Aug 12, 2013

Sweet Find Turned into Sweet Treasures

Hey there all you sweet fans!! Jessica here from Homespun Elegance again to show you another Sweet Find turned into a Sweet treasure for under $5.00! 

I just wanted to give a little update! I've been in the process of Moving the last two weeks and though we are almost settled in, I still don't have access to the internet!! Well, okay, I have my phone, but as you can see the Blogger app for the android is so limited! So bear with me because this is an amazing gift for a wedding, anniversary, spouse, or can be themed to any season with your Sweet Stamp Shop stamps! Also, if you intend to hand make your Christmas gifts this year, now is the time to get started! 

The gift box was essentially free I cut up card board box measured to hold the vase and covered in 2 sheets of card stock both on the inside and outside of the box. 

It is 4 pieces for the outside and the bottom is simply taped on! It will all be covered with paper so I wasn't worried about how it looked at this point, just that it was sturdy enough to hold the vase. I made the top using the same folding method (packaging tape) and stamped the lid to coordinate with the gift. Another adorable idea would be to wrap it from the bottom with a ribbon and tie off on the top with a sweet bow and coordinating tag! I scored this vase for 50 cents at a yard sale! 

So this makes this gift about 1.00 total! Isn't that crazy! Sometimes it even amazes me when I total up the cost of some of these projects! Since the vase is round obviously an acrylic block was not going to work to stamp with so I simply used the acrylic sheet the stamps and packaged in! Super easy! I used a white pigment ink and a clear embossing powder and heat gun to emboss. I also lined the vase with washi tape! I did this before I did any of the stamping as it gave me a reference to keep the stamped images straight!

I have to tell you this is one of my Favorite Features and project theme! What do you all think?

Love getting ideas and inspiration for projects and gifts for under $5.00? Do you have any suggestions or comments! I would LOVE to know your thoughts! Have any of you tried any of the featured projects in Sweet Finds into Sweet Treasures? I'd love to know! Thank you so much for stopping in today!
Don't you just love this stamp set??? I know I do :) Those little kissing people are just the cutest

Head on over to the Sweet Stamp Shop and pick one up today HERE.

Also if you haven't joined in for our  August Release Party on the 14th go HERE. Join along for all the fun and excitement of our August release plus there are prizes to be won and sneak peeks!!! AND lastly... If you would like to be a part of the Amazing Sweet Stamp Shop team make sure to get your applications in before August 15th!! Times ticking away! You can find all the details HERE.

Have a Wonderful Craft Filled Day,

Jessica Pin It