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:
It was from this website: http://holycrosscatholicschool.wordpress.com/tag/box-tops/
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!!!