Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Valentine to Easter Gift Flip...

 If you've been following along for a while, you'll know that I am not one for a last minute gift dash.

By the time the Valentines gifts are appearing on the shelves in mid January, mine are already created, loved, packaged and sealed with a kiss. 

Likewise when everyone else is madly buying red and white stuff for Valentines Day, I'm itching for Valentines Day to be over, so I can raid the Clearance shelves for pretties to make over into Easter or Birthday gifts!

I spotted these little heart shaped bath fizzies today, and just knew that their size made them ideal for Easter gifting from The Diva to her friends. If there's one thing teens love, it's a good bath fizzie.


For this project, you need heart shaped fizzies, chocolates or candy, some confectionery foil (available on eBay or a Party Supplies and Hobby warehouses), some little bags or jars to hold them, ribbon, and sweet vintage Easter themed images.


Cut the foil into little squares, large enough to re-wrap the fizzies or chocolates. Remember that the foil is coloured on one side, and matte silver on the other, so in reality you're getting two colours for the price of one. I like a mixture of both sides. 
 

Paste your pretty vintage images to the front of your bags or jars, fill with the rewrapped goodies, and embellish with lavish bows. I used tulle, velvet, and organza, in pastel shades. 
 


These were $8 for a jar of 25, and I know that on Monday, they'll be more like $2, so I'll be snaffling some more then!

A very pretty gift, for next to nothing, by thinking ahead, and using a bit of imagination

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22 comments:

  1. Mimi, I hate to ask but are fizzies some type of lolly? I thought at first they must be some kind of bath bomb or whatever they are called? LOL! You can tell I don't have teenagers at home anymore. ;-)

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    1. Lol Chel...they're little bath cube things. Mini bath bombs. Sorry! I should have clarified. Love, Mimi xxx

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  2. Confectionary foil you say... i have never seen this yet obviously its around chocolates etc. Ideas! I have a specialist cake and chocolate supplies shop not far away, I have never been but planning... this seals the deal. Lovely ideas. Thanks Mimi.xxx

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    1. Annabel, I knew you'd love the idea! Yes it's the foil that is around Easter Eggs and Chocolates. You'll have a ball with it! Love, Mimi xxx

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  3. Love this idea! I have some of the confectionary foil that I used for candy treats at Christmas. Now, I can use the rest for the great gift. Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs,
    Jody

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    1. Hi Jody...awesome that you can use something you already have. I love that! Mimi xxx

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  4. I like this one Mimi, will be perfect to go with out daughter's set of tools for Easter.

    Love

    Lynette
    XXXXXX

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    1. Tool for Easter...I LOVE it. Why not? Mimi xxx

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  5. What a great idea! I love the re-wrap with purple and silver. So pretty! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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  6. Hi Mimi...I follow you and Annabel...with interest....lots to learn can I ask have you found an inexpensive source of little...white or brown paper gift bags..I reuses any that I am given Do you buy online ? or somewhere else thanks Jan

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    1. Hi Jan. I find party packaging warehouses are a great source of inspiration for packing materials and gift bags. And really inexpensive, although you do mostly have to buy in bulk. Here is the link to one near where I live, and they mail too, but you could probably find one closer to where you are. http://www.packagingdirect.com.au/bags/. Annabel and I also reuse a lot of the packaging that comes with purchases or gifts given to us. Most things are re-useable, and can be prettied up with beautiful pictures glued to them and lavish ribbon to embellish. Let me know if I can help further. Love, Mimi xxx

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  7. What a lovely idea for a gift!

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    1. Thanks Debbie. Better for the waistline too! Mimi xxx

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  8. So lovely! :)

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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    1. Always a pleasure to share with you Jess. Mimi xxx

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  9. What a great idea! I Pick items up on clearance and save for gifts as well. In our walk in closet I have a basket with each grands name on it. When I pick things up I put it in each childs basket. Then for each holiday or birthday I check their basket before buying anything. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. That's a stroke of brilliance with the Grandies baskets Jann. Do you mind if I borrow that idea? Mimi xxx

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  10. Great idea. I really like the idea of repurposing overpriced seasonal items into something more creative.

    Sally @ Life Loving
    #LifeLovingLinkie

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    1. Thanks Sally. It just irks me that these seasonal things have such limited application. This is a way of changing that. Love, Mimi xxx

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  11. Aren't you clever to be thinking ahead!

    Thanks for Sharing Your Cup!

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    1. Thankyou! It's a little challenge I set myself....lol. Mimi xxx

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