Mermade Moments: Basket of Sunshine Tutorial

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Basket of Sunshine Tutorial

...I gotta basket, gotta basket full of sunshine.... (thank you Natasha Bedingfield)
As part of one of my random acts of kindness, I created a basket of sunshine for a woman at my sister's church. I made the basket for her, her son, and her husband. I saw the idea around Pinterest as a box of sunshine. I used a basket instead. I liked seeing all the yellow out in the open!

I started writing a list of all things yellow while I was at work. It was pitiful. I decided to just walk around Target and see what I can find. Lucky for me, a lot of good things are yellow!

The stores I bought from were Target, Cost Plus World Market, and Big Lots.

Here's my loot of all things yellow:
  • rubber ducky - Cost Plus
  • Crayola crayons - Target
  • Crayola markers - Target
  • post it notes - Target
  • dinosaur stickers / Car stickers - Big Lots
  • a candle - Big Lots
  • a box of golden Oreos - Big Lots
  • lemonade mix - Big Lots
  • notecards - Target
  • EOS chapstick - Target
  • Sally Hansen nail stickers - Big Lots
  • a glitter headband - Big Lots
  • a slinky - Cost Plus
  • basket with filling, cellophane & twine - Cost Plus
I listed where I found everything to show that this could be very inexpensive. I tried to put something for everyone in there. The excitement and "WOW THANKS!" from her son made my heart melt like a popsicle on the 4th of July.

I will definitely be making this again.

close up and personal

What would you include in your basket of sunshine?

Do you or someone you know need a little light? Let me know! :)

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  1. You're so thoughtful!!! My basket of sunshine would absolutely have to include David Beckham and/or Adam Levine....not too sure they can fit into a basket though...

  2. So thoughtful!! Sucha great idea

  3. Such a great idea. I'm sure you could do this with a person's favorite color as well. :)

  4. My mom used to send me themed care packages when I lived in LA. Sometimes I'd get a box full of all green items, other times it'd be blue or yellow. I always looked forward to receiving those. Seems like it'd be fun to make -- guess I need to send someone a care package soon!


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