Maybe your child brought home a brightly colored tzedekah box s/he decorated at Hebrew School or summer camp, or received as a favor at a bar or bat mitzvah. If you had 'crafty project envy' when you saw that beautiful glossy box and festive stickers, fear not! With Giving Arts/Creative Judaica Kits "Tzedekah Village" kits, charity boxes aren't 'just for kids' anymore. Alter one of these beautiful folded boxes to suit your own style, choose your cause, and feel inspired to give and give again. Then when you're finished with your box -- think about all of the other uses you can come up with for the leftover stickers. Scrapbook pages, greeting cards, calendar pages...your imagination's the limit!
The boxes created by designers at Jewish-Scrapbooking.com varied as much as the ladies who created them...
For Debby, who lives in Israel, the Israel-themed stickers caught her eye, and her finished box has a decidedly patriotic theme.
Jessica Barnett's boys live in a cowboy-themed room, which inspired a thoroughly Western design for her tzedekah house..and check out the beautiful dog and kitty in the window, taken from one of the kit's stickers.
Lynn Anne Cutler didn't know where to begin - one plain white box, so many ideas! So she began with a couple of embellishments she'd been itching to play with - Krylon's chalkboard paint and a box of Rainbow Tape - and played up the vibrantly colored stickers with lots of contrast and a global, tikkun olam design.
Visit our Sponsor Spotlight gallery for more design ideas, including different color and decor ideas, and a design sure to delight flower-lovers.
But that's not all...the beautiful stickers, which are words and phrases in English and Hebrew in rectangles shaped like labels, plus some larger (and smaller) artistic images, lend themselves to other papercrafts as well.
Rachel found the text stickers and tiny square image stickers to be the perfect size to 'label' and embellish the map that serves as the title page for an album dedicated to her family's recent visit to Israel.
For something a little different, Lisa Spiegel created a Tikkun Olam journal for her daughter, using one beautiful sticker as the cover's central image, and more for each of the tabs on the album's pages.
For more ideas, visit our Creative Judaica Kits Sponsor Spotlight Gallery , where you'll even find some projects created by our very special 'guest designers' working alongside their designer Moms. Check in at our forum , too, where you'll find a chance to win a kit of your very own later this week!
Creative Judaica Kits retail for $9.95 at their website , and include one alterable box, two sheets of stickers (one Judaic and one universal), a product guide and decorating ideas, and a donation record card. Bulk packages are available for party favors and classroom use, and there's even a fundraiser program for your favorite mitzvah-conscious group. Items included in the kit may also be purchased separately, in quantity. Many thanks to MIchele and the Creative Judaica Kit Company for allowing our team to unleash our creativity on these mitzvah-minded kits - we had a blast working with them, and they're sure to get good use!