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Make a Momtastic Memo Box

4 March 2010 3,566 views 6 Comments

by heather

I am a sucker for these plastic pencil boxes (and their squat cousins, the index card box), and I love this project Amy at Living Locurto came up with: a memo box with custom to-do lists, pencils, and of course, a pretty bow. She also gives alternate suggestions for filling the box, if you aren't keen on the notepaper idea: candy, gift cards, sunglasses, pretty socks, tea, and so on. Make a bunch of these up for Mother's Day, or for a nice teacher's gift. Amy also provides the free printable for the Super Mom lists! She's awesome! [click here for project tutorial and printable]

Project Estimate:

  • Plastic pencil box, $1
  • Printed to-do lists, on hand or buy premade list for $1 (Target has good ones!)
  • Ribbon, on hand

Total: $1 and up

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6 Comments »

  • Heather H said:

    Super cute!

  • Sophia said:

    These are a great idea! I’ve made something along these lines with paper, but pencil cases are much more durable and will hold up better in a purse!

  • Spring Links « Craftination said:

    [...] this “momtastic” memo box for inspiration to make a container of goodies for Mother’s Day, Teacher Appreciation Day, [...]

  • Amy said:

    Thanks for the awesome feature!! I just ran out and bought more of these containers at Staples… they are 2 for a $1 now.

  • Virginia said:

    I love it!

  • Chelsea said:

    Just made three of these for Mothers’ Day! I bought the pencil boxes a couple months ago for $.33 each! I made my own notepad design to match my boxes since the only color they had was orange, but I am really happy with how they turned out. Thanks for the idea!

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