we sent this happy little box to my mother in law for mothers day
and i thought i'd share here with you all in case you're looking for a fun gift idea that's easy to put together and is such a surprise to the recipient!
i saw the idea on pinterest and decided to put a box together to send off to North Carolina
and after a trip to target i had a bunch fun stuff ...
that happiness book is really cute - there's some funny things in it
i know this because i was chuckling in the isle at target while i flipped through it :)
i put all the little odds and ends in the clear catch all bag
i lined the inside of the box with some bright yellow paper & double sided tape
the brighter the paper the better! you want that box to shine when all the flaps are opened :)
the flat rate box from the post office is free! and you can pack it full no matter what the weight
and send it off for a flat rate fee priority mail (2-3 days) for around $15 i think, i can't remember the exact rate but it's around there :)
the paper i had was 8.5 x 11 and fit perfectly in this small flat rate box leaving only a little gap at the bottom on one side but you won't be able to see it once you fill it up
a little trimming might be necessary near the top flaps
and i just placed a full sheet on the bottom with no tape
the best part is this clipart that i got here
from my best girl's etsy shop - simply purchase, download, print and cut!
a little more of the double sided tape to place it where your heart desires and that's it!
i also printed out the text from microsoft publisher on my PC - cut & taped that to the long flaps
fill you box and send it off!
i know whoever receives it won't be able to help but be so happy :)
the only thing i was missing was yellow basket straw - you know that crinkled paperish stuff that comes in all different colors? filling the space at the top with that would've kept the yellow theme going, but i only had white tissue paper on hand, but yellow tissue paper would work too right?
some pictures of us girls on Mother's Day ♥
that's my mom - doesn't she look good?!
hoping i get her slow aging genes :)
whatever Mother's Day means for you i hope it was filled with joy and happines ... even if it's sort of a sad day for you whatever the reason, know that God works all things together for your good! even in the sadness (especially in the sadness) He's molding & shaping you into who He wants you to be ♥ remember that every heartache and trial you face was first sifted through His hands before it got to you so take comfort in that girls.
much love to you