I recently had an a-ha moment, and I just had to share it with you. This picture is the end result, but I need to back up and show you why I even had to go there.
This. These raggedy boxes of decks of cards make me CUH-razy.
Am I alone here? Anyone? We talked about this, you know. We were going to start that club. We were going to call it Freaks of the World Unite? Remember?
Dang it. I'm so lonely.
Anyway, as I was saying, my monsters don't take the time to put the cards away properly because they don't fit right, or they can't get the lid in, or the box is falling apart, blah, blah, blah.
These are the kinds of things that, if I wasn't such a control freak, would drive me to drink.
This game was my inspiration. Have you ever played it? It's a blast. It's only about $5 and you can pick it up at Wal Mart. It's super easy to play, and, maybe I shouldn't admit this, but Stinkerbell kicks my butt every time I play with her. Girlfriend is a maniac and she thinks a lot quicker than her Mama does. That, and I'm easily distracted.
Anyway, when I bought this game I thought to myself "Brilliant! Why can't all card games come in a durable tin like this?"
And that excited inquiry withered on my lips until six months later when I was able to connect the dots and exclaim to myself, because no one in this house listens to me, "Hey, wait a minute! I can make my own ding dang card tins."
So I gathered all the miscellaneous tins I already had, and then I bought a few more from Oriental Trading Company, and I set to work.
For some of the tins, I just cut the card boxes apart and repurposed them on my new box. Because I'm so green and all.
Then I slopped some Modge Podge on the tin, slapped the box piece on, and finally slopped some more Modge Podge over that. They're nothing special, but they do the trick.
In retrospect I think I should have added some nice scrapbook paper as well, and maybe even a little ribbon.
Nah. These babies are going to school and I'm sure they're going to take a beating, so I think I'll just keep them rustic.
The Go Fish box is staying home, so I will allow it to be cute. Because I'm all about the cute.
I also have a couple boxes on the right that I have birthday candles stored in. They come in raggedy boxes too, you know, and they shouldn't have to forego the cute, right?
The possibilities are endless, really. What would you store in them? Talk to me.