I don’t know about you, but until recently, we really didn’t have a place to store all the Box Tops we were saving for our school. At times, they went into a drawer in the family room, at other times in the junk drawer in the kitchen and if all else failed, they were tossed onto the kitchen counter. Finally, Dan suggested I come up with some container to keep the Box Tops in . . . and then blog about it.
(A’hem. This will probably be his new statement to get something done . . . kind of like when I call my mom to do something fun at the last minute and only need to tell her that we should do it for a lark. And with that last statement, I’ve got her!)
Do you save Box Tops? Saving Box Tops is a great way to support your school and get your kids involved in making a difference at their school. Each Box Top collected gives your school 10 cents. And, it adds up!
- The Box Top Jar Printable (Download here for free.)
- Smucker’s Natural Peanut Butter Jar (if you use the printable)
- Fabric & Ribbon
- Hot Glue Gun
- Scotch Tape & White Out
- Mod Podge with Foam Brush (optional)
- Hammer, Nail, Wood Block & Metail File (optional)
- Peel the label off the peanut butter jar and (if you’re a perfectionist like me) cover any leftover words with white out.
- Cut out the Box Top Jar printable (along dashed line), tape around them jar and mod podge. Adhere the “# of Box Tops Turned In” label to the bottom of the jar with mod podge.
- To create a slit in your lid, turn the lid top-down on a block of wood and hammer nail holes. (There has got to be a better way to do this, but this was all I could come up with!)
- Use a metal file to soften the sharp corners.
- Apply hot glue around the slit to add more protection.
- Glue fabric to the top and pinch around the sides. Add ribbon.