Saturday, January 15, 2011
Gift Baskets on the cheap
Nearly every component came from the Dollar Tree with the exception of the thirft- store pier 1 plates and coffee mugs. They were puchased some time back at a thrift store. The basket itself was a 2.00 find at the thrift store too. A fresh coat of glossy black $1.00 paint made her brand new again. The first basket theme was coffee and chocolate. It was filled too the brim with lots of goodies. I even tucked some home-made soap with a chocolate/coffee hue inside and a new dish towel. Scattered here and there you can see some of the embelllishments with candy canes, rustic potporri balls and some ornamental touches of holly and green tassels.
I love making gift baskets and find it richely rewarding and creative. The fact that they were so reasonable to put together made it even better.
- I love shabby,used,chipped,white,old,vintage, antique,junky gently loved stuff. I would love to dumpster dive but I could get a citation from the county. I adore my dogs, my grand kids and bathing in my tub outside. I am sensitive, eager to make friends although self conscious about it. I am faithful and very very generous at heart. I cry over stuff sentimental and sweet. I adore April Cornell clothing (although I can't afford her stuff)and anything sheer and vintage and loose. I'd live in my pj's and never ever wear a bra again. I love the beach and dancing in public places with my grand darlings and day time babies. I adore my kids and love my hubby although I could kill him a time or two. Yard sales and thrift stores are my died and gone to heaven activities. I love to spend money on these but usually am broke.