Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Creativity Box

My niece Becca is in her second year of college.  She is intelligent, beautiful, fun, and tells me I'm a good cook so I officially want to adopt her!  (Sorry Candice--I need some girls!) 

Last week I made her a creativity box.  She was complaining that she didn't have any art supplies at college to be creative with and I told her I'd make her something.

This KIT has a little of everything in it: some stuff for painting, drawing, journaling, collage, sewing....

To make a creativity box,  just glue book paper to a cigar box and paint it (I used acrylics).  I was inspired by a technique I saw on Pam Garrison's blog that she uses to make her journals.  I also used some washi tape on the edges so the paper wouldn't come up, but you could also seal it with decoupage glue.

Inside, glue papers to the top and bottom of the box.

DId you notice I used Julie's idea for making a little sewing kit out of an altoid's box? I also made her a sketchbook out of a manila envelope.  Make sure you fill it with lots of fun, creative things!

What does your creativity box look like?  We'd love to see!

Happy Day!


  1. hello autie...
    what fun! every girl should
    have a box like this!
    (and an autie~ lucky girl)
    i can just picture becca
    with her roommates gathered
    around all talking,
    laughing, and creating.
    i want to see inside
    the cool sketchbook,
    it turned out so cool.

  2. I have a creativity box and I'd love to share. Where should I post the pic? BTW, I love your fall shots! I'm a photographer and Fall and Spring are my favorites! When do you artsy gals get together? Online or for real? Fill me in! Thanks for a nice post. Edie

    1. Thanks for your kids words, Edie! We'd love to see your box. Just attach a pic in an email and send it (beehiveartsalon@gmail.com) and we'll post it.
      We've been getting together once a month for the last 6 years and are going to do a live feed broadcast in the future so everyone can participate online! Hope to see you there!


  3. This is such a great idea for college students but I think it would be a lovely gift for someone just getting started in journaling or crafts. Thanks for a great idea. I'm your newest follower, I'd love if you would stop over and follow me too!