Flower Girl Dress by Whimsy Wendy

Flower Girl Dress by Whimsy Wendy
dropping petals... one by one.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

My Monster Valentine

Gone are the days of the Valentine shoe boxes with a few pictures on the sides adhered with canned paste, simply wrapped in brown paper grocery bags with a hole cut into the top. Last year, I sent my youngest daughter to her new school with the 'traditional' brown box only to discover an unspoken and secretive contest had been posted for the most creative and ingenious of Valentine boxes. To shame!

So, this year, not to be outdone by fourth grade counter-parts, I scoured the Internet and library for unique box designs. (They say copying is the best form of flattery). And I must say, using a little inspiration and a little more competitiveness... we scorched it this year. Behold, the Monster Box:

 This size seven shoe box was simply wrapped in brown poly-fur and hot-glued to its surface. The layered eyes were cut from scraps of felt and hot glued as well. His teeth, of beige felt, were sewn on the sewing machine for a little stability and hot glued onto the inside of his mouth. And voila!

This creature will collect even the sweetest of valentines without a fuss. He just grabs it between his fuzzy teeth.
Just wait until next year!

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