Friday, May 15, 2015

Quick and Easy Gift Idea

Recently a friend and I had to come up with a gift idea for Mother's Day
that we could quickly and easily make for around 30 ladies.

That's not necessarily an easy task when trying to keep it low cost, too.

Here's what we did--
it's a great idea if you need to make several gifts--
perhaps for Teacher Appreciation.

It's a recipe card holder
made from a binder clip!

It could also act as a photo or gift card holder.

We got the binder clips at the dollar store; they came six to a pack.
Then we cut small strips of paper to cover the bottom (black) part of the clip 
and attached the paper with Mod Podge.
For a finishing touch, we added a little bow to each clip using a glue gun.

We only spent money on the clips. The paper and bows I already had on hand.
Even if you have to buy some, the amount of paper and ribbon needed is so little that this project would still be very affordable.

We added a "recipe card" with a poem and placed a gift card behind that.

Here's what the poem says:
Recipe for Life
Ingredients needed: 
1 cup good thoughts
1 cup consideration for others
1 cup kind deeds
3 cups forgiveness
2 cups well-beaten faults
4 cups prayer and faith
tears of joy, sorrow, and sympathy

Directions: Mix good thoughts, consideration, kind deeds, forgiveness and well-beaten faults. Add tears of joy, sorrow, and sympathy for others. Fold in prayers and faith to lighten other ingredients and raise the texture to great heights of Christian living. Pour all into your family life. Bake well with the heat of human kindness. Serve with a smile!

Quick, cheap, and easy.
Not to mention. . . cute!

Thanks for stopping by and God bless.

Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, 
to which you were also called and have confessed
 the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.
1 Tim 6:12

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