When it comes to choosing the perfect present all it takes is for you to listen. In this case my family was invited to a friend’s birthday party and we had to figure out what to get her. She had mentioned before to my mom that she had wanted to paint some glasses and my mom remembered it.
We went to Hobby Lobby and bought acrylic paint, clear gloss spray to keep it on, and brushes (because how else are you going to paint a cool design on glassware if you don’t have brushes). We then went to the Dollar Tree and bought her two wine glasses to practice painting on. Voila! We put together a glassware painting kit in no time.
We also grabbed a lot of materials at the Dollar Tree to make the basket. The basket we found at Goodwill which is an awesome source for all types of baskets for way less money than you would spend at any other store. Besides saving some money you do something good for the environment by reusing it! The burlap ribbon and the cellophane paper we bought at Michael’s.
Since we were gifting our friend wine glasses and things to pain them with, we thought it would be a good idea to decorate the basket with a grapevine motif. Credit to my mom for coming up with the idea and being able to create a beautiful basket. It was kind of funny listening to her struggle for a couple of hours just trying to make the perfect bow. When we gave the gift to our friend at the party she got super excited! She loved the wrapping and loved the gift even more because it’s something she had wanted to do for a while. It’s always a struggle to figure out what to gift our friends, but it can be something as simple as listening to them to find out what to get them.
Happy birthday Sokia!