This Reader Made Her Own DIY Keepsake Boxes For Her Kiddos
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Want to preserve all those special memories?
As a parent, I often struggle with which items to keep and which to toss when it comes to my kiddo’s artwork, awards, trinkets, etc. I typically just throw them in a random storage bin with the best intentions of organizing them later.
Hip2Save reader, Kay, came up with a super cute (and frugal) idea on how to store all of those oh-so-precious momentos she has collected over the years. Check out her DIY crafting story about how she made keepsake boxes for her children…
I’ve been thinking of ways to store my daughter’s special school work, and not just school-related items, but also baby shower invitations, birth announcements, homecoming outfits, birthday cards, Valentine cards, certificates, ribbons, photos, artwork, souvenirs, etc.
I have three kids, so what I did was purchase a file box with a handle for each child. These boxes have a compartment on the top to store the little things, like my daughter’s lost teeth and my son’s hospital bracelet. I then labeled them with cute letter stickers from Dollar Tree.
I love that I now have a designated keepsake box for each child, labeled by name. When they turn 18, I will turn their “treasure box” over to them. I can’t wait for them to go through these boxes and see all the love in their lives, even before they were born, like when they read their baby shower cards and birthday cards.
I don’t know how to sew for my children or cook the most delicious meals for them, but I can use my organizational skills to keep their special memories for them. That is something I can do for my children that will mean a lot to them as they grow older.
Thank you, Kay, for sharing your awesome DIY memory box! What a wonderful way to preserve all of the special things you’ve collected for your kiddos over the years. That will sure be an amazing gift for their 18th birthdays!
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