9.29.2008

Fall Flowers

This vase has been calling my name for quite some time now (its from Hobby Lobby, of course; did you really need to ask?), and this week I finally picked it up as a gift for my sister. Her husband is deployed in the air force for the next few months, so she won't be receiving any "just because" gifts from him for a little while - why shouldn't I try to pick up the slack while he is away?


Have you ever noticed that pretty packaging can elevate the status of a gift? How something simple and inexpensive can seem more luxurious just by wrapping it attractively?

When I purchased vase it was unadorned; but, never one to leave well enough alone, I personalized it to coordinate with the french theme my sister uses in her decor. Scrapbooking rub-ons were used for the lettering, and a chocolate ribbon further dressed it up. (The bouquet of fresh flowers is from Target.)

By spending the extra time (5 minutes) to personalize my gift, I was able to give something, that while not more expensive, was hopefully more valuable to her.

15 comments:

Oh2122 said...

Small world. My sister's husband is in the Air Force too, and I was just putting together a care package for her while he is away on an extended training trip!

Love the vase too!

Amber said...

I bet she loved it! Simple things like just putting words and a bow can totally change something! If you get a chance, will you check out my blog and read my "HELP" post? Thanks, Amber

Laura said...

I'm always drawn to those colorful metal buckets. I love what you did with this one! Thanks for the idea.

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

Very pretty bouquet! How sweet of you to take some time to pamper your sister :)

Blessings,
Stacey

my thrifty victorian home said...

How prety and how absolutely sweet of you to help pick up the slack. Im' sure she really appreciates your generousity!

Laurel MacD said...

Your sister is very lucky - it looks great.

Connie said...

What a great idea...and a really caring thing to do for your sister! I'm sure she thinks of you whenever she looks at it!

Lala said...

I always say... Presentation is Everything... and how nice that you were able to "pimp it up" with your own little designs! A very thoughtful gift indeed! (And another GREAT IDEA!!!)

lala :o)

vanillafrog said...

i liked your glitter birds so much i tried my own and blogged about it on my blog! yea for hobby lobby and michaels!

Tara aka "Mama Koala" said...

Very beautiful and thoughful!

Doris said...

Very clever...and so sweet!

Autumn said...

This is really cute Kristin. I am sure it looks adorable in her house:)

Kathleen Ellis said...

I just wanted to tell you that I LOVE YOUR BLOG! I love all the cute things that you come up with, and actually make! I wish I would just follow through with 1/2 the things I want to do.
Thanks for creating such a fun,creative blog!!
P.S. Love the vase!
-Kathleen

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Veryyyyyyyyyy pretty! That is a sweet gift. cherry

Stacey said...

This is very professional looking and beautiful! And what a great sister your sister has!

Stacey
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