How To Make Your Own 'Stay Wavy' Keepsake Box DIY!

This craft is so much fun and is a great way for kids to remember a special vacation!

Stay Wavy keepsake box fun craft for boys and girls

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DIY Stay Wavy craft keepsake box fun craft for boys and girls

So, after returning from our trip to Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket, I wanted to find a fun way to save some photos of our adventures on these two beautiful islands!


DIY Stay Wavy craft keepsake box fun craft for boys and girls

The 'Stay Wavy' box was what I came up with! For those of you thinking about visiting Nantucket, read my mom's post on our whirlwind trip here!


DIY Stay Wavy craft keepsake box fun craft for boys and girls

This craft is a fun little keepsake for vacations by the seaside or another event you want to remember!


Super simple and cute, this little box is small enough to not take up too much space, but large enough to store memories of a vacay!


Easily customizable, you can store Instax mini camera photos in it, seashells, tickets or just display it as is!


DIY Stay Wavy craft keepsake box fun craft for boys and girls


How To Make Your Own Stay Wavy Keepsake Box DIY!


Supplies:

  • 1 Pair of scissors

  • Glue (I used Tacky Glue)

  • Marker or Sharpie

scrapbook paper, glue, shells supplies for craft for boys and girls

Materials:

  • 1 small box

  • 1 + sheets of decorative scrapbook paper (this depends on how large your box is as well as how many/few patterns you want on your box)

  • Photos

  • Paint in colors of choice (I used white and light teal)

  • Optional: beads, seashells or other small decorative elements


Step One: Measure your box to determine how much paper you'll need.


DIY Stay Wavy craft keepsake box fun craft for boys and girls

Step Two: Trace around your box on the paper of your choice. Repeat for all sides inside and out.


DIY Stay Wavy craft keepsake box fun craft for boys and girls

Note: When tracing the edges of the box, make sure to trace and cut paper only for the part of the box sides that show when the box is closed... otherwise it will be hard to close or it will stick!


Step Three: Cut out the traced part of the paper.


DIY Stay Wavy craft keepsake box fun craft for boys and girls


Step Four: Glue paper to the box. Let dry.


DIY Stay Wavy craft keepsake box fun craft for boys and girls

Below is a side view of the box. Isn't this mermaid the cutest?


DIY Stay Wavy craft keepsake box fun craft for boys and girls mermaid

Step Five: Place photos where you like and glue in place. Let dry.


DIY craft box for boys and girls memory vacation keepsake

You can paint the inside of the box too, if you want.


DIY craft memory box fun activity for boys and girls


Step Six: Paint the sides of the box that are not decorated with paper (the part you won't see if the box is closed).


Below is the other side of the box. I'm in love with the mermaid paper!

Stay Wavy DIY box craft keepsake activity for boys and girls


Step Seven: Add embellishments of your choice!


I used several seashells and one bead on top, but you can use sequins, ribbon, buttons or anything else from the craft store or your travels!


You can also give your box a title- like I did on the top!


Stay Wavy Martha's Vineyard craft keepsake box activity for boys and girls

And there you go! A fun, affordable craft and souvenir for your fabulous vacation!


If you enjoy fun crafts, be sure to check out our other great crafts and DIYs!!


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Be sure to Pin this DIY craft for later!


DIY Stay Wavy Keepsake  box craft for boys and girls

Know someone who might like this fun craft? We'd love it if you'd share!


We hope you enjoy making your new 'Stay Wavy' box! Take a picture of yours and be sure to tag us @mykidzbookshelf!


Happy Crafting!





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Post originally published: 08/28/2019 Updated: 05/19/2022