Easy and pretty vintage gift

IN THESE ROUGH ECONOMIC TIMES, YOU CAN STILL GIVE A NICE, PRETTY, AND THOUGHFUL GIFT FOR  UNDER $5.00!!

HOUSEWARMING, BIRTHDAY,CO-WORKER, OR EVEN FOR CHRISTMAS. ALL IT TAKES IS A LITTLE IMAGINATION.

I FOUND THIS BEAUTIFUL  CHINA SOUP BOWL WITH RED ROSES AT A THRIFT STORE A WHILE BACK, IT WAS ONLY $2.00.

 NOT KNOWING WHAT I WOULD BE USING IF FOR, JUST THAT IT WAS PRETTY, AND I LOVE PRETTY BOWLS OR VINTAGE CHINA!

ALTHOUGH, WITH THIS GIFT PROJECT, YOU COULD REALLY USE ANY KIND OF CHINA, NEW OR OTHERWISE, AS LONG AS IT IS IN GOOD SHAPE WITH NO CHIPS OR FADING.YOU CAN USE SAUCERS, PLATES, OR A SHALLOW BOWLS LIKE THIS ONE.

I THEN THOUGHT  WHAT A NICE GIFT IT WOULD MAKE FILLED WITH SOME ROSE HIPS  AND A NICE SCENTED CANDLE.

(you could also use clear or colored stones, which are $1.00 a bag at dollar tree, or bagged potpourri, or lots of other things for filler)

 

 I GOT A NICE SIZED SCENTED CANDLE AT DOLLAR TREE FOR    $ 1.00, AND THEN TIED A LITTLE SHEER RIBBON BOW AROUND THE CANDLE, AND THAT WAS THAT!

inexpensive gift idea

according to studies in the retail industry, candles are STILL a strong seller, so, everybody must like ’em alot! and, they still come in real handy when the electricity goes out! and WHO of the FEMALE GENDER would not just DREAM of a nice, soothing, RELAXING bubble bath with a nice meditative CD, and candles lit around the tub?

ANT IT ONLY COST ABOUT $3 to  $4.00!!

 IF YOU WANT TO SPEND A LITTLE MORE, GET A CD,BUBBLE BATH and SALTS, wrap the candle bowl: CUT A ROUND PIECE OF PLASTIC CELLOPHANE,( OR GRAB A PLASTIC GIFT BAG AT DOLLAR STORE), gather up at the top of basket,secure with ribbon and curls bow(also cheap at dollar stores) AND PUT IT IN A BASKET WITH the above items and NICE BATH POUF OR NICE WASHCLOTH!

other quick ideas for this gift project:

  • a white bowl,white candle,bow, with fake pearls in different sizes, as filler
  • a beige or white bowl/ candle,jute bow, sand and/or seashells as filler
  • white bowl, bright pink candle, white pebbles or different shades of pink and white beads for filler

Many variations you can do, what a nice gift to give or receive!

 

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