Sometimes it's really the little things that make all the difference. My best friend recently lost someone very important to her, and I've had her on my mind lately. When my grandfather died last year, it tore me apart from the inside out; losing my father figure was devastating to say the least, but I cherish those moments that we had between just the two of us every time I think about him. I can only imagine what my friend is going through, though. Grief is different for everyone. With that said, as her friend, I want to do what I can to try to brighten her day and remind her how much she is loved. Today, I'm sharing the 'thinking of you' gift basket I gave her and a few tutorials for some of the homemade items I included in her basket.
Wooden Letter Wrapped with Yarn:
I've seen this project with the yarn-wrapped wooden letters all over Pinterest, and I've been wanting to give it a try on my own. For my project, I used: a large wooden letter, some multi-colored yarn, scissors, and a hot glue gun.
For those tough letters with spacing in the middle, you can use scissors or a paper cutter to trim the yarn; be aware that when you cut the yarn it will loosen and you will need to adhere the desired yarn back onto the letter with some more glue adhesive (e.g. the space in the middle of the L required cutting out the space with scissors, and then glueing the "L" yarn back down).
To decorate the basket, start on one side of the basket and work your way around to the other. Simply tie a knot on one handle of the basket, and then weave the ribbon through the holes in the basket all the way around until you reach the other handle.
Once you reach the other handle of the basket, tie another knot, and then cut the ribbon. That's it!
Teal Chevron with Chalkboard Sticker Decorated Card:
I trimmed the fabric down to the size of the front of the card, and then I used some glue to adhere it to the front. I smoothed out the glue/air bubbles by rolling a glass bottle over the top, and once it was dry, I attached the chalkboard sticker to the front of the card.
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In my friend's basket, I wanted to include a few other items to help comfort her. My best friend loves lighting candles in her house all the time, so I know she will appreciate having a fresh candle around. With the weather cooling down here in Phoenix, I thought she might enjoy this comfy new throw blanket. Also, I wanted to include a snack in there for her, so I threw in some goodnessknows® snack squares, too.
These goodnessknows® snack squares are made with real fruit, dark chocolate, and whole nuts--these bite-sized portions are perfect for a small indulgence when you're craving something sweet. I bought the goodnessknows® snack squares for my friend's basket by the register at my local Walmart.
Do you have a lady in your life who would appreciate a 'thinking of you' gift basket? The holidays can be a really stressful time, and sometimes us ladies just need to feel appreciated. Even the smallest gestures mean a lot. I bought her some goodnessknows® Cranberry, Almond, Dark Chocolate and goodnessknows® Apple, Almond & Peanut, Dark Chocolate (it also comes in Peach & Cherry, Almond, Dark Chocolate).
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