We all know that kids are the collectors of all the things right? But where do they put it all? I had the idea of making little memory boxes so they had a little spot to put their “special things” in as they grow. As well as personalizing it so they had something special made by me!
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I purchased unfinished boxes from Michael’s. But you can also find them on Amazon here.
For my son’s I decided to stain it dark and leave the hardware as is.
To personalize it, I found a font on PicMonkey and printed out his name mirrored.
This way I could trace his name with pressure and indent it into the wood.
I used a Rotary tool to engrave his name following the lines. I like the way it shows the raw wood underneath.
This was actually the first time I used this tool for a project! I have practiced a little before but this is the time it counted and I thought it came out pretty well! Not perfect but Henry won’t mind!
For his his sister, I used a light driftwood stain and sprayed her hardware silver. I chose a little more dainty font for her name and again used the rotary tool.