I hope you had a great 4th of July!
A few posts ago, I shared a project idea of storyboard boxes – decorating a paper mache book-shaped box with the covers of vintage children’s books. You can find more about that HERE – they really are a great way to display those nostalgic illustrations. These boxes also are great gift boxes.
Playing around with that idea more, I realized these boxes could also be inspiration boxes. Personally decorated and filled with those things that give you that little spark, such as a quote, a photo, a shell from the beach, or a vintage bauble. Whatever special item that takes you to your happy place – a Happy Box if you will.
We all need that spark, and not just from time to time, to perk us up from a slump. It should be something that we visit regularly to keep us focused on our dreams, goals and purpose. Yes, a quote, or memento has the power to do just that! It truly is a box full of good energy.
I know summer weekends get BUSY, but put this project on your TO DO list. Decorate a box – get wild and crazy with it. Cover it in your favorite patterns and colors. Then, take.your.time, but FILL IT! Fill it with special scraps, quotes, small bottles of glitter (yep, that’s in my box!) – whatever makes you happy. Then, put this box in a prominent place. Don’t tuck it away. Put your special box front and center by your bed, on your dresser. Then, OPEN IT – frequently! It’ll be like a breath of fresh air. Your own personalized treasure chest. :)
And, if you’re in the Northern Colorado area, come join me as I teach this class at Magpies Market. I would love to have you join us – as a group we’ll create our beautiful individualized boxes.
You can find more information, and how to register HERE. Oh, and come a little bit before class starts, because Magpies Market is not just a studio, but a beautiful gift store. So much fun!
Have a great weekend and a fun time creating your Happy Box,