What do you do when a dear friend has a birthday and you have more time than money? You put together a little hamper, largely using what you have.
I like to theme things like this and my theme this time was Coca Cola colours - red, white and brown (she loves Coke). I also know that she loves red gingham. So this is what I came up with.
First up, I sewed a reversible apron as I knew she needed one:
I folded it up and popped it into a jam jar ...
... and added vintage-style labels:
I bought a Coca Cola flavoured lip balm on eBay and made a little box for it:
I made a vintage sign from pallet wood (I blanked their surname for privacy). The font is the same as the Coca Cola logo (the font is called Loki Cola):
Little rusty tin figures to represent the members of their family:
I also made some brown sugar body scrub and packaged it in a plastic honey jar:
I also made some mini chocolate cookies ...
... and some lemonade.
To make her card I simply printed a vintage Coke ad on cardstock and folded it. She loved it and plans to frame it:
Here it is - cracks me up!
Here are all of the goodies.
To package it all up I made a box out of cardboard ...
... squished some paper into it ...
I bought an absolutely enormous red and white tea-towel and laid it sideways across the box ...
... nestled the goodies inside ...
... and folded the tea-towel like this:
And voila, one birthday hamper. I later slid the sign under the ribbon to include it:
Verdict: she loved it! And I had a ball putting it together. Win!