Monday, July 12, 2010

Fast & Simple Handmade Gift Idea

Sometimes you want to give a special handmade gift, but there's no time to make something completely from scratch.  Here's a fast and easy idea for packaging a store-bought edible gift in super special handmade way.

Dollar Tree has a lot of inexpensive containers that make perfect serving dishes for candy and nuts, which is where I found this cute star-shaped container. For this edible gift, I purchased 1.25 lbs of Imperial smoked nuts from The Fresh Market, which taste fantastic, and placed them inside a cello bag fitted inside the star dish.

I made a simple hand-cut tag with a rubber-stamped design.  Normally, I would stop right there, but I needed to include a special note with this gift that couldn't be missed.  I created a coordinating tiny note card with the same ribbon and orange paper as the tag. 

As you can see, it's simple without a lot of fuss, but it was made with lots of love nonetheless.

Wouldn't this be perfect for a hostess gift or teacher gifts!

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  1. I love this idea!! It looks like a very special gift and I certainly wouldn't have thought 'cheap' when I saw it.

  2. Just precious! Such a great idea! I'm so glad you stopped by and shared it at the Pretty Packages Party!
    I'm your newest follower!


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