Just ran across a picture of a quick and easy summertime packaging I whipped up for year-end gifts last year.
If you’re even slightly crafty, there’s a good chance you have all the items you’ll need lying around your house. Yea!
- green handled bag
- red- or melon-colored tissue paper
- black Sharpie marker
- 1 to 2 inch circle punch or scalloped circle punch
Draw “seeds” in marker on the visible ends of your tissue paper. Then, use a circle or scalloped punch to mimic bite marks along the top of the bag.
I finished mine off with a version of these gift enclosures and a matching grosgrain ribbon tie. What a fun and simple way to spiff up a gift for teachers or instructors when you’re breaking for the summer. It’s fun gift wrap for summer birthday present or for a hostess gift for a summertime soiree. It seriously could not be easier, and I don’t know about you, but I am all about something that looks like it took lots of effort but didn’t.
I have a few more Easter goodies to share today. Yep, I finally got them all done. First up are these cutie cute cute suckers.
This is actually two suckers in one. What looks like a design on the front is actually a whole separate sucker. They came with coordinating ribbons, which I wouldn’t have picked but they were already there, and I’m not about reinventing the wheel. OK, sometimes I’m about that, but not today.
I added some Pink Peppermint gift tags, and they turned out pretty sweet. This one says, “Here’s a treat for somebunny sweet!” I also thought about using the “I’m a SUCKER for a friend like you” line from my Valentine’s post.
I also came across these adorable little gumball machines complete with gingham ribbon, which I thought were just too festive to pass up! Can you stand it?
My WalMart had both these and the suckers above along with some other festive things each in pink, green, yellow or blue–and all for under $1.50. That being said, I’ve had two friends go in search of these and come up empty handed, but I have to believe they were distributed to some stores other than my own. Here’s a close up of the tag. It reads “Have a hippity hoppin’ bubble poppin’ Easter!” It would be easy enough to replace the gumballs with small jellybeans for younger kids. My two have been eyeing these for weeks just desperate to get their hands on them!
And finally an update on the birdie brownies shown below…
After some initial problems with the brownies sticking to the muffin tin, I had great results this time using a Pillsbury Fudge brownie mix with silicon baking cups and baking spray with flour in it. Those things popped right out. Whew! I filled the cups 2/3 full and baked for about 23 minutes. They came out a bit underdone but they continued to cook for a bit longer once removed and are delish!
Watch out! That one looks like it’s about to hatch. The only reason my children are napping today is because they want to help me decorate these later. [Insert wicked laugh here.]