My son Owen had a great season in baseball. The transition from Kindergarten to first grade was amazing – in Kindergarten he was kicking dust & had more energy to run toward snack than during the entire game vs. first grade and the beginning of competitive drive and real focus…it was all fun to watch. He discovered his dominant left style in hitting the ball – last year he was not confident in left or right so the coach had him hit right handed when my husband had him practice left. The last game he was so proud of himself catching the ball and getting outs – he was cracking us up giving us a “thumbs up” after every play.
To celebrate the last game, I personalized baseball display cases for the team. The coach donated the balls, and I grabbed some of these display cases from Dick’s sporting goods…
Here’s a video of the creations I made for the team using permanent vinyl and the Cricut & Silhouette Cameo.
I started off trying to paint the balls with acrylic paint and a stencil, but soon found that it bled so used a Sharpe instead. So, I put their names on the side of the box with the logo I created.
Here’s the outside of those cases:
I also created thank you cards for the coaches and a water bottle using my Cricut & Silhouette Cameo.
For the water bottle I used the NY logo & put the coach’s name on the side:
Then the kids all signed each other’s balls to remember each other. The coach gave us a good tip – have each player write their number on the ball so they can find their own in the end. They loved them!