Monday, August 9, 2010

{Girly} Gift Ideas

Thinking outside the {shirt} box here. This is a simple way to make a birthday girl feel special by presenting her gift in an unique way.  My little sister’s bday was over the weekend and we had some cute PJ’s to give her.  I loved the fun colors (which are her faves) so I let them be my inspiration.
I had this cute round paper mache box with a lid.  You can find these for not too much $ at craft stores.  I just added a strip of cute scrapbook paper  on the front with Mod Podge. It says, ‘happiness is made to be shared’.
***You could use an oatmeal container or something like that and just cut it down and cover the whole thing in paper. ***
I tied some ribbon around it and attached a little hang tag (which I put some more scrapbook paper on).  I put the lid on the bottom so she would have it just in case she wanted to use the box  later for decor or storage.
Then, I simply rolled up the clothes and stuck them in the box.
Next I made a topper using a variation of Martha’s pom pom balls.  I attached it to a wire stem and stuck it down in the center of the rolled clothes.
And, there you have it!
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Here is another idea using the pom pom balls as money flowers.
I made the smaller version of the pom poms and attached them to a wire stem using florist tape.  Next, I tied money to the stems like ‘leaves’ with tulle.  I stuck them into florist foam and put it in this cute basket.  I covered the foam with a little bandana and added in tissue, candy and a few small gifts.  You could add whatever you wanted in the basket.  I then embellished it with more tulle and stickers. I made with one for my niece and she was quite pleased. ;)
~*Another one for my daughter’s friend.*~
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I hope this inspires you to get gift-givin’-creative for the next
birthday girl in your life…
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  1. Oh I just love what you did. I have a niece who would love something like that. I'll have to bookmark this idea. That's for sharing.

  2. This is terrific and sooo chic! I love it!! I think your blog is adorable and I'm so happy to follow! I'd love for you to check out FrouFrouDecor and be a friend!
    All the best to you and yours,
    ~Terrell @ FFD~

  3. What great gift ideas, so clever and cute! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment.

  4. These are adorable! Thanks for sharing.

  5. These are so cute! I hope you'll stop by and share this (or any other cute packaging idea) at the Pretty Packages Party!


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