What is a Tuesday Trinket Box? It’s a box of “Tuesdays” that you can give to a loved one. It doesn’t have to be Tuesday, it can be any day each week you feel you can take to spend time with a special person in your life.
Make “coupons” redeemable for an activity, such as a movie, getting an ice cream cone, talking a walk, or going on a picnic, something they would enjoy doing with you.
Using construction paper, card stock, etc., design several “Tuesday”‘s and cut them out and put them in the box. If you can find scrapbook items that say “Tuesday” on them, that’s even better. Or, cut the word out of magazines and newspapers.
Put all the goodies in the trinket box and give as a gift to that special person. Now your gift to them is “Tuesday” (or whatever day you choose). I was inspired to created this craft from two sources. One was a book by Mitch Albom called “Tuesdays with Morrie”, and an article I read about a woman who received “Tuesdays” as a gift for her 80th birthday from her son and his family.
(if you don’t want to make this box, you can use a shoe box or any box you have, and decorate with construction paper, white butcher paper, whatever you can find, and stickers and drawings. Be creative.)
When the box is empty, it can be refilled with more “Tuesdays” or used as a trinket box! It makes a great Father’s Day gift, and can be used to hold such trinkets as coins, jewelry, photos, pins, etc.
Tuesday Trinket Box
Approximate Time: 1 day (accounting for the glue drying time)
60 clean popsicle sticks (you can buy these at any craft store)
Large button for handle
Lay the 2 sticks out across from each other on your left and one on your right.
Lay 2 more across the first 2 in the opposite direction. Glue the tips of the sticks where they touch at the corners.
Add each row gluing the corners.
This box has 9 rows (36 sticks for the 4 sides).
The bottom can be glued on after the rows are completely dried. Put a layer of glue on the complete bottom after it has been glued to the sticks on the side.
The top is made by laying 2 sticks opposite each other. Lay each stick close to each other and going across the first 2 laid down. Gluing to the 2 laid down first. After dried put a layer of glue across the whole top to hold sticks in place.
Attach a large button for the handle. Let each piece dry completely. Paint and decorate as you please.
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