I love to give special people, special gifts, on special days. With St. Patrick's Day right around the corner, I've been looking around for great ideas. I saw a couple I really liked:
The crafting chicks said they got their cute little buckets at the Dollar Tree. So, off I went! Well, our Dollar Tree didn't have those adorable little buckets. They did have these adorable terra cotta pots. They were 3 for $1. Score!
I painted the pots with black, enamel, acrylic, indoor/outdoor paint.
I painted them on the outside, top half first.
I painted the inside.
The paint dries quickly so in about 30 minutes, I was able to paint the rest of the outside of the pots.
I bought Twizzlers, rainbow colored twists. I lined them up in a rainbow pattern and wrapped them in Saran Wrap.
I put the rainbow in the pot.
I found this bag of Easter grass at the dollar store too.
I stuffed it in the pot.
I added as many Rolos as I could safely jam in there.
I put a the pot in a cellophane bag and tied it with a green ribbon.
I printed the free printable, from
http://www.ishareprintables.com/po-o-gold and cut it out with Fiskars, majestic edged scissors. I punched a hole in the top, threaded the ribbon through, and made a bow. I LOVE it.
12 pots-$4 (33 cents a pot)
black paint-$2 (I used less than half a thing so 7 cents a pot)
Easter grass-$1 (there was more than enough for 12 pots) (8 cents a pot)
Twizzlers-$1.50/bag x 3 bags (each bag makes 5 rainbows) (30 cents a pot)
Rolos-$3/bag (1 bag made 12 gifts) (25 cents a pot)
Cellophane bags-$2 for 50 bags (5 cents a pot)
Ribbon-$2 a spool (18 cents a pot)
That's about $1.26 a pot. That's less than a greeting card and this is so much tastier!
I hope you're inspired!
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