Friday, February 12

A Recycled Valentine's Day

Hello! Nothing like a cute and completely Hallmark-ized holiday to draw me back into blogland.
I'm still here, but have been spending more time reading, watching movies, going to meetings, organizing meetings, celebrating meaningful holidays and merely doing nothing than I have been crafting or blogging (that one's obvious).
I felt motivated to blog about this little Valentine project, though (let's hope it's like riding a bike), and I may find blogging again gets me excited to come back on a regular basis. Who knows?

So, Valentine's Day....Instead of buying the cute but unnecessary trimmings and trappings, ribbons and wrappings from Target, I've dug into my stash of recyclable containers, fabric and paper to wrap up some little gifts for the fam. I didn't try anything elaborate or time-consuming, just wrapped, taped and glued some pieces to these jars.
Try decorating any kind of container you can easily wrap, it doesn't have to have a lid, and stuff your tissue-wrapped gifts inside. Add gift tags with glue, string them through ribbons or print out your message on the wrap itself. Oops, I forgot to do that.
Happy Valentine's Day!
And many thanks to Starbucks and Jif. You provide all sorts of creative opportunities in our home, and anytime you're interested in sending free products, we'll gladly accept.

36 comments:

Amy said...

Love the Frap bottles with Hershey's Kisses. I ALWAYS think of Granny when I see Hershey kisses, even though it's been years since we used to eat from her candy dishes on a regular basis.

Stef said...

I'm so glad you're back - we've missed your website a lot! I'm going to be making these V-Day treats - thank you!

moomer said...

So pretty they make me want to get up & do something creative, even with the flu! Obviously, Valentines from this house will arrive after the holiday this year....

Anonymous said...

So glad you're back! -Kate

Catherine Anne said...

I love it!!!!

Susie said...

Nice to see you back - I've been waiting, and glad to hear that busyness and not ickyness has been keeping you from posting.
Cheers!

Tracy said...

Missed your blog, glad to see you're back. I like those valentine's gifts.

Sara said...

I love the ones with the Frap bottles too! Good to hear from you again! Hope things are going well!

Jessica said...

What a lovely idea - the simple ones are always the best. I hope the crafting bug bites properly and we get to see more of your goodies!

Sewing-Chick said...

Lovely! This is actually what my hubby did for me last year :) I told him I didn't want him to spend any money for Valentines Day, and so he painted an applesauce jar red and stuffed it with Hershey kisses!

JJ said...

I was so excited to see you had posted! YAY! Happy Valentines :)

tonyastaab.com said...

These are absolutely adorable. I hope you had an absolutely wonderful Valentine's Day.

LAURA STANKE said...

welcome back! i made kiss cookies last week too:
see the post here:
http://ohmydoodle.blogspot.com/

Gretchen said...

super cute!

likeschocolate said...

What a cute idea! So glad you are back.

Sue Sparks said...

These recycled peanut butter jars are darling! Love the designs and colors! Thanks for the great idea!

lindyb said...

Welcome back! I was worried something had happened to you and have missed your cute ideas.

Melissa said...

You are back! I'm so glad! I was worried about ya. :)

Ka 'ohana Carden said...

LOVE this! I was just browsing through some sites I saved as 'favorites' with the 2.5 minutes I have to wander on the internet and came across this fun project!!! Thank you!!

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