I had a few Etsy sales last week. My sister’s friend and coworker ordered 3 pairs of earrings. One of which I had posted just an hour before. It is always nice to think that something you made, only lasted an hour on the market! Now, I did not have to ship the orders. I gave them to my sister and she took them to her friend. I decided to use some of the creative inspiration I have seen all over bloggyland. I made some bows for the gift boxes I bought.
We headed to Michael’s. I bought 5 sheets of scrapbook paper. It was 5 sheets for $1. I bought 3 cute and little Chinese take out gift boxes @ .89 cents ea. My husband thought it would be a neat idea to use an “A” on my packages to represent AliLilly. I found these ADORABLE sticker letters. With the 40% off coupon I used, they were $4. Oh, and there are 312 letters. Yes, for all you mathies that is 12 each! I found a cute pack of buttons for $2. I had some left over crepe paper.
So, I got busy. I winged it, remembering different tutorials I have seen here and there online.
I even went as far as matching the colors of the boxes and bows with the product. I blame my Mom. Everything was matching and color coordinated growing up!! I miss my Mommy!
|Seriously, how cute are these!?!|
These are some practice bows I made from news paper, old scrap paper and crepe paper. I made these the night before we went to Michael’s.
I got to use of the practice bows for my sister’s boyfriend. We threw him a Birthday Party at my brother’s house over the weekend. I made him some hemp bracelets. I glued some shredded newspaper onto the lid of a gift box. Yes, they both noticed that I used the sports page!
I am celebrating reaching 100 followers by giving away one of my famous pieces of jewelry. ENTER THE GIVEAWAY HERE!!! Hurry, it ends 9/2