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DIY Memories Box

2016-06-23 by Carrie Anne Badov

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This colorful and mess-free diy memories box craft is shared with us by guest editor Carrie Anne Badov of EverythingMom.

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Summer is about hunting for shells on the beach, savouring popsicles with friends, and travels with the family. Saving these special mementos, like a perfect shell or ticket to your favourite summer movie, keeps the fun-filled summer moments alive. Countdown the days to summer fun by encouraging the kids to make their own Summer Memories Box.
I love Melissa & Doug’s Craft Made Easy collection like their Stained Glass stickers. Stained Glass looks lovely hanging in a sunny window and Melissa & Doug makes it easy for kids to replicate the same effect without getting involved with hot tools and cut glass.

diy memories box in package

The Stained Glass Made Easy Heart Box is the perfect choice for a Summer Memories Box. The kit contains a nice size clear plastic box with a pre-marked lid. The stained glass stickers match the lid placement perfectly, making it an easy guide for even young crafters.

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diy memories box crafting

The nice thing about this craft is that it doesn’t take hours to complete nor does it require great skill. Kids will love that they can create this beautiful Summer Memories Box all on their own too, without mom or dad’s help.

diy memories box being held

diy memories box stained glass look

Creating the box is fun but the best part will be having your child fill it with items that reminder her of summer. Invite your child to share with you why these items are special. I understood the Great Wolf Lodge wrist band in my daughter’s box but I was surprised about the bottle cap and marble. The first was from her first summer pop and the second is a marble she uses in all of her games, something she has more time to play over summer.

diy memories box on display

Summer is so fleeting for our kids, for all of us. Make the most by creating and saving those moments.

diy memories box holding treasures

Try these 4 ideas for creating memories for your child to add into his or her Summer Memories Box:

  1. Enjoy an outdoor scavenger hunt together, looking for little flowers or a favourite rock.
  2. Create a memento from your next family vacation with some of these travel craft ideas.
  3. Too many favourite shells to keep in your child’s Summer Memories Box? Try creating a cast of the shells, something to sit in the home garden or on your child’s wall when the beach trip is over.
  4. If Disney is on your summer vacation plan, try adding some of these free (or inexpensive) souvenirs to your child’s memory box.

Let the summer memory making begin!


Carrie Anne Badov

Carrie Anne, Managing Partner and Editor-in-Chief of EverythingMom.com, loves encouraging families to explore creativity, family fun, the joy of traveling together and reading. As a blog ambassador she is excited about share interesting ways to include Melissa & Doug toys in every day family life. Follow Carrie Anne on her Blog, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter and Google+.

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