She Said YES!

My dear friend recently got engaged! I am beyond thrilled that she found someone who respects and loves her. I was beyond excited that I came up with this engagement gift. 

What You Need:

Ring Pop

Ring Dish

Wood Countdown

Cardstock

Scissors

Printer

Tape

Print: You said YES!

How to Make:

Start by collecting your gifts.

Ring pops can be purchased at your local dollar store. Which is a great deal because I got 4 ring pops for $1. I only used one ring for my gift but my husband always appreciates leftovers. 

This ceramic white and gold, Ring Dish was on amazon.

A wonderful purchase for only $6!

Amazon had hundreds of options to pick from. However, I thought this was perfect for my dear friend.

Next, a countdown…

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I had planned to purchased a wedding day countdown.

However, I am an extremely practical person. I wanted her countdown to serve a dual purpose.

Otherwise, it would most likely end up in the trash once she was married. 

So I did some research and found the best solution…

A Reversible Countdown.

Talk about perfection! 😍Doesn’t it just make your heart happy?

Not only does is countdown to your wedding day… but also keeps count of your anniversaries. 

The countdown only cost $17.99 from amazon. 

What a great home decor piece, for their future home!

Print my free download, I included at the top of the blog.

Then cut out the hearts and tape it to the each gift before placing in your gift bag.

OR…

Save the packaging for the ring dish and the countdown. Place each gift back into their packaging and tape each heart directly to the package. Before placing each item in your gift bag.

I wanted to make sure each gift did not break!

Last but not least…

My adorable gift bag and engagement card were from Target. I found them both in the dollar section.

The gift bag even came with two sheets of tissue paper! Doesn’t Target think of everything?

Thoughts by L:

This engagement gift is simple and affordable. The entire gift only cost $26!

Creating this gift brought back some many memories. Causing me to reflect on my own marriage. All the excitement that comes from being engage and all the anticipation from planning a wedding.

However, it also reminded me how grateful I am to have such sweet friends.

Let the countdown begin!

Hugs & Kisses

A sweet treat for a dear friend of mine. She and her family were recently mourning the loss of a loved one. Although they are in good spirits, I wanted to do something to let her know I care.

What You Need:

Hershey Kisses

Hershey Hugs

Cellophane Bag

Twist Tie

Cardstock

Scissors

Printer

Small Gift (optional) – I bought a bath bomb

Print:

How to Make:

Collect all of your supplies first. To ensure you have everything you need, before you start.

I purchased my cellophane bags from hobby Lobby. The twist ties are included in the cost of the bags.

If you want to add a gift as well, be sure to pay attention to size! Making sure your gift will fit in your cellophane bag. You don’t want to have to make a second trip to the store for a bigger cellophane bag!

Bath bombs was the perfect size to fit in my bag. Other small gifts such as lotion, hand soap, lipstick, perfume, fuzzy socks would all be great gifts too.

Don’t forget to print and cut out your tags!

Using a hole punch, pierce a hole in the corner of the tag. Thread your twist tie through the hole.

Fill your bag with hershey hugs and kisses, before placing your small gift inside.

Using the twist tie, close the cellophane bag and tie it off.

Or…

Place your left over kisses in a small mason jar! Use the printable tag to cover the metal lid, before placing on the ring.

You now have an additional gift!

Thoughts by L:

We are here on the earth to help one another.

Why not lift someone’s spirits with some hugs and kisses!

We apHERSHEYate You!

Do you ap’HERSHEY’ate someone in your life?

If so, don’t you think it’s time you show them just how much you care?

Well I have the perfect gift, for you!

This small but sweet gift will be sure to bring a smile to any face.

What You Need:

Cardstock

Scissors

Hershey Bar

Glue or Tape

Print:

We apHersheyate

I apHersheyate

How to Make:

Start by printing one of the PDFs listed above. One says we, and the other says I.

Since this gift was from both, Dax and I we obviously used the PDF we. However, I included the other PDF, as well.

Once printed, using scissors cut out the image.

After you have cut out the image. Next you are going to gold the grey tap backwards like so.

Then you will glue the grey tab, to the top of the page where the glue stick is.

Your paper should look like the photo above. The top and bottom should have been glued together to make a continuous piece of paper.

Once your glue has dried, you are ready to slide your candy bar into the paper sleeve. *Note- You do not need to use a king size Hershey bar like mine. A regular sized bar will work just as well.

Thoughts by L

I love to show gratitude for others. I think it is very important to be thankful for those who do kind acts of service towards you. I made this thank you gift for a sweet lady at my church who taught my primary class.

One of my favorite mottos is:

“Gratitude is the gateway to joy.”

-Elaine S. Marshall

Our Favorite Catch!

Father’s Day is always a good excuse to spoil dad.

So why not get dad or your husband, what he really wants?

A candy tackle box…

An afternoon full of fishing and his favorite snacks!

“Happy Father’s Day to our Favorite Catch!”

What You Need:

Tackle Box

Cardstock

Printer

Fish Themed Candy

-Goldfish, Gummy Worms, Swedish fish, etc

Print:

Fathers Day – Tag

Happy Birthday – Tag

Favorite Fish – Tag

How to Make:

I purchased a small tackle box from Walmart, found in the fishing section. There was a wide variety of boxes to choose. This tackle box only cost $6.

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Another option I considered, was the clear organizer tackle. Which was nice because you get to decide where the dividers go. Which makes it more customizable.

Clear Organizer

I wanted mine to be more of a tackle box than just an organizer. That’s why I went with the first option.

Be sure to consider the food you plan on filling the box with, when purchasing your tackle!

That way you know how many dividers you need and know that each candy will fit in it’s designated section.

Especially, if your candy is long like twizzlers or pretzel rods.

These adorable pretzel fishing rods idea, from the TipToe Fairy would be sure to make a splash at any party!

How to make Fishing Rods

I wish I had planned more time so I could have made these. SO cute!

The next step is to collect your candy!

If you couldn’t tell from the photo, I purchased Swedish fish, sour gummy worms, goldfish, twizzlers, and gummy snakes.

Other great options would be regular gummy worms, sharks, octopuses, frogs, peach rings, life savers, etc.

Once you have collected your candy, it’s time to start organizing!

Unwrap and sort each candy into your tackle box.

Print the tag above, if desired and tape to the inside or outside of the box.

This would also make a wonderful birthday gift, as well!

I included 3 different tags for all occasions! A father’s day, birthday and generic tag, so that you can make it your own!

Thoughts by L:

Father’s play a very important role in our lives and our personal development.

May you always be thankful for the father figure in your life!

They do a lot more than we realize and we don’t thank them, as much as we should.

Be sure to show your loved one, just how much you care.

Happy Fishing!

One in a Melon Box

Need a Mother’s Day Gift for your mom?

Remind her just how important she really is, with this One in a Melon box.

Mom, if you are reading this… Surprise! I hope you enjoy your gift. Sorry I spilled the beans a few days early. Love you!

Lets get started…

What you Need:

Scrapbook Paper

Cardboard Box

Cardstock

Ruler

Pencil

Glue stick

Decorative Shred or Confetti

Fruit Themed Gifts

My gifts included: Watermelon Sour Patch Kids, Watermelon Gum, Lotion, Pink Nail Polish, and a Book.

Print:

How to Make:

Start by measuring the sides of your box. Using those measurements cut your scrapbook paper to fit each flap. If you choose to, you can line the inside of the box with paper as well. Once your paper is measured properly and cut to size, using a glue stick glue paper into place.

Quick tip: I like to put the glue directly on the paper first, before placing it on the box. I start by gluing half the page, at a time. It makes it easier to place on the box evenly, before the glue dries out. Once that half of the paper is securely placed on the box, rub it down and add glue to the second half.

I fully lined this box with watermelon paper. Sometimes however, I choose to only line the flaps of the box. You decide!

Once your box is lined, write the “One in a Melon” saying on with a marker or print out the letters in the download above onto cardstock. I prefer to co

I made the document green but once I put them on my watermelon paper, it didn’t pop out enough for me. So if you prefer your letters black instead, print the download in black and white. Using scissors, cut the letters out and use a glue stick to glue them into place.

When your box is completed, start by filling it with your decorative shred. I found mine had the dollar store. You can also find it at Hobby Lobby as well. Last but not least, place all of your gifts inside. If you have extra shred, consider covering the gifts before taping the box shut.

Thoughts by L:

I really enjoyed making this box! Not only because it was a gift for my mom but because it was bright and colorful. I am also a big fan of puns… I think they are punny!

It’s also adorably “sweet.” 🍉😂

Enjoy!