Thursday, May 30, 2013

Basket Of Sunshine (Great teacher gift idea!)

Need a fun gift idea? I've got one for you!

How about a Basket Of Sunshine?

It's super easy and and turns out really cute--so cheerful and happy. All you do is get a basket and fill it up with items that are YELLOW! The possibilities are endless. 

I got the idea from my friend, Heather, and I'm pretty sure she found it on Pinterest! She and I and another neighbor made one a few months back for a friend whose dad had recently been diagnosed with cancer and needed a little bit of "sunshine" during a hard time. You can't even see all the good stuff in there because we packed it full..but her family loved it.
I loved the idea so much that a friend and I made one for another friend's birthday!
Hint: Easter is a GREAT time to find lots of yellow stuff--yellow paper grass, Peeps, candy, etc.

And because I like to get as much mileage as I can from a great idea, I made one for Abbey's teacher for an end-of-the-year gift.
Target's dollar spot is a great place to find items--I found a lot for this basket and some items were even marked down from $1--score! Initially I thought finding yellow things would be challenging but you would be surprised how much you can find if you're really looking. 

The possibilites are limitless and this is an easy idea that packs a big, BRIGHT punch! Enjoy!


Miss G said...

fun! Kelly

Deidre said...

I made several of these this winter when it was so cold and dreary outside. A few friends were going through some tough stuff so a basket of sunshine was a great surprise. I love making these and I've become a bit obsessed with finding 'yellow' things. I have a stash now :)

*carrie* said...

A friend from church gave me a fun basket of yellow goodies last fall when I had surgery. Such a thoughtful gift!

Anonymous said...

A friend of mine lost her mom this week, also my friend, and her family is really struggling. This is the perfect way, I think, for me to hopefully lift their spirits, even if it's just for a few minutes... Thank you so much for the ideas for yellow items too! :-)