Thursday, December 2, 2010

It's called a "ha-noo-kee-uh"

My kids have special lunchboxes. These lunchboxes require them to get someone to help them open their lunch everyday. That was not supposed to be the point of these lunchboxes. The point of these lunchboxes was to reduce waste. They have these special little containers that fit oh-so-perfectly inside along with a special ice pack that fits just perfectly, of course. It's a great idea and design except that the containers are hard for little hands to open and they frequently spill their lunches all over their clothes.

Anyway, the point of all this is that the lunchboxes also have really cool interchangeable faceplates. You can order custom plates from their site, or if you are crafty (ahem) you can make your own. My friend Jennifer  first showed me the lunchboxes and had the fabulous idea of making our own faceplates and I loved it. With the help of a laminator from Costco we've been cranking them out for our children. (She in a much more timely fashion than me of course!)

Ok, the point! I finally took off the Halloween plates (yes, I'm that belated) and replaced them with these:

I tried to convince Gwenny it would be cool to tell her friends that the menorah we use for Hanukah is actually called a "hannukiah", but she wasn't buying it. It's true though. A hannukiah is a special menorah that has spots for eight candles plus one helper candle (called the shamis), whereas a regular menorah only has room for seven. Do you recognize Stampin' Up!'s Modern Label punch as the candles and the wing from the 2-Step Bird punch as the flames? Super quick and easy!

"It's Santa's big fat belly!!!" was apparently the chorus that rang out when the kids at school caught site of the other side:

I just cut a square of silver glitter paper and punched a square out of the middle with my 1 1/4" square punch from Stampin' Up! It came out a little crooked but Santa likes to call that "jaunty".

Sorry for the picture quality - I was in a hurry and used my iPhone instead of setting up my little photo studio. And really, I should have taken pictures before I laminated them to eliminate the glare. Oh well, you get the idea.

Until next time - happy crafting!


  1. So cute! I love the candles! Very creative!

  2. so cute.
    love the lunchbox. i want one and am going to check them out.
    love the santa belly.

  3. Thanks ladies! Hopefully I'll do the Valentine's Day plates before February 14th! ;)