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