One of my favorite things about Pinterest is that way it has sparked my creative side. I often run across project ideas that I love and immediately start thinking of ways I could tweak it to make it Simply Frugal.
This project started with inspiration for A Girl and a Glue Gun and her Altoid tin crayon box.
Seriously, how cute is that? And be sure to check out some of the other adorable tins she made here.
The only problem I had was I didn’t have any Altoid containers. And Altoids are expensive and I didn’t really want to buy them just for the container. So I started to think about what other containers I had that I could use to do something similiar.
Then I remembered these Johnson & Johnson First Aid To Go kits that I had picked up for FREE!
You can get these for FREE at Walmart or Target (in the travel section) using the $1/1 Neosporin or Johnson & Johnson Red Cross Product from the 11/06/11 Smart Source insert (expires 12/31/2011).
The top of the container has Johnson & Johnson written in slightly raised letters. I used a nail file to file them down so my decoration on top would sit flat.
I used a piece of cardstock and some rub-on stickers to create the top of my box. Then I used Mod Podge (why yes, every project I do does involve Mod Podge) to adhere it to the stop. I applied several layers of Mod Podge (letting it dry in between each layer).
The best thing about using these containers….they are the perfect size to hold a Post-It pad for drawing on.
I threw this in my diaper bag and my son totally loves it. It’s great for those times you need a few minutes of peace while you are out and about.
And making this project sparked my creative for another use for these containers that I will share tomorrow.