Sometimes you just need a nice little gift for someone but you might not have much money to spend. You also might not have much time to make something either. I got you covered. This idea is quick, easy and very budget friendly.
|Cellophane treat bags make for handy gift bags - 10/$1|
|Gift tag made from scraps|
I had stopped in at Dollar Tree a while back for crafting supplies and while I was there I checked out the aisle with all the candles and decor. I found they had just put in a new stock of the vanilla pillar candles I like. They are a pretty good size have a great scent and for a dollar you certainly can't beat the price.
|One square glass container, one vanilla scented votive pillar |
and a 10 pack of little matchboxes - $3.00
I also picked up one of their heavy glass square candle holders. I like the look of a round pillar in a square container for some reason. In the kitchen department I had grabbed a package of their mini matchboxes. I wanted some for the house and the motorhome. But my wheels were turning and I thought, hmmm....
|I think these little matchboxes are so adorable|
When I got home I used a few of my paper scraps and covered the top and bottom of the matchbox. Why not dress it up a bit? I cut the paper to size and then glued it right on.
I also added a few embellishments.
|I made me one too because they are just too darn cute!|
Instead of just the candle and holder as the gift I am adding a pretty box of matches to light it with. Bring it up a notch.
I made some crinkle paper out of a piece of white scrap copy paper and my paper cutter.
I cut thin strips and then folded accordion style. Super quick and super easy and no cost too!
I put the candle into one of the cellophane treat bags I already had and tied it off with a ribbon from my sewing stash and one of my handmade gift tags.
Candle $1, holder $1, matchbox 10¢, bag 10¢, ribbon FREE, paper FREE
I think for less than $2.50 I made a really nice gift that anyone would enjoy receiving. Don't you?