Friday, January 7, 2011

"2 Go" Games Tin.....

Well, I am just thrilled with the way this next project came together. I did the blog hop over at the Imaginisce blog last week, and it was geared around altering an item that you can find AT HOME. Meaning...don't go out and buy anything! The DT came up with some fabulous ideas that resulted in fabulous projects! Pinky challenged us all to participate by not only hopping, but by creating our OWN altered project. I did! I played along!

I have had this tin for a LONG time. I mean a LONG LONG time. It obviously had Girl Scout Cookies in it...and me, being the "creative" person I am, I just knew that I would do something with it...some day. Well...That some day was TODAY!


I pulled out my "Twitterpated", "Scooter's Vacation", and even a tiny bit of the "Cottage Christmas" line...and I set to work. I even put my new Handy Dandy I-Top to work for this project!
Now, keep in mind, I am "purpose" driven. I am not the kind of person that has time, money, or desire, to do things pointlessly. It is not in my nature. SO...when planning my project, I also had to plan what FUNCTION my project would serve. Well...It smacked me in the head like a ton of bricks when I least expected it! Travel Games!!!! The kids DO play travel games when we go on long trips. SOOOOOOOOOOOOO.....THIS was the result of that cute little cookie tin:


I covered it all in the Twitterpated collection. It is so bright and vibrant and happy! Notice the I-Top pieces on the side? Well, those are magnets! They are Removable....for THIS:
A Tick Tack Toe board....and it is magnetic! How cool is that! NO LOSING THE PIECES in the Car!!!!!

And, here is the full view of the inside. It is a Tick Tack Toe board on one side, and the other side holds Yahtzee. I printed off the travel sized score sheets, tossed in 5 dice, and voila! All they have to do is roll the dice INSIDE the tin and those will not get lost either. Am I genius or what????
(DON'T ANSWER THAT!) LOL

I also printed off some word searches, mazes, and other travel sized things to store inside that little tin. The best part, it is REFILLABLE! ALL of the things can be found on the internet!
Oh yeah...and I even made some cute little matching pens to stick in there, too!

When I was all finished, I called the kids to come take a look. They LOVED it. Mostly the girls, though...for obvious reasons.
Dayne says to me.."Mom, that is AWESOME! Will you make me one that is not...so....Girly?" LOL..Bless his heart!
So, now I am on a mission to find someone else who saved one of these tins! Or even something similar. I think I will use the Dino Roar collection for that one!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a Fantastic Day!

13 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Sooooooooooooooo fun! I love love love love love love how you did this!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Michelle said...

OK... this is SO CLEVER!!!! You ARE a GENIUS!!! hee!hee! This is such a great idea!!! The kids will have fun with that one! So fun how you made pens to go with! :) This is a great project, Misty!! Did you link it to the challenge blog post??

STAMPMOM9 said...

How cool is that!! Very creative! The pens are great! Awesome!

Sophia said...

These are super cute...

Kris said...

Your blog makeover turned out GORGEOUS! LOVE IT!!!

Rhonda V. said...

I totally love your project and it is perfect for the car!!! Great use of the I-Top too!

Thanks for playing along with us at Imaginisce!!!

HeatherC said...

Very creative idea! I love the 2 go games!

Court said...

Fabulous idea! :) Thank you so much for sharing it with us and playing in the Imaginisce challenge!

Aphra said...

Spectacular!!! LOVE the brads and the pens. All of it is fantastic. Thanks for playing along with us. :)

Heather said...

This is too freaking adorable! I love the i-top magnets and the pinwheel pins!

Melinda Spinks said...

Such a fun and wonderful altered project. Thanks for playing along!

Marielle said...

this is a great project!!! love the pinwheels on the pens!!! TFS!!

Lydia said...

Oh yeah!!! This is fantastic!!! I think this really takes the cake, perfect travel tin!!! WTG!!:)