Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Simple Mother's Day altered gift set

Can you believe how fast this year is going? It's already the second week in April! Before we know it, it's going to be Mother's Day. So, I thought I would share this simple altered gift set that would make a great Mother's Day gift. 

This gift set includes a matching notebook, pencil and candle. I used a candle, notebook and pencil that I got on the clearance and dollar racks at Micheals. The notebook was sort of faux leather, but really ugly. The candle was in a Christmas tin and the pencil, I believe, was leopard print! 

I used the Audrey collection from My Little Shoebox, which is perfectly girly but sophisticated enough for a woman. I stayed mostly away from the pinks in the collection so that I could use this gorgeous pink satin ribbon for an accent without worrying about the colors matching perfectly. 

For the pen and candle, I just cut the paper to the correct length, added a little bit of glue and then wrapped it around, securing with more glue at the end. 

On the candle I wrapped the pink ribbon around it, then added a large sticker to the front. The pink bow was added last, but tucked under the sticker just a little, to make it look like it wasn't added last. I just find it easier to tie the bow separate from the ribbon that is wrapped around the container. I used some muslin on the lid and secured it with some twine, because I couldn't get the paper to cover the oddly shaped lid to my satisfaction.

On the notebook, I used the pink ribbon to cover the seam between the two papers. The spine of the book was faux leather sewn onto the front cover, and I tried to tuck the paper under so that I got a clean line, but there just wasn't enough overlap. Ribbon to the rescue!! Facebook


CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 4 post on Apr. 10, 2012. Thanks again.

Jen T said...

This is really cute! We will have to get some ready for Grandma's for Mother's Day. Thanks!