While looking for homemade gift ideas to make and send with my daughter to give her teacher today on the last day of school (already?! how did this happen so soon?), I stumbled upon this idea on simple seleta and loved it! I incorporated a few things in this “carry all” that I thought the teacher would enjoy while kicking off her summer — but the possibilities are endless.
I started with a green soda bottle carry from IZZE. I covered the box with cheery yellow scrapbook paper, but you could leave as is (especially the IZZE boxes because they have a nice colorful, modern look).
Here is what I used to create the gift:
- IZZE soda box plus I left in one of the lime sodas
- vanilla frappuccino bottle
- bundle of striped paper straws
- small glass bud vase ($1.99 at Target) filled with yellow mini button flowers
- Starbucks biscotti and package of fruit and nuts trail mix (not pictured above)
- $10 Starbucks card
After covering the box, I printed out a paper that read “enjoy summer” and glued it to the front.
Thanks simple seleta for the inspiration! I can see so many variation of this idea. What about you? What could you make one of these carry all treat boxes for? I’d love to hear your homemade gift ideas!
Did you catch our recent Spring Brunch feature? If not, be sure to check out Part I & Part II. If you want to host your own crisp, fresh and cheery Spring brunch — we have great news! Kori from Paper & Pigtails is generously sharing the menu, food cards, and place cards she created for us — with all of you!
For your own Spring brunch, download these free printables from Paper & Pigtails! All files can be edited with your own menu and names! Thanks Kori!
I am always in favor of doing simple DIY projects that will add a punch of pizazz to a party. For Halloween, these spooky pictures frames are the perfect project. Line them up on a mantle, place them in a group of three on on your table or place them in your entry way. Here is a simple DIY Halloween project from Christine of Just Loverly. Thanks Christine!
What you’ll need:
-Picture frames that are 8×10 or smaller
-Black spray paint (flat)
-Spooky images to go into frames
-Remove the glass from your picture frame. Dust it off and then apply the black spray paint to cover the frame. Let dry.
-Find images to print that will go into your frame. Christine says:
“The first place I looked for eerie pictures was Graphicsfairy.blogspot.com and she did NOT disappoint! You can get all the images I used in this DIY either under the Anatomy section or the Halloween section. They are so great, I just hope I can do them justice!”
-Print, cut, and place in your frame.
-Place spooky chic frame on your mantle or group in a set of three for a spooky centerpiece.
So simple! Thanks Christine for sharing this DIY Halloween decor idea with us!