DIY | Jacob’s Christmas Eve Box

As it’s Jacobs 1st Christmas, I wanted to try and make it as special as possible. Even if he doesn’t have a clue whats going on!

I wanted to buy him a Christmas Eve box that would stand the test of time and create an Edward’s family tradition for years to come. After searching the internet for hours I just couldn’t find one that I really loved, so I decided to make him one.

I bought a wooden crate from Ikea for £5 and ordered a wooden laser cut from Ebay which was also £5 and set to work.

The Rust-Oleum furniture paint in Empire Red was £4.95 from B&Q and the two multi-purpose paints also by Rust-Oleum were £2 each in White and Silver.

As Jacob is only 8 months old, I didn’t want to go too overboard with the gifts so I just bought a couple of items.

Christmas Letter Envelope – £8 – The White Company 

Peppa Pig Christmas Book – £4 and Peppa’s Christmas DVD – £5 -Tesco 

Dear Santa Book – £4 – Tesco & Santa’s Magic Key – £3 – Matalan

My First Christmas Sleep-suit – £6 – Tesco 

Once I had finished painting, I used a glue gun to attach the laser cut to the front of the box and voila! My finished Christmas Eve box for Jacob. Super easy to do and I think it looks gorgeous!

I’m so pleased with how it turned out! It was everything I imagined and I can’t wait to set everything out on Christmas Eve.

Me and Dan have planned matching pj’s, Christmas movies, hot chocolates, nibbles and mulled wine for the night and I can’t bloody wait!

For me, Christmas is all about spending time with family and friends and creating memories that money can’t buy. I’m so thankful that I have my little boy and I can’t wait to get this Christmas Eve box out every year and carry on the tradition for years to come.

Laura x

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