Sunday, January 26, 2014

The Nut Doesn't Fall Far....

Recent posts have showcased my swirl through the world of crafts, sewing in particular. In my lifetime I have attempted many different types of crafts and been pleased by most results.

My husband, D., has a talent working with wood.  In the early years of our marriage, mainly due to a tight budget, most of our furniture was rebuilt and refinished by D.

This weekend he took two old end tables that were becoming rickety and scarred renewing them with a screwdriver and can of spray paint.  L., too, has proved to be quite crafty.

He has been an avid gamer in many mediums.  Currently he is a supporter of board games, especially games still in development. Most of the games he purchases from Kickstarter and are played with cards, many, many cards.

There are a few 'card carriers' available for these enthusiasts but it is early in their own development leaving much room for improvement. L. stepped into this void with some help from the internet.

A trip to Hobby Lobby brought a painters box plus red felt.  Home Depot had the hard board and stain.  Dad stained the box and cut the hard board for dividers from L.'s measurements.  L. glued all the inside pieces together and used a wood burner to etch the game title on the lid.  I glued the felt inside the box.  For under $36 we created this personalized card box.

Clearly, the nut does not fall far from the tree.


  1. Nice job. My dad, 95, likes to play a version of canasta which uses four decks of cards. We keep all the cards in a little plastic box (almost like a dinner pail) given out as a happy meal reward years ago. When it wore out, my sil luckily had another one.

  2. You are blessed to have talent in your family and that your son is following the same course! It looks awesome! I love doing projects!! Hope you are doing well!