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Wednesday
Feb152012

Shadow Boxes

My boys LOVE little things. You know when you empty the pockets of your kids' wash and wonder why in the world they wanted to save those little "treasures"? When I saw this post from my friend Jennifer Kirk on Bloesom Kids

(cute right?!)

it reminded me that I never shared one of my solutions for one of my boys' most favorite little treasures LEGO minifigs.

A while back I had posted this picture on our Facebook page

Saying that I was working on a project for the boys' room. Well since I'm all about honesty. I've only gotten 2 (out of 8) of them done, but you still get the point.

 I swear I could have a wall of these things and still not fit all the guys we have in there.

I found these little shadow boxes at Greenbacks (a dollar store) and spray painted them black. I haven't sealed them yet and we are still deciding on the best way to keep the men from falling off. They stay on fine but if you run into the wall (which for whatever reason happens often here) some may fall. I'm thinking of glueing a small LEGO strip to the bottom of each box to set the guys on.

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Reader Comments (10)

Great idea! We have about a million of those guys as well, the shadowbox idea is perfect! I'd love for you to come link up this idea to my new "Get Creative" party, it's too good not to share :)
http://www.justalittlecreativity.blogspot.com/2012/02/get-creative-linky-party-week-one.html
Hope to see you there
-Molly

February 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMolly

We've used mini figures in diaoramas for school and I've "temporarily" secured them using a hot glue gun. The glue peels off pretty easily once you're finished, but keeps them in place pretty well. I'm not sure what it would do to the finish on your boxes... but it might be worth a try.

February 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterChrisE

LOVE this idea. We have way too many Lego figures floating around. Where did you get the boxes?

February 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJessica

Very cool! I love that you have to think of how to keep them in there since people are always running into the wall!! Too funny, I think the idea of gluing the lego strip in is genius!

February 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMeg@Domesticated-ish.com

I just showed my son this and he is ready to go shopping.
This is something easy enough that he can participate in and be proud of 'making' himself.

February 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth

I just showed my son this and he is ready to go shopping.
This is something easy enough that he can participate in and be proud of 'making' himself.

February 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth

Seriously the Dollar Store? What section did you score these in?

February 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKati

LOVE this! i've realized recently that i don't have anything in my littles' room for them to keep "their" stuff. i just tell them to put it on their dressers, or save it in their sock drawer if it's some sort of keepsake. i think i'm going to install shelving above each of their dressers for this type of thing, and i love the shadow box idea specifically. combined with the shelving, it can be a way of stacking things while still displaying them! and isn't spray paint AWESOME?!

February 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHoney Bee Mama

A very simple design box! It is the easiest way to keep as well as displaying those stuff we love and treasure.

February 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPlaymobil Micro

How about glue dots used in scrapbooking? Or There is a poster putty called Blu tack http://www.amazon.com/gp/search?ie=UTF8&… This stuff isn't supposed to ruin the paint on a wall so it should work on this.

January 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

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