Thursday, December 18, 2014

An Ammo Box Holds Treasures

Last year the Monkey Boys and I talked about having a treasure box to store the special items they
would accumulate throughout their childhood. Plastic boxes tend to break, cardboard can get soggy if
it gets wet, but an AMMO that's solid! It's the perfect place to keep treasures!

Ace Hardware had just the right size ammo boxes and a little stenciling personalized each one with
their name and the word "Treasures." The Monkey Boys are gonna love these!'s one of their gifts for 7 days!

I have fond memories of an ammo box my parents had while I was growing up. 
It was really special! 
No, it wasn't filled with any ammo, just first aid items.

Linda at Food Storage Moms made one that looks just like the one my parents had.
Love it! She said I could use her pic. Thanks, Linda!

 That ammo box was always filled with band aids, gauze, and antiseptic like that orange stuff.

Who remembers Mercurochrome or Merthiolate

Those cuts or skinned knees burned so bad when that stuff was put on it! 
Of course, you had to blow on the Mercurochrome to make it dry and to stop that painful feeling,
plus the orange color on your skin definitely displayed the injury for all to see!

Treasure boxes or first aid kits...ammo boxes work great for both of them!

I can't wait to see what treasures the Monkey Boys will put in their ammo boxes!
I'm sure they will fill it up quickly!


  1. That is an excellent idea! My kids always used the big boxes the ex MIL would send their gifts in. The former inlaws drank powdered milk and would buy it in these gigantic boxes.

  2. What a great idea!! Thanks Carol! I remember Mercurochrome from my childhood medicine cabinet. Ouch! Merry Christmas!

  3. I love your treasure boxes..... the boxes, themselves, are treasures! The MB's will love them! And yes... I surely remember Mercurochrome....

  4. What a great idea. I have a tackle box as my first aid kit. I do remember mecurochrome...I use peroxide these days watch that stuff fizz! We never had a lot of scrapes, but those we had were doozies! thx for the memory!

  5. You are the funnest grandma ever. They'll love filling up their treasure boxes.

  6. Ouch....I am remembering that pain as I look at that bottle. Those treasure boxes are fabulous and such a great idea for the monkey boys.

  7. Great idea! Hubby uses his to store important papers.

  8. What a terrific idea for any child. The monkey boys are going to love their new treasure boxes. Have the camera ready.

  9. What a great idea! I bet Christmas is so much fun at your house!

  10. That is such a great idea! Love it! I am sure that your boys will love them! I might be young, but oh yes...I remember mecurochrome. My grandma would always try to use that on every scrape or cut I got as a child. It was horrible. (haha)


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