Oh, wordpress…. really, I had added the second picture to this post, but for some reason, WordPress like to delete 1/2 the post, 1/2 the time. Exhausting!!! Here it is again for you!
A few weeks ago when the principal at our elementary school came to me asking if I would be able to come up with 30 gifts for $5 each or less, on the outside I agreed happily, but in the inside, I was freaking out a little! $5 or less!! How do I pull this off?!
Hubby took charge of the kids, and I went hunting to the local dollar stores, and gift stores, camera in hand, taking pictures of anything I found had possibilities. I emailed off some ideas to the principal, and she responded with her choice. I had so much fun putting these together!
I don’t have any during pictures, and only 2 shots of after pictures… for some reason I thought I would have more time for picture taking, and then “being busy” got in the way!! But here’s the breakdown for you!
I did my shopping at the Dollarama, and bought:
Glass candle holder bowls: $2 each
River rocks, 1 bag per bowl: $1 per bag
2 boxes of smooth black rocks: $1 per box
succulents found at a local plant nursery: 99 cents each
white sharpie paint pen: already had it!
First, I painted 30 of the black rocks with the word “Thank You” using my Sharpie Paint Pen.
My original plan was to plant the succulents in the bowl, but hubby and I agreed it would be best not to… I didn’t want to kill half of them! So I simply filled each bowl 1/2 way with river rock, placed the succulent in it’s container, in between all the rocks, and filled in the rest of the space with more river rock. I propped the Thank You rock into each bowl on the prettiest side of the bowl. Easy Peasy, and a hit, too!
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