Friday, October 2, 2009

Saddlin' Up a Gift

This weekend we have a cowboy party to attend though, in our case, we'll be bringing some cowgirls. Thanks to the party's theme and Brooke's chalkboard inspiration, we came up with a little gift that we hope will send the birthday boy off into the sunset.
When I can I like to make the "wrapping" part of the present. This red bucket from Target dollar spot and a blue handkerchief from Hobby Lobby helped us do just that. At about three-buckeroos, it's cheaper than most bags and tissue paper you could round up.
Inside the bucket we placed a baggie full of magnetic letters and two big pieces of sidewalk chalk, which are easier for small hands to grasp. A variety pack of Play-Doh and a baking tin finished it off.
Yep, a baking tin. This guy doubles as a chalkboard surface after an easy paint job. The back side is perfect for holding magnetic letters, especially with the lip.
We finished it off with some clip art and a message printed on white card stock. Fun scissors to cut it out, a hole punch, and a tiny bit of twine helped with the birthday wishes.

How about you? Any gift giving ideas or fun you've come up with lately?
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