We Three Kings Illustrated by Olga Zharkova
We really enjoyed singing this book this Christmas season. And even though we returned to the library a few weeks ago, Juliet has been on a big three kings kick after watching a community presentation of The Little Drummer Boy.
To make our own three kings gift boxes, I grabbed some empty boxes from our recycle box. I think the one on the left is a nut container from Trader Joes, the middle is a Prune carton, and the one of the right is a Babybel cheese box.
Then I set about covering them in this wood grain contact paper. I just traced the shapes of the lids, cut out the shape and stuck them on. The contact paper is very forgiving--several times I misplaced or or set it down crookedly and I was able to pull it up and try again. I also mis-measured several spots and remedied it by cutting a "band-aid" piece and just sticking it over the uncovered part. It blended fairly well. (Sorry for the dark picture.)
I covered all three boxes and think the end result is sort of a faux bois effect (or a "fake wood paneled station wagon door that my parents drove around in the 80s" effect--whichever you prefer.)
And what does Juliet bring to baby Jesus in her fancy new "wooden" boxes, you ask?
This post kind of reminds me of a fun blog I just found called blah to tada--she takes ordinary objects (that's the blah part) and transforms them into lovely new things (tada!) I like stuff like that. Thought I would share it with you.