Get Well Soon Basket!
So I don't know about you but when I am sick.....it seems like SUCH an inconvenience and it's got to be SUPER SICK to get me to actually take down time and relax! Well, when the SUPER SICK happens -- it feels good to have people care about you!
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My good friend and exercise partner in crime recently got sick - SUPER SICK! I wanted to help in some way and felt so tied at the hands as we all often do when wanting to help. I myself don't usually even TAKE help when offered and I KNOW I'm not the only one. Well THIS time...I wanted to make sure my friend at least knew how much I love her while she is down with Pnemonia!
I pulled this together without going to the store...only because I keep most of this stuff on hand...FOR JUST THIS REASON!
I started with a basket I had around the house and a tea cup and saucer. My mom broke a tea cup out of this set and was getting rid of the rest of the set at our garage sale so I snatched them up! I had NO idea what I would do thought I would figure something out!
Add a few tea bags wrapped in wax paper and some left over ribbon I had around the house...
Next, I pulled out my tags left over from my SPICE GARDEN IN THE KITCHEN project and wrote a simple 'Get Well Soon' on the front. On the back I just did the traditional TO/From and filled in the info.
I just tied it on the front of the basket with the same left over ribbon I used for the tea bags.
I decided to put a loaf of bread in the bread machine since it goes so well with tea...and I had a new recipe with dried cranberries I wanted to try anyway. The bread loaf came out BEAUTIFUL! (And from what I hear...delicious)
I just wrapped it in wax paper like I did the tea bags...and tied with the same ribbon!
NOW...what goes with bread and tea?? JAM! But what in the world would I put it IN???
Question of the day...."What can I do with an empty BABY FOOD jar and a can of CHALK BOARD PAINT"??
Why fill it with JAM of course! I ABSOUTELY LOOOOOVE HOW THIS TURNED OUT! Adorned with the same left over ribbon of course......
Line your basket with tissue paper and then place everything in the basket and --- there you have it!
Regrets: Next Time I would....
1) Add some fresh flowers to match the ribbon and in neutral colors (it needs life)
2) I would use tea bags without wrappers...maybe fresh tea leaves put in tea bags at home
3) I would add Honey Sticks. You can get them cheap...I might just hang on to some for future reference.
All in all -- it was the thought that counted I guess but I am truly happy my dear friend Kim is feeling better finally!
NOW! WHO did YOU make this basket for??