Anyway, I was so proud of my gift I had to share. (Well, not "proud proud", more like thankful since I prayed before the shopping occurred.) And after seeing her reaction, I thought, "I need to share this" though I'm sure I'm not the first to think of such idea! And I'm sure many of us have crafty girlfriends whom we have no idea what to give on their birthdays.) SO here's an idea...
I stuffed a box with mod podge (which any real crafter cannot live without!), washi tapes (everyone loves these!), stamps, a cool white marker to write on black to get that chalk-like feel, glitter, and I really cannot remember what else, but you can add stickers, scrapbook paper and accessories, ink, embellishments, ribbon, etc. And to top it off, I added a Joann's giftcard! If you are short on cash, you can always hit up the dollar section of Michael's (which by the way has super cool stuff!) and stuff the box with that kinda thing and get a gift card that'll be fun to shop with, not a five dollar one! Originally I was gonna do Michael's, but the one close to me was closed! It all worked since she just got a sewing machine! God's providence? I think so! Perfect!!!
Now, I must emphasize how important the outer appearance is, though the gift is what really matters! But I get excited to get a pretty box, so why wouldn't anyone else? Just grab a plain cardboard box and write with a white marker, draw on it, write on it, whatever. I added pretty champagne-colored tulle as a bow and voila!
|my hubby and i enjoying dinner!|