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DIY Crayon Boxes - A Super Simple Craft Idea!

Meet my contributors for this project, Shana, Jaz, and Luka! Shana is our adorable 12 year old yellow lab, she's our favorite senior citizen. Jaz started out as my fiance's funny sharpei-chow mix, but we're pretty much obsessed with each other, and poor Sean has become numero dos in her eyes. And Luka, oooh Luka, my lunatic black flat coated retriever whom I adopted in college. He's a total snuggly ball of energy whom I couldn't live without. Together they're some trio!

ANYWHO, they eat a ton, and the only non-people food I can get Luka not to snub is Beneful. We end up with a million of these plastic tubs at the end of each week. So many, that my mom started cleaning them out and using them to hold crayons in her office - genius!

Since I like to kick things up to the next crafty level, I decided to add my spin on these "green" tubs! I hit Target for some great duct tape, they usually have giant rolls for $3.99! Let the leopard-ing begin!

Here's How I Did It...

  1. First and most importantly, I cleaned the tub out! I hand washed the tub, and then I ran it through the dishwasher so it was really disinfected, allergen free, and clean. 
  2. I covered the lid to the tub with three pieces of the tape. Make sure you have sharp scissors and keep your pieces longer so you can trim them to fit the lid. Make's life easier!
  3. I used one long piece to cover the tub. NOW the trick to this, (and I can thank my Aunt for this tip - love being related to an Art teacher!) is that when you get to the curved corners, you want to slice the corner straight up and then fold them down. It's difficult to explain, but think about when you wrap a gift and are getting to the ends of the box.
  4. I smoothed the top and tub out using a credit card - no bubbles here!
Super simple, took maybe 8 minutes, and they're adorable!! Try using different colored tape to signify the color crayon! Could be used for sorting as well!

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