Tuesday, June 25, 2013

May Arts/LYB/Xyron blog hop (Gardening kit)

 Talking about enjoying fabulousness.  Three great companies are getting together for one amazing week of inspiration galore.  You'll find lots of awesome May Arts Ribbon with pretty Little Yellow Bicycle goodies and all held together with amazing Xyron adhesive.

Today I'm sharing this little gardening kit for the hop.

 Every summer my family grows a little garden.  Something about the bright sunshine just puts us into the gardening mood.  SO how perfect would it be to handout fabulous gardening kits so others can enjoy the sunshine with their families too.

What's in the kit.  
Piece by piece and some cool ideas.


Seeds
What's a gardening kit without seeds?
IDEA #1: For an easy way to match seed packets to the gifts color scheme.  Just put them into a glassine bag and decorate the top.  You will still be able to see what pretties will be growing.

Planter labels
IDEA #2: For an easy clip-able planter tag, decorate a clothespin.  Planter labels don't always have to say what plant is growing.  How about just simply a pretty statement piece.

Gardening journal
Something to keep track of all the progress your little garden will make.
 The inside
IDEA #3: Upcycle your seed packets to make little pockets in your gardening journal.  Just cut the top and add an insert.

Gardening gloves
IDEA #4:  Add a pair of customized gardening gloves to the gift.  Just pick one of your favorite May Arts Ribbon and sew them onto the bottom of a pair of gloves.
 I found these gloves in the dollar bin but look how un-dollarish they look now.  These gloves are made up of an elastic material and the ribbon I chose is not.  The look is possible by gently stretching the glove as you sew the ribbon on.  Leave the ribbon on the spool as you sew and just cut when you come to the end.
 
 May Arts Ribbon used
(Click on picture for product link)
 
LYB Pattern paper, stickers, wood labels and accents from the the "Poppy" collection.
Xyron "Teresa Collins Mega Runner", "5inch create-a-sticker" and "3/16inch dots"
 
 For more inspiration stop by the May Arts Ribbon blog, Ribbonista Karen Baker's blog, the Little Yellow Bicycle blog and the Xyron blog.  There will be more then one prize given out for this hop so comment along on each hop location.  You could win three spools of your chose in ribbon or the grand prize of goodies from all three companies.
Alright, now go out there and enjoy the sunshine!




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57 comments:

Jean said...

What an amazing gift! Super cute!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

OMYGOSH!!! What a great gift idea! I am LOVING what you did with those gloves!!! LOVE IT!!!

Sue D said...

Very clever ideas in this pretty gardening gift basket!

Karen B. said...

So Cute! (I have a post coming too on customized garden gloves. Good to see we are on the same wavelength, mine look completely different!)

Over Embellishing said...

This is sooo cute! I luv the way you repurposed the little seed packets for envelopes in the journal- super cute!

PamSpradlin said...

WOW! What an adorable gardening kit. And what you did to the gloves...genius! I know several people this gift would be perfect for.

Barb Wagar said...

What a sweet little gardening kit! It's lovely.

Patti Senter said...

The only problem I see with your Garden Kit is you are going to have friends and family dropping hints left and right hoping for one of these to show up on their doorstep. Absolutely darling ideas!

Charlene said...

Adore the gloves, Lalo!

Janis said...

LOVE this soooooo much!! Adding the trim to the gloves is such a lovely idea. Also really love the upcycling of the seed pkts in the gardening journal. So cute and so useful. I always have tags from plants scattered willy-nilly. They NEED someplace to live. :) Woderful project!!

Andrea T said...

Very nice gift package for a gardener. Thanks for the inspiration!

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love that gardening kit. This would be perfect for my sister who is a master gardener compared to me.

Sue said...

I just love how this screams "SUMMERTIME" ... thanks for the inspiration.

Julie A. Shearer said...

Oh my scrappy goodness .....this is such a great idea !! I will be scrap lifting this !! Love it !! Thanks for sharing .

Julie A. Shearer said...

The seed packet pockets are awesome !

Pam said...

Awesome gift ! Love the idea of using the seed packets as pockets in a mini album.

conil said...

Incredibly creative and so versatile for the recipient, who, by the way, must be thrilled to receive it.

Debbie Caldwell said...

wow your creativity blows me away. I would love a gift basket like this. Thanks for all the ideas

Jennifer Scull said...

if your cutey little basket needs a new home, I would be more than happy to send you my address. tee hee! I am LOVING the gloves! :)

CT Johnson said...

So sweet, a great project to share with my niece who's 9. She loves working with her hands, crafting included. Thanks for the chance to win and your wonderful blog.

Cathy Homan said...

Very Cute idea. What a fun plan for kids during the summer.

by belle said...

LOVE those gloves!!!

Reusing with Quilling said...

Wonderful garden kit ! I loved the idea of glassine bag and up-cycling seed packet covers !

Miriam Prantner said...

This is such an adorable ensemble! So cute, you thought of everything!

marylouh said...

Great idea to use the seed packets as pockets for your journal. A gift that many would appreciate. thanks for sharing.

Onehappyscrapper said...

Great gift idea for the gardener, love the gloves and the journal especially! Would be great as a Christmas gift for family members!

Onehappyscrapper said...

Great gift idea for the gardener, love the gloves and the journal especially! Would be great as a Christmas gift for family members!

sharon g said...

The decorated gloves are such a great idea. I'd love some...

cghundley said...

What a fun and stylish
gift! So cute.
Carla from Utah

Natasha G.P. said...

The glassine bag holding seeds is so cute. It makes the seeds so special. I love this idea--it would be nice to make this for my garden club friends.

Rachel W K said...

this is an amazing gift set! i am really loving the journal idea.. super cute AND super functional!
-Rachel w k
rwkrafts.com

Monique Liedtke said...

What an awesome gift idea!!! Love this! TFS!

McStamper said...

So cute. And what a great idea for a gift.

Angelica Chambers said...

These sweet little garden kits would be great for everyone! How cute are ur customized garden gloves?! I might even paint a little something on the back of the hand in colors to match the kit. The burlap ribbon and seed packets are sooo awesome in the album! Thank u for a fun new idea!

Karenladd said...

Oh this is just So cute and so creative! Love that grosgrain ribbon!

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

This is super cute. What a great gift for someone. YOu have really done great with these. So many creative idea's. I love it.

SHartl said...

This project is so cute and I LOVE the red strawberry basket...where did you get it?! Love all the special touches.

Angi Barrs said...

I looooove this project. I saw it over on Instagram and had to stop by to see more. Those gloves are WOWZA! Super clever how you made them!

Virginia said...

That is just the cutest little garden kit! SO cute, love it!

kbo said...

I like the gardening journal and the idea of making boring garden gloves chic. Now if only my garden would grow....

Memories by Manda said...

That's an amazing gardening kit. you have done a wonderful and thoughtful job on it.

Kara Lynne said...

This just couldn't be more amazing! I'm in awe with your ideas, right down to the trim of the garden gloves!

Robin B. said...

I love this gardening kit, it turned out fantastic. Thanks for sharing.

Scrappin' Diva said...

What a great gardening gift! TFS!

UnikByYes said...

Fabulous!! Love this gardening kit!
TFS
Have a wonderful day!
Liz O.

Michele I said...

what a kit anyone who gets this is truly blessed, great job thanks for sharing

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Wow, what a fabulous kit!

♥MizSusan♥ said...

This is a gift that absolutely everyone would love to get...

Chrissy said...

This is a great gift basket! I really like what you did with the gloves.

Laura Turcotte said...

That is such a great idea! TFS!

Jean Bullock said...

Fun and very creative.

Lucy said...

Such an awesome gardening kit!

-Agnes- said...

A great gift, and an inspiring project!

RachelV said...

What a great idea! This would be great for a teacher gift, birthday gift or thank you gift!

Ravengirl said...

This is such a great idea! I love the personalized gloves and the upcycled seed packets!

WhoMom said...

Aloha,
Love the little garden journal and just as we are about to get the soil put in our garden boxes! These are great little gifties to make with the kids.
Mahalo
Lyn

Lyndal said...

F.A.B.U.L.O.U.S. gardening kit Lalo :)