Maybe eventually I’ll build up enough courage to use the real saws and not just make a mess with the jigsaw in the dining room. Then maybe I can build actual furniture, but for now, I’m still practicing with scraps and making mostly stuff for kids because they won’t care if it’s not perfect.
And it’s not.
But I did build this little stepstool for my friend Tabatha’s little boy, Kooper, who has his first birthday this month. I found my inspiration here. I think handmade gifts for very little ones are a great option because they are cute, practical, and don’t clutter up the house like plastic toys that will be donated to Goodwill by this time next year.
I stamped this anonymous quote I found online into the top with a stamping set I bought a while ago from True Value:
A boy is trust with dirt on its face, beauty with a cut on its finger… and hope of the future with a frog in its pocket.
The finish is just one coat of blue craft paint, sanded down well & sealed with furniture wax. I also rubbed black craft paint into the letters to make them stand out.
I think that about sums it up. Happy Birthday, Kooper!
Linking to Sawdust & Paper Scraps
I’m all about making affordable homemade gifts. Here are some of my favorites I’ve made and gifted!