November 16, 2015: Let me start off with my picture of the card I gave to my new co-worker, Jeff and his lovely new bride wishing them a Happy New Marriage!
I hope they will forgive me soon for my craft rush job for a his and hers wedding gift. Jeff scratched his head a moment when he accepted it and asked, “Uh…what is it?”
It’s a phone dock, fool!
I dropped his phone the the slot and connected his charger cable. Ohhhhh….
Like the phone cubes I created for myself and for Bruce, I made a his and hers phone cube set for Jeff and Ondalyn.
I just love these cubes. Even if I’m the only one right now. It’s my favorite aunty crafty gift to make and give. I make no apologies!
It’s apparent that I didn’t pray hard enough.
Any who, I took two 3.5″ photo wood blocks, chiseled out an opening in the top, and stained and decorated them for the bride and groom.
I added hexagon paper punch-outs in large and small sizes and decoupaged them to the box with Mod Podge glue.
For the “Phone Box” label on the top, I added gold foil embossed alphabet stickers from Michaels.
Here are a couple of side view of the boxes.
I used slightly different paper colors and patterns for Ondalyn’s box (stained with Early American Minwax stain). But for Jeff’s navy blue stained box, I used the same Lokti red mum papers and wood veneer punch-outs.
DIY craft gifts for us gals need more decorative variety, don’t you think?
For the gift box, I used a large paint bucket that I bought from Home Depot (and decorated with the red Lokti paper via decoupage).
On the top of the bucket, I added a gift tag for Jeff and Ondalyn (decorated with Little B Chevron washi tape and Heidi Swap glitter alphabet stickers).
So here is how I demonstrated the use of the phone cubes to Jeff in the Tech Office. I think he likes it (though he doesn’t get why he would put his phone in a wood box…men!)
Hopefully, for whatever the purpose they find for the boxes, they will like them (and will once again forgive the rush job – but true art comes from imperfection – that’s my story and I’m sticking to it!). V-