Gifts #1

When we were in Boston the kids saw some handmade trophies for sale at the Bazaar Bizarre and have been dying to make their own since the train ride home. The maker doesn’t appear to have a website so I can’t link her, but they were fun! My oldest son has been plotting and scheming and gathering toys from his closet and attic to turn into trophies to give his friends.

It is a good use for old toys, and we just used some of those little wooden plaques you can get at the craft shop for 50 cents. We did have 2 trophy bases that Tom took off some trophies he had from his childhood (I know sad right, but he said they were generic ones given out to the whole team). We just used hot glue to hook the toys together, and gold spray paint.

Even our youngest son was into it and he placed the figures and then we glued them for him. Although his “trophy” was just three toys standing on the plaque once it was spray painted gold it looked fancy! We came to the conclusion that anything looks better in shiny gold haha. Tom even sprayed one of the lone monkeys to hang on our tree so we would always remember the fun we had making these.

I didn’t get really good photos because we made them last night, and then this morning it is such a dark day. It is raining and feels more like evening then morning. I’ll try and take some better photos just for Flickr later. I’m going to post some more of the handmade gifts today as I can. I took photos of another one outside, so the photos are not bad.

Also for the mushroom fans there is an excellent tutorial here, with photos and everything! I’ll go back and link it under the cookie post too, sorry I didn’t do it before I was rushing to leave and wanted to hurry and get a post up.