As a mother of collecting little boys, I've discovered there's magic in a Mason jar (or any jar, really) and a cute label (thank you, PicMonkey!).
Have you ever checked your boy's pockets at the end of the day? Well, if you're like me you don't actually check the pockets every day, but you find plenty of "treasures" in the washer. I'm constantly amazed with what my boys find. They see things I never see, and they're pro at sliding their finds into their pockets without me noticing anything.
A few summers ago I did a Ragnar race. I was leg 12 which meant I crossed the finish line for my team. My family was there to watch. On our way back to the car, one of my twins found a can of chew in the parking lot. As many times before, I hadn't even see it, or noticed him pick it up and tuck it safely into his pocket. Later that evening he proudly showed me he latest find. I explained to him what it was, and luckily that was enough to convinced him trash it.
Not only do they have collections of things they find, but there are legitimate toys that tend to collect in piles here, there, and everywhere as well. Their nightstands and dressers were becoming collection mountains. Do you have piles of these things around your house?
And that's just the tip of the iceberg! The piles and varieties are endless. Rocks, sticks, acorns, pine cones, stickers, beads, seashells, and on and on.
Well, a few weekends ago, I'd had it! As much as I don't understand most of their piles and collections, I feel like I do need to let them know that if it's important to them, it's important to me. The solution? Keep their treasures and collections (well, a reasonable number of them), but display them in style. I've always loved the classic look of a glass jar. Add a cute, simple label to the jar, and you've got little boy's (or girl's) treasures that can even act as decor. It's all in how it's displayed.
As I mentioned above, I love, love, love PicMonkey! I've discovered the endless possibilities to making cute labels with what they have to offer. You can see a few of the labels I've made in PicMonkey by clicking here and here.
What are your tricks for keeping your kid's collections under control?
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