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« on: July 24, 2009 12:33:20 PM »

I saw this post on Craftzine the other day about making an anti-boredom tin for a child, well it is my lovely boyfriend's 31st birthday next week and he has a new harmonica coming but I wanted a surprise for him to open.

Neither of us drive and so spend a fair amount of time on public transport, and he's fairly arty so I thought an anti-boredom box would be nice for him to throw in his bag!

Here it is (it's made from a smoking tin, that used to say "rizla" on the front, not so great so it's covered up for now and I have a few days to find an exciting picture to put on it!)

first peek when you look in:


Inside we have a little notepad, a mini propeller pencil, mini felt tips, a teeny pack of cards, some stickers and a small packet of bouncing putty.

And if all that fails there is a picture of his wonderful girlfriend (me!  Wink) to gaze at lovingly inside the lid


What do you think?
« Last Edit: July 24, 2009 12:34:30 PM by FifiB » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2009 12:41:48 PM »

 Shocked Excellent idea. I think I may bogart it with some modifications for my favorite embroiderer. ME!!

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« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2009 01:05:29 PM »

This sounds like a great idea, I think that I'll try and do something similar for my girlfriend for Christmas.  Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2009 03:17:08 PM »

That's a great idea, love the stuff you put inside. I wonder what he'll do with the bouncing putty on public transport?

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« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2009 05:45:07 PM »

That's so fun! I hope he doesn't get pegged as a graffitti artist with those ink pens on the transport! You'll have to refresh it from time to time with little suprises, and special notes. K

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« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2009 07:50:57 AM »

Very clever, but the front needs something. Next time use some nice paper w/a pic or design on it or type out "(boyfriend's name) Anti-Boredom Tin" before you stick on the paper (you still can do either of these & paste it on).

« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2009 09:56:42 AM »

Thanks for the nice comments :-)

And don't worry little me, I have over a week to find something nice for the front, and it will have something added, I just don't know what yet :-)

« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2009 06:08:04 PM »

That is SUCH a good idea! I have an hour commute everyday to my work, this box would make my travel time MUCH more enjoyable.
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2009 09:27:37 PM »

this is a great idea! might have to give one to my little cousins for their trip to florida Smiley

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« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2009 04:02:37 PM »

Very cool. My little wheels are turning as I eyeball a collection of mint tins and think about all the classroom projects I might do with them....

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