and Look What Mum Found.
Oh I love this Jenny! Something that even my ‘I-don’t-do-fathers-day’ husband will like!
Thanks Annie. I hope Mr B will like it 🙂
Laura (@ Chez Mummy) says
What a great idea this is. Something so simple but you know will be really treasured. May have to try something like this
It really was SO simple! Not that I will be telling Mr B that LOL.
Irene Fitzpatrick says
What an AB FAB idea! Thank you for posting:-)
Glad you like it! Thanks for popping by.
Mum in Meltdown says
I may have to steal this idea! Really fab as sometimes you just don’t want to just buy for the sake of buying but actually this would be kept and used 🙂
Please do! Let me know how you get on, would love to see 🙂
Nicci @ PowerfulMothering says
Thank you for sharing & linking up at “Pin it” Tuesday!
See you NEXT week!!
Thanks for hosting Nicci 🙂
Andrea @ love and cake says
What a great idea 🙂 I may have to steal!
Please do! I would love to see how you get on.
Karen Bell says
Such a great idea!
Thanks Karen and thanks for popping by.
Cat (Yellow Days) says
I love this idea, although I’m rather terrified by the idea of you wielding a hacksaw. 😉
Mahahaha…I can’t say I blame you. DT was never my best subject!
I’m visiting from the pin it party and I love this simple idea – great for fathers that are really difficult to buy for 🙂
I’m pinning it to my Holiday Fun board on Pinterest at http://pinterest.com/slashbrook/
Oh thank you, I will go and check out your boards now 🙂
Mary Catherine says
What a darling idea! I love it! Popping over from the Parenting Pin It Party — definitely pinning this one. 🙂
Oh thank you. I hope he likes it 🙂
Fantastic and original well done you…thrifty too!
Thanks Becky, am trying to be a bit more thrifty these days!
Sara Phillips says
I love it! That’s an awesome idea!
Thanks Sara, it was so simple. Just hope he likes it!
This is absolutely gorgeous hun, I love it!
Ah, thank you 🙂
I suppose I’m a bit of an old softie as well in the end. I love and stock pile memorabilia… Great idea…
Thanks ever so much!
what a really great idea! seashells from the beach would be great for this. thanks for linking up with #kidsinthekitchen again 🙂
Thank you for hosting, and yes sea-shells would be really lovely!
Lynette Lawson says
What a lovely idea!
You know what would add a little something extra special would be to get some of those mini-polaroids that they sell for wedding guest books and take a little picture at each of these events so that you can attach it to the ticket when you put it in the box…
What a fabulous idea!