A Bird Inspired Housewarming Gift

My mom and aunt are throwing a housewarming for my aunt’s mother.  I wanted to decorate the gift with some fun crafting stuff I picked up at Michael’s in the last couple of weeks: a bird stamp, sage green polka dot ribbon, and metal edged tags.  I also have some adorable frame stamps I ordered at a Stampin’ Up card party and I was able to use them to accentuate the bird stamp.  


A card made at the last Stampin' Up party

A card made at the last Stampin' Up party


A toffee candle

A toffee candle


Soap: I used a frame stamp and the bird stamp over it.

Soap: I used a frame stamp and the bird stamp over it.


A ceramic potpouri ball I filled with cloves.

A ceramic potpourri ball I filled with cloves.


An egg planter with thyme seeds.

An egg planter with thyme seeds.


A bird I painted white.

A bird I painted white.


I hope she likes this "cheep" gift!

I hope she likes this "cheep" gift!

This entry was posted on Sunday, March 15th, 2009 at 6:00 am and is filed under crafts, gifts, Hooked on Fridays.

14 Responses to “A Bird Inspired Housewarming Gift”

  1. Arleen @ Seasons for All at Home Says:

    I love this idea! Each item is so carefully chosen and each bird is adorable. And I love your play on words, too. :-D ~Arleen

  2. The Tiny Homestead Says:

    well done, I’m so bad at this sort of thing. I’m sure she’ll love the gift

  3. Lacy Says:

    Very creative! I love how you ‘themed’ this thoughtful gift!

  4. living with lindsay Says:

    I love those gifts! If she doesn’t like them, tell her to send them my way!

    I really like what you did with the candle. Now you have some wheels turning my my head to create my own!

  5. Angela Says:

    What a great and creative idea/theme!! Love it!
    ~angela @ peonypatch

  6. Jane @ Beach House Says:

    That’s so creative and cute

  7. Laura Ingalls Gunn Says:

    Happy Friday, Happy Spring, Happy~Happy Everything!

  8. suzy Says:

    Great gift ideas….Thanks for sharing!

  9. Patricia Says:

    Hmmm…now I wish it was my apartment warming. Big D is in for a treat!

    Love, Mom

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  11. Mrs. Petrie Says:

    Thanks for the comments, all! I had such fun doing this project. Those dollar bins at Michael’s are awesome!

  12. Mrs. Petrie Says:

    That candle was 75% off, so it only cost $2.50! I was thrilled to include it in the gift. I’m looking forward to your Linky party, Lindsay. :)

  13. Phillips Phamily Mama Says:

    Such cute gift ideas! Love it all!

  14. Aunt Dolores Says:

    My mother and all the guests went nuts over your creative gifts. Thank you for being so thoughtful and loving. My mom wants your address, she was so touched. Give Miss Petrie a huge hug and kiss for me, she is so beautiful! I hope to see you soon.

    Aunt Dolores

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