I love giving and getting gifts that are handmade…..especially if it’s something that I can use and that’s my style. I tried to keep that in mind when making gifts for my secret sister this year. (For more info on the Secret Sister program that we do at church, click HERE). I will find out in a few days how I did when we do the big reveal at our women’s new year’s party.
I needed a gift for my S.S’s birthday and here’s what I came up with. I know she likes to cook and bake and she has a beautiful kitchen so I decided to put together a little bucket of things that I think she could use.
I started off with this:
- An empty P90X Recovery Drink Container (If you work out and are looking for a good one, I know where you can get it. Pardon the shameless plug for my husband’s Beach Body business lol)
- 1 Package of Floursack Dish Towels (It came with 4 and they are really big so I only used 2 and cut them in half to give me 4 normal sized dish towels)
- Measuring Cups and Spoons because you can never have enough of these!
- Clothes Pins, Flat Clear Glass Marbles, Magnets and Scrapbook paper (not shown. and please ignore the candles, I didn’t use them).
- Supplies to embellish the container. I used just and ribbon.
I took the Floursacks and added a pretty fabric border to the bottom.
Then I took my container and with my hot glue gun I covered it in Jute and Ribbon. I also painted the top of it with craft paint (Americana Mud Slide I think??) and Mod Podged a circle made from scrapbook paper to it to dress it up a bit. I also took my measuring spoons and tied them around the top with ribbon.
I took some clothespins that I had laying around and covered them with scrapbook paper and Mod Podge. Once they were dry I took a nail file (yes, you read the correctly) and roughed the edges up a bit to make them look a little worn. I use these in my kitchen in place of snack back clips. They work just as good and are cheaper.
The last thing I did was took my flat glass marbles and Mod Podged scrapbook circles that I cut out with my Cricut (since Silhouette won’t send me one to review and giveaway….boo hooo!! lol) to the bottom of them. I used a 1 1/4″ circle and it worked out great. I took heavy duty round magnets and Gorilla Glued them to the bottom. Just a silly little note: the magnets were so strong that when I put them side by side to dry, they were drawn to each other and the magnets started sliding towards each other off the marble. lol That was fun!
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