We recently had a ladies event at our church called a Creativi-Tea where we had a lovely time talking, sharing, playing a few games, drinking tea, eating yummy snacks, and making Encouragement Boxes. Today I’d love to share with you How to Make an Encouragement Box, and maybe the pictures will inspire you to host a Creativi-Tea yourself!
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What is an Encouragement Box?
The purpose of an Encouragement Box is to fill it with things to encourage either yourself or someone else when they are feeling down. Here are some ideas of what to fill the box with:
- Scripture verses or passages
- Favorite memories
- Things you are grateful for
- Inspirational quotes
- Words of encouragement
- Silly jokes
- Song lyrics
- Good ideas
- Things that make you smile
- Titles of favorite movies, books, songs, etc.
- Ideas of things to do to help others (call a friend, write a letter, dance, hug someone, etc.)
- Ideas of things to do to de-stress (go for a walk, go to a park, etc.)
- Father’s Love Letter
- Scripture Cards for Moms (Click here to purchase):
Those who need encouragement (lost a job, fighting cancer, going through a divorce, new moms, anyone really!) can simply pull out something each day to get a boost of encouragement.
An Encouragement Box would also be a perfect Mother’s Day gift!
Scroll to the bottom for a FREE download of four Scriptures to print and put in your Encouragement Box.
See ideas for the Encouragement Box below
Even a 5-year-old can make one!
Some are very artistic.
All craft supplies were provided:
- Boxes (Bauxko 8 x 6 x 6 In. Small Corrugated Shipping Boxes – Pack of 12)
- Paint with brushes
- Magazines with scissors and Mod-Podge (Mod Podge Starter Pack, 2-Ounce Bottles)
- Scrapbooking Paper
- Stickers, Flowers, Jewels, etc.
The ladies at my table cut out pictures and words from magazines. We pasted them on the box and covered everything with Mod-Podge.
Other ladies and girls painted theirs.
And others loved covering theirs with scrapbooking paper.
Let me know if you make an Encouragement Box and what you decided to put in it.
Free Flower/Verse Cards
To get you started, I have made a sheet of 4 Bible Verses with Flowers. You will receive the PDF in your email after you sign up below.
(The idea of the Encouragement Box as described in this post is from Sue New.)
Click this graphic for the Scripture Cards for Moms:
Mother of 3 says
What a neat idea! It looks like such a fun day too.
It was fun!
I love this, Gena! Thank you for sharing such a wonderful idea. I may just have to find time to host one of these.
You’re welcome, Lori!
Killeen Krulewich says
My twin daughters are leaving for college in a few weeks I love the idea of putting this together for them, putting a few things in and then letting them fill it up they are while away. Thank you for the idea!
My 14 yr old daughter is going to make some boxes for friends because they are going to different high-school next year she is doing it as part of her girl scout project for spreading positivity!
I love that! Thanks for sharing,
Linda H J says
Monica, Good idea! My granddaughter and some friends from Girl Scouts will change schools next year in 3rd grade. An awkward change to me, but this might be something for those in our cities/county system to encourage making new friends. Thanks for posting
Julie B says
Hope Deck link does not work.
It looks like their website is down. You can find it on Amazon here: https://amzn.to/2Oj1YwL