Each person should judge his own actions and not compare himself with others. Then he can be proud for what he himself has done. Galatians 6:4

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

This past weekend was my buddy's birthday.. little man "T".. however.. upon showing you his gift I made for him I realized that his name is on the box.. so his name will be no secret..
Ty as I said before is slightly autistic.. and I've just recently learned that autistic children LOVE boxes... it was really no surprise to me because all summer long he BEGGED for a box to put his baseball cards in.. just like my sons...

Well with finances being tough.. I was wondering WHAT I would be making for TY.. cause there was no other alternative..
My handsome nephew came over a couple weekends ago and hands me this box...


At first.. I'm thinking.. WHAT?? am I going to do with this??


Then it hit me.. a lightbulb went off.. BAM.. it's going to be Tylers Birthday Present..
I knew EXACTLY what I was going to do with it..
I had baseball cards.. spraypaint and glue.. I was going to spice this box up!!
I did have to run to homedepot and get a few bits of hardware.. but the cost was STILL minimal ..


Ty is a BIG TIME RED SOX fan... and being a "New Englandah".. it's super easy to get stuff for them.. BUT.. it can be pricey.. Hubby and I headed down to Olympia just to "peek".. I'm so glad we did because they were selling clearance stuff!! I got two pennants, 2 composition notebooks and a magnet for $2.09. I couldn't believe it!! I was so happy. I cut one of the pennants up for more design inside and outside of the box..


And in the box sits an official ticket to Fenway Park.. for this past July.. my daughter went to a game and gave up her ticket for Tyler.. GUESS what the FIRST thing all the kids did.. They tried getting the ticket out of the box.. I had to "gently" explain".. this ticket has been redeemed.. and is there for show...

These are the other little treasures I put in the box..
I think he liked the box.. however he also got a Nintedo DS.. and well.. that trumped the box.. lollol..oh well..He did say that his box is full of stuff.. so that's a plus..

So.. for under $10.. I didn't think this was a bad gift..

14 comments:

Denise said...

I love the box and how you transformed it into such a cool baseball card box. I bet he loved it.

Thanks for coming to my blog and I wanted to say "ARE YOU NUTS??" LOL you like cleaning??? Well, you can come clean my house any time you run out of work to do at your house, ok?

Carrie said...

I think that is a great gift~

Christina said...

That's a great gift. And on the cheap. I love boxes, it would have made me happy.

Kim said...

That box is so cool.

Mere said...

That was an AWESOME gift!! I love it!! You are so GIVING and THOUGHTFUL to give to Ty!!
Love, Mere

Sandy said...

What a great gift!
You did a fab job of converting it. :-)

Cris said...

You are so creative! That is such a neat gift. You did a terrific job! :D

jayedee said...

good for you! your creativity ALWAYS impresses me girlie! that's a gift he'll treasure for years to come, i'm sure!


ps.......don't forget, there's some linky love for you over at the lost world

Tanja said...

You creative types make me so stinkin' jealous! A good idea done well. That's a keepsake for sure.

a friend to knit with said...

i adore this!!!!
something to hold treasures, and to be treasured.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

He will treasure it!

Tam said...

HI and LOVE LOVE what you did with that BOX...you are amazing!
Back from VA...a whirlwind of a trip I must say....Take care and I will talk to you soon. I hope all is better with the situation

Sandy said...

Oh that is SO cool! Can you make a Phillies box for my son. :)

Cupcake said...

That box came out FABULOUS!!!!! You are OH so creative!