My husband’s birthday is coming up soon so Little Jo told me she wanted to make her daddy something.Â He works at an IT company so I thought something geek-inspired for his office would be a good idea.Â I’ve always wanted to try a craft with computer keys so this seemed like the perfect opportunity.Â Little Jo suggested we make him a backpack for his computer.Â That seemed a little more difficult than what I had originally planned, so I suggested a tissue box.Â Much easier!
We took our boring, wooden box and painted it with glossy black paint.Â Look at Little Jo go!
While Little Jo painted, I got a stack of old keyboards out of the closet and started popping the keys I needed off.Â Just so you know, my husband has tons of spare keyboards and I didn’t even put a dent in his ancient keyboard supply.
I thought the keys would be boring just sitting on the black background so I found some computer themed scrapbook paper in my stash that looks like old punch cards.Â I knew right away my husband would love a vintage computer themed tissue box.Â After we used Mod Podge to decoupage the paper to the box, I told Little Jo that I had to do the hot gluing.Â I seriously injure myself every time I hot glue something, and I didn’t want her to hurt herself.Â It’s rather sad but I must suffer for my art.Â Or, learn to not be so clumsy with a glue gun!
We used the keys to spell out different words on all four sides.Â The two sides I didn’t show you had my husband’s name and his company on them.Â I wouldn’t want you to hunt him down and steal his tissue box!Â : )Â This would make a great project for Father’s Day for the tech inclined dad!