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Issa Project

So "Issa Project" was the name I gave my caregiver box because I kept updating it every so often on my Snapchat and I didn't want my boyfriend to know that it was for him. He believed for a while that I was staying up all night making a SGRho jewelry box while working and going to school and I told him that I had to be done by a certain day. It was cute. He got mad at me one time because I didn't answer the phone but I was staining his box and he wanted to see what I was doing but I wouldn't let him see it. Every time he would come over I would hide it in my arts and crafts closet in my apartment.

Things You Will Need :

  • A box

  • Envelopes

  • Markers

  • Paper (colored, lined, white computer paper, etc)

  • Loving heart

  • Open mind

  • Lots and lots of love and creativity

First, I got my box from Hobby Lobby; luckily it was on sale for $7.59 and not the original price of $17.99. I also stained my box with Rust-Oleum Ultimate Wood Stain ~ Traditional Cherry ($9.99) because the box was to light. Then I painted the top of the box purple (for his frat/ his fave color). You can do this last but knowing that we see each other a lot during the week I wanted to go ahead and get that out the way.

Secondly, Set a date on when you want to finish your project. I started Feb 25, 17 and I finished by April 16, 2017. Keep in mind that I have two jobs in school and very active in my sorority which was why it took this long. But it was worth every minute of it!

Thirdly, Figure out what you think he would like/love/needs and put it in the box. I did the things that he always wanted to try and stuff he's always running out of.

Fourthly, Make him feel important! I did "Open this when you ..." letters. You could do that or something else like a collage of pictures of the two of you etc whatever you know that your partner would like the most.

"Open this when you .... " letters

So for this, I did about 60-70 letters so he will have 2 to open each week. Needless to say it is a lot but it's going to be worth it once you see their face. So with each letter, it will say open this when you're happy or sick and then the letter will give them inspiring words and whatnot to make them feel better and such. When he's sick, I added medicine in there for him.


Here's how I did a couple of my envelopes! Those are just some of the topics that I have. I also started writing random on the envelopes and depending on which one he opens he might get a gift card a gas card money coupons for things he could do to me and etc...

Finished Project

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