October 17, 2012

The Heartfelt Sentiments of Children

My partner at work recently got married in Africa. Just before she left, I asked the children in our preschool room if they had anything special that they would like to say to her for her wedding day. Hilarity ensued.

We all know that children can say the strangest, funniest, most heartfelt things that us adults are incapable of saying. Needless to say, I got a few gems to pass on to my partner, including:

"Maybe a Hello Kitty."

"I'm sorry."

"Thank you. Thank you for presents."

"Dots."



To house these special little sentiments from the children, I found a beautifully carved wooden box at the local Value Village, and took it home to paint it and make the inside a little more presentable.



My partner's wedding colours included a beautiful peacock blue, so I tried to mix a similar colour with which to paint the box. It took about two coats of paint to cover everything, and I used a sponge brush to be able to get into the carved areas a little easier.



After the paint was dry, I had to sand down the edges so that the box could close properly. I also decided to sand down the sides and top of the box a bit as well to give it more of a distressed look. Then I drew out a heart on which to write the sentiments from the children, scanned it, and printed off enough hearts for each child.



Once I had the words written out on each heart, and lined the inside of the box with a lovely, deep blue satin fabric, I wrapped it all up with a ribbon and tied it with a bow. My partner had a lot of fun reading through the well wishes of each child.






1 comment:

  1. I love it! And the comments are...as always with little people...fabulous! Made me smile from ear to ear.

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