Do you ever discover “treasures” in the pockets of your children’s clothes? I’ve been discovering little paper scraps and lots of stones lately. I’ve been thinking about how in the future I will miss these pocket surprises, so I decided to come up with one of the cutest time capsule ideas ever and make a time capsule to collect the pocket treasures from each of my kids!
Summer is a busy time for filling pockets at our house. Luckily I haven’t found any live creatures during my laundry room pocket searches. But I have discovered some pretty interesting and worth saving items. You might wonder what the numbered lids are for? I put the current ages of each of my kids on the lid so I can remember at what age I started saving these pocket treasures into my laundry room time capsule box. I will also be inserting a picture of each child in the metal label pull below their numbered compartment. I really love the way this time capsule turned out!
DIY Time Capsule Ideas
Laundry Room Time Capsule Supplies:
Gather all your supplies.
Use an old paint brush or foam brush and brush on Minwax Wood Finish Stain. The color I used is Provincial. As you brush on the stain use a rag to wipe off the excess stain. Let box dry over night.
Spray paint label pulls black. Use small finish nails to nail the label pulls to the front of box.
Use black ink and stamp numbers onto box lids. My numbers represent the current age of each of my children. Each child has their own section of the time capsule.
Your box is finished. Get ready to dig those treasures out of their pockets at laundry sorting time. This box will hold some great treasures that will translate into memories. I will be presenting the contents of the box to each of my children when they head off to college. Seems like a long time from now, but it will be here before I know it. Can’t wait to see what ends up in this box over the upcoming years!
Do you have any other unique time capsule ideas? Share any of your clever time capsule ideas in a comment below!
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Alanna was a Design Manager in the Scrapbooking industry until the birth of her first child. She then turned freelance graphic designer, crafter and stay-at-home mom. Her love of design and flair for crafting keeps her busy at work and in her home life where she loves to create handmade gifts, jewelry and cards for all occasions. Alanna’s craft repertoire includes not only scrapbooking and papercrafting; but also sewing, needle felting, jewelry making, kids crafts and more. She resides in MI with her husband and their four children.