Yesterday I had a few extra minutes to visit the Dollar Tree close to my home. In the gift bag section, I discovered these adorable gift bag purses. Since they were only 1.oo each, I bought three of them in different designs. I also purchased one pack of multi colored foil paper. I liked the chains on each one. On the ones accented in silver I added the silver foil, and the one with the gold chain, I added the gold foil.
There are endless possibilities when it comes to ways of using these purses, although I pictured them filled with a plactic bag of homemade cookies, muffins or even a small loaf of homemade bread and a box of tea bags. It would have to be on the lighter side with the weight of the contents, but I think it would make an attractive presentation for any gift.
I liked the tapestry design on this one. Simple, inexpensive, and yet, an extraordinary way to share a small gift with someone you care about.
I also wanted to share this clear rubbermaid container with the black plastic lid that I purchased at Walmart. I took the sunflower tea towel from K-Mart and wrapped the folded tea towel around the container, tied with a cordinating ribbon tied with a faux sunflower. I purchased a bunch of faux sunflowers at the Dollar Tree, cut one from the bunch, added a sprig of ivy, and it was finished. Another way to give a gift from your kitchen...cookies, candy, mini muffins, or whatever. Simply dressing up the rubbermaid.
I must tell you that I am so excited about the new line that the KMart stores are now carrying. It is a line of housewares by "Country Living". I was very impressed yesterday when I stopped into the store. Of course, I have always liked "Country Living" magazine, so the idea of them designing dishes, glassware, bedding and other items interested me. It is very beautifully done. I only purchased this small glass cannister with the tight fitting red lid from this line. I needed a coffee gift for someone, so I filled it with coffee, took a coffee tea towel from Walmart, wrapped the folded tea towel around the coffee jar, stretched a thick rubber band around it to hold it, tied a red ribbon around it, added a small coffee scoop, and a tag. Another simple, fun gift to give to a "coffee lover friend".
I share these ideas with you, only because I enjoy when others share ideas with me. I have learned many new ideas from all of you in blogland, and I think that is one of my favorite aspects of blogging.