Every now and then I like to randomly create a “Box of Sunshine” and send it to someone who has been on my mind a lot. Though the box and the gifts are simplistic and inexpensive, I really put my time and energy into thinking of that person while I am purchasing and embellishing the pieces. Today I thought I would show you some of the items I like to put into one of the boxes as well as how I decorate them. No box is ever the same because I love trying to find new things and make each one a bit personal. Go as crazy as you like when collecting goodies, but remember it needs to fit into the box. :). My particular box is from The Container Store.
I purchased the following items:
Yellow Tissue Paper
Juicy Fruit Gum
Minion Tic Tacs
Lemon Sandwich cookies
Pinwheel in Yellow, of course!
Foam Adhesive Letters
Small, Clear Square Box for the Lemon Drops-From Clear Bags
Make Mine Lemon Lime by Debi Adams for Spellbinders
Mind Your Banners Contour Die by Spellbinders
Cinch And Go Flowers Two by Becca Feeken for Spellbinders
Hemstitched Rectangles by Becca Feeken for Spellbinders
Platinum 6 Machine by Spellbinders
Other suggestions… a yellow tank top, yellow slippers, or flip flops or change it all entirely and pick a different color combo altogether. How fun would an M & M’s combo be??
Here is the banner that goes on either the outside or the inside of the box. It was created using the Mind Your Banners and Make Mine Lemon Lime dies. I cheated with the letters, purchasing the sticky-backed foam letters from the craft store. I adhered and tied it all together using lime green twine.
I love Becca Feeken’s Cinch And Go Flowers Two. They are easy assembly and added to the decor on my card, jello box and clear, square box. A stamped sentiment and flower button finished it off.
And this card, it’s made from my Lemon Lime dies, Becca’s Flowers and her Hemstitched Rectangle. Does it scream “happy” or what? Hope the recipient gets the message that she’s sweet!
Well that’s it. Hope you will think of making one for somebody special today. I’m trying to make it my goal to do one every few weeks. Let’s spread that kindness and sunshine everywhere. I believe you always get more of it back.
If you are wanting to purchase any of the dies or the machine, you can go here…
Although I receive a portion of the proceeds from this sale, the cost is not passed on to you :).