DIY Sticker Box for Kids Sticker Collections

Decorate Your Own Sticker Box to Hold Your Sticker Collection

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DIY Sticker Boxes for Kids Sticker Collections

If your kids are as sticker happy as mine, they might like to have a sticker box to hold their special stash. We decorated our own and I’m going to show you how to make one, too.

This all started when I came across a couple of tin pencil boxes the other day (at the thrift store, no less!). I immediately thought of the sticker treasure tins the girls and I have been making (thanks to the idea and tutorial from Mo of Pipsticks) and thought the girls might like to use the same idea on a larger scale with the tin pencil boxes.

Maia and Daphne have been keeping stickers in theirs, but you could also do this to make a crayon or pencil box or whatever. It could also hold just about any kind of small collection, including nature items, matchbox cars, figurines, or tooth fairy money and allowance.

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Here’s how we did this…

DIY Sticker Box for Kids Sticker Collections

Decorate Your Own Sticker Box

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  • Tin pencil box* (the cardboard kind would work well, too)
  • Washi tape or other craft tape
  • Scissors
  • Stickers
  • Washi tape

*Okay, so I know that most pencil cases you can find in the stores these days are either plastic or some sort of fabric. If you’re having trouble finding a tin or cardboard pencil box with the school supplies, try a craft store or order online. Here are some good possible options I found on Amazon ::

Sticker Box for Kids - Cover with Washi Tape

INSTRUCTIONS

Use washi tape to cover and decorate the outside of the tin pencil box and, if you like, the inside, too. Steer clear of the hinges and the open edges as you want the box to continue to open and close neatly.

Sticker Box for Kids - Decorate with Stickers

Add sticker embellishments over the washi tape layer. You can even use alphabet stickers to write your name on the lid of the sticker box, as Daphne did.

Sticker Box Decorated with Stickers

My kids used stickers from their own stash (many from the Pipsticks sticker club in fact), but you could also use stationery store stickers in interesting designs. Daphne even used one of her hand-made stickers (Sharpie markers on a mailing label).

Sticker Box for Kids - Finish with a Layer of Mod Podge

Add a layer of Mod Podge over everything, being careful to avoid the hinges. Let dry.

Sticker Box for Kids - Use to Store Your Sticker Stash

Use to store your sticker stash, school supplies, art supplies, or for other special treasures (rocks, shells, doodads).

Sticker Boxes and Sticker Treasure Tins

And then, once you have a special sticker box (if that’s what you’re keeping in yours), you may want to make some little sticker treasure tins. Just sayin’.

Sticker Treasure Tins

Like this cute one.

We’ve been making a LOT of them, because we’re obsessed, and also because Daphne wants to give them as favors at her birthday party next week. She’s filling each with a few stickers and a couple small pieces of candy.

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3 Comments

  • Reply
    Marieke
    September 14, 2016 at 3:01 pm

    I love the simplicity of this idea! It seems that unless you store stickers in some sort of container, they end up everywhere! May just as well used them to decorate the container and keeps things organized at the same time!

    • Reply
      Jean Van't Hul
      September 16, 2016 at 4:39 pm

      Exactly Marieke! Besides, it’s a fun project! :)

      • Reply
        sam
        September 17, 2016 at 9:57 am

        cool! stuff for girly kids

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