Friday, March 2, 2012

Nothing says thank you like French Fries

Happy Friday everybody.  Wow, another week gone -- school will be out before we know it - YIKES!  My neighbor is the sweetest lady I know.  She knows I do childcare and knows that I can't leave me house during the day until at least 5:00 p.m.  She prays for me everyday and brings me coffee on Friday's.  I truly love her and wanted to give her a special thank you.  Using what I had on hand, here is what I came up with. 

I used to make these all time (when my kids were little).  You can use any theme and make it special with a treat or gift card.

I couldn't find my template, so I just went to here and got another one.

Trace onto card stock and cut out.  The most important thing to do is score where the solid lines are on the template.

Fold and glue.  I was going to use a solid card stock with a coffee ring, but, I decided on a patterned paper.

This is what I filled my sandwich bag with.  I had coffee candies from The Dollar Store and a couple of instant coffee packets.

These are actually good in a pinch.

I used a scrap of burlap, ribbon, and a paper flower.  I used a coffee bean for the center of the flower.

I used the coffee stained paper for the Thanks.

Tied it up with raffia and there you go.

I bought this stamp at Michael's about three years ago knowing that I was going to do this.

Peach flavored rings - yum (yes, I always have Peachy O's on hand).   I used netting to tie it all up with a piece of curling ribbon.

I love this paper.

Now, who will get my peachy one.  

Have a peachy weekend.



  1. What a great idea - and so thoughtful of you - I haven't done any paper crafts in a few years and you have given me the "itch" to try again!

  2. I LOVE clever! You've got some amazing ideas on your blog...LOVE them! I'm your newest follower and I'd love for you to come visit my blog sometime. Have a wonderful weekend!


  3. Thanks so much for stopping by Blissful and Domestics Blog Hop. I am of course following your cute blog and am now catching up on your bloggy cuteness here. I hope you will come back this week and link up again:>

  4. What a cute idea! I love handmade gift packaging ideas, and this is so sweet!

  5. Cute!!

    New GFC follower from Sunday Hop. Would love to have you follow back!

  6. Cute idea!

    Found you through the Sunday Blog Hop! Following via Linky Followers! Would love if you would follow me back!

    Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

  7. I am sure she will love such a handmade and heartfelt thank you! It is wonderful!!

  8. That is a cutest little thank you gift ever.. and to top it off with a little Starbucks..awesome :) Thanks for sharing this with us at Sharing Saturday.


  9. It was an outstanding week of talent at Rook No. 17. Thank you for being a part of the creative energy and spirit that gives “A Little Birdie Told Me…” wings. Hope to see you again at this week’s party!


    P.S. Featuring your post on my Facebook page today!

  10. This is a great idea! And not expensive either! Genius!
    I LOVE IT!!!! Well done! I am so going to do this! :)

  11. What a wonderful way to thank your neighbor. Thanks so much for linking up! I featured you on Facebook today:
    "Kiss Me I'm Irish" linky party now open

  12. What a unique and adorable idea! Thanks for linking up.

  13. Cute idea. We are so glad that you linked up to "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." Hope you'll be back next week! -The Sisters

  14. These are AWESOME!! VERY thoughtful of your neighbor and then you in return!!

    THANK you for linking up!!

  15. What a creative and thoughtful gift!! I know your neighbor loved it!

  16. This is too cute! How did I miss this?!

  17. that is super cute. I love how you took the burlap mesh, flower and ribbon and made it look like so much more than that. Awesome. Thanks so much for sharing at our Link It Up Thursday party.

  18. How fun! Who knew a french fry container would make such cute gift wrap? Thanks for sharing!

  19. Wow! I had never seen this before - a french fry box remake .. how creative! So cute - thanks for sharing! I just became a new follower - hope you have time to check out my site!

    xoxo Jessie

  20. So cute! That's terrific, especially for using what you had on hand!

    Thanks for linking it up @ Creatively Living!


  21. Adorable! What a great gift idea! Thank you forlinking up at Uncommon! Bonnie :)

  22. Thanks for linknig up at the Sassy Sunday Blog Hop - hope to see you again this week! It runs until Thursday @ midnight!


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