Thursday, July 14, 2011

Swag Bag

I went to the Hallmark store a few weeks ago to buy a bunch of birthday cards. This is the paper bag my purchase came in:

Isn't it sweet? I just loved that little bird and that yellow-purple -white combo. I couldn't toss the bag in the recycle bin. But what to do with it? I thought about it for a few days and came up with this little hostess gift:

I cut out the bird portion of the bag, typed out that little "for you!" balloon, and glued the whole thing on a glass jar (that used to contain peaches). Inside the jar are herbs from our garden -- mint, basil, and rosemary. Simple...and somebody else now gets to enjoy little Chester (couldn't help it - I named the bird).
I'm linking up this post to:

Somewhat Simple
Transformation ThursdayThe Shabby NestThe DIY Show Off

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

Nikki, that is so,so cute, I love it!! I'm inspired now.

Let's hope carmageddon turns into a Y2K...the one Saturday Greg has to work,wouldn't you know! Should be fun getting to UCLA.....