I wanted a special place to keep our story disks for our Five in a Row, because the story disks are so special! Well, Five in a Row is so special.
I’ve tried keeping the disks in various places, but they end up getting knocked over, spilled, etc. And with all the, ah-hem, organized clutter that I have, they sometimes get lost! Gasp.
Lost no more. I found a really cute, empty stationery box at the thrift store for a quarter. It came home with me, of course.
Here’s a picture of the box, open, with a little medicine cup sitting inside to hold our sticky-tack so that it doesn’t stain the inside of the box. We use sticky-tack and a big laminated world map for our Five in a Row geography study.
Over time, I found little bits of pretty things to Mod Podge onto our box. Everything symbolizes our rowing and homeschooling. The dark-headed older girl is me. (Come on now, I used to be young.) The little blond girl is Miss Priss. She was born with a head full of auburn ringlets, believe it or not.
Do I need to tell anyone what the big, pretty “5” is for? The heart on the box. I’ve always said that Five in a Row is the heart of our homeschool.
Old Eyes Made New is our little “trademark” stamp on the back, cut from pretty scrapbooking supplies, and it’s oh so true!
Little bits of bright tissue paper work great over an already-colorful box. Some of the original design shines through. Just be careful Mod-Podging them on.
The bees on the original box design shine through. Tell me. Can you see a bee without thinking of The Bee Tree by Patricia Polacco?
The coffee pot reminds me of times I’ve met together with like-minded moms to talk homeschooling.
The little teapot (nearly out of sight) on the end of the box reminds me of all the teatimes I’ve had with my children. Here sits the box, on the shelf underneath our world map, ready for rowing! It’s fun to just sit down and look through the story disks. This is a box full of memories.