March 31, 2010

{ Jazz Up a Plain Old Plant }

Hi all! I thought I would get in one more post before sending my laptop away for yet another new hard drive replacement. Argh! But, let's not think of that today, let's focus on something fun!

I made this for a friend who needs a little pick me up. To jazz up the plain old ivy, I printed out a vintage Easter postcard & mounted it on cardstock then placed it in a card holder pick thingy. The little tin was from the $1 section at Target last summer. I picked up a bunch of them knowing I would use them and they sure have come in handy. I wrapped the plant in a little bit of burlap and it's done! Easy peasy!
As I was putting that one together, I had the idea to make one to hold a giftcard for another friend's birthday.
This one is a bigger plant, so I printed the Easter postcard a bit larger and taped a bit of cardstock to the back to hold the giftcard. Tip: fold the cardstock right around the giftcard to make sure it's nice & snug, then tape it to the back with double-stick tape.
I, also, thought it would be fun to use one of my tarnished silver forks to hold the postcard.
This would work great for any holiday or birthday celebration. I really like how they turned out and it was easy!
Cute & easy...what a great combo! :)

4 comments:

Susan said...

What a cute idea. I'll have to remember that one.
Good Luck with the hard drive!

Jessi said...

What a fabulous idea! I must remember this. always have those tins and burlap around. :)

shoestringliving said...

Very cute, I like how you can change it up depending on your mood or season.

Crickit said...

This is such a cute idea! What a great gift!