DIY Box Top Trophy


I have volunteered to be on the Box Tops Committee for my daughter’s school.

At our first brainstorming meeting, one person presented the idea of giving the winning class a trophy to have until the next competition. She then showed us this picture:IMG_8628.PNG
It was from this website:

I thought it was a brilliant idea! My daughter thinks that trophies are AWESOME! What a fun way for the winning class in the Box Top competition to display their hard work!

I volunteered to make the trophy as it was going to give me the opportunity to be creative:-).

Where do you start? I have no trophies in my home. While I thought making something very similar to the example I showed would be awesome, I was looking for a way to make a cool trophy for the absolute LEAST AMOUNT OF MONEY:-).

I immediately got on the phone and called our town’s local trophy shop. Sure enough, they had an old soccer trophy model that they were going to throw out and they were willing to give it to me. AWESOME!!!


So, the first thing I did was brainstorm how I was going to change the item on top. I landed on just printing a few pictures, interlocking them, and then hot gluing the top of the trophy.

I measured the top of the trophy and the name plate area, and then in PowerPoint I drew a box with square dimensions of the top of the trophy and the name plate area.

I picked a cute panda and inserted it into the box. I then chose a pair of scissors and a box top. I simply wrote out ‘Box Top Champion’ in a box the measured out to the name plate area. I printed it all out on card stock and cut it out, I then traced it onto cardboard(an old cinnamon toast crunch box) and cut it out, then glued the pieces together.

I wanted to(needed to) change the column. However, after trying to paint it, that wasn’t going to work.

I took the trophy apart, traced the column on card stock paper and cut it out. I then glued the card stock paper to the column. I then reassembled the trophy. The card stock gave me the ability to paint it:-). Luckily I already had green metallic paint so I just painted it and was so pleased with the results:-)

I fired up my hot glue gun and then glued the panda, scissors, and Box Top to the top of the trophy. I also hot glued the name plate down too!
It turned out so cute!!!


My daughter is really hoping her class wins this trophy!!!



Remember…They Will Love Your Effort<3!!!

Hi! My name is Dominique and I’m lucky enough to be the wife to my True Love and mother to a little girl and a little boy. I grew up in the Midwest but have loved living in NC, our new home.

I’m actually an Industrial Engineer by schooling, but am now a domestic engineer(Stay-at-home-Mom) and feel very blessed to have this job.

I have always loved the challenge in making the most of things…whether it’s figuring out that a filing cabinet , a $10 piece of countertop and a few scraps of wood can be turned into a desk, that a curtain sheer, some ribbon, and a square piece of fabric can be transformed into an Elsa-like dress, or how to provide an interesting lunch for my little girl who is in a peanut free classroom. I love to figure things out and to create.

I hope you enjoy reading my posts. I hope that my posts will inspire you to create. I hope that with my posts you will see that They Will Love Your Effort, whether things turn our perfect or not;-)

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