To begin, stain the entire surface of a modern book box (available at crafts stores and online) with diluted paint; let dry. Then use undiluted paint to add designs like stripes (use painters’ tape for straight lines). Start Dad’s collection by dropping in a few shared mementos.
Once the box is dry, don’t forget to dress up the compartment where Dad will store special items like cuff links and lucky golf tees. Using craft glue, line the inside with velvet or decorative paper.