Monday, February 11, 2013

Box of Sunshine: Gift to Brighten a Day

 I have a super happy gift idea to share with you today.

A box of sunshine is a happy yellow filled package that you can send or
give to someone that needs a little happiness.
You can send it across the miles, leave it on the doorstep, or hand deliver to
brighten the day of someone you love.

I saw several different ideas when perusing Pinterest one day - 
type in Box of Sunshine and you'll see all the cute ideas out there.
But I had to go and make the idea my own and put a handmade spin on it.

So I started with a fun sunshine bunting!
This was so fun to make and I got to use some rad pom fringe that I've
been holding onto for just the right project.

Since my current favorite thing to make is hand embroidered picture frames,
I had to make a fun sunshine piece.
I love how it turned out and I especially love the Krylon Sun Yellow spray
paint that I got to use to spruce of the frame.

I also took a plain pair of wood earrings used my Krylon Sun Yellow,
and then I had a great pair of happy yellow earrings to add to the box.

I also made a few printables to go with the happiness of yellow.
First up is an 8x10 printable of You Are My Sunshine.
I always sing this song to my kids, so it has a special spot in my heart.

Next, is a 4x6 print with a little rhyme you can adhere to the inside
of the box if you're shipping it away to someone you love that lives far away.

I used some cute washi tape to stick it to the inside of the box.
Washi tape is so happy! But YELLOW washi tape is SUPER happy!

I also made an 8x10 print that you can add to the front of the
box if you are delivering to a local friend.

Finally - I gathered all thefun yellow items I could find 
and piled them into the box for a special friend.

It was so fun to put this together and see all the fun yellow together in one box.

Some of the things I included in my box:
Handmade Sunshine Pennant
Hand Embroidered Sunshine Frame
Yellow Wooden Earrings
You are My Sunshine 8x10 print
Eclectic Whatnot Camera Strap Cover
Cozy yellow socks
Abba Zabba Candy
Yellow Bubble Necklace
Yellow Nail Polish
Yellow Balloons
Lay's Potato Chips
Yellow Highlighter
Star Post-it Notes
Yellow Silly String

As always - please adhere to the rules for the printables:
- Funky PolkaDot Giraffe printables are for PERSONAL use only.
-Please do not remove the watermark.
- Please link back to this site if you post anywhere on the internet.


Melinda said...

What a fantastic idea! I'm feeling happy just looking at this sunshine box! I especially love your framed embroidery. I'll be following your blog. :)

Kathleen said...

Kyla, I LOVE this. I am going to make one for my daughter who moved to Pittsburgh. I am sure she could use a little sunshine in a box! Thank you so much for sharing this.

Amy said...

That is so fun & happy. Love it.

Jaime said...

Love it! People are lucky to have you as a friend.

Unknown said...

C-U-T-E!!!! I love this!!

Lil said...

Just found this via Pinterest. So cute! Thank you! Off to check out the rest of the blog.

Sew Can Do said...

Really cute and LOVE that sunshine everywhere! Would love for you to link this to my Craftastic party: said...

What a great idea! Yellow makes me happy! said...

What a great idea! Yellow makes me happy!

Elizabeth said...

I love this Kyla!!! You are such a good friend!

Kathleen said...

Kyla, I am on my way to filling a box of sunshine for my daughter. I found a bright yellow bowl, yellow measuring cups and spoons, dishtowels, and an adorable yellow bird chip clip that sings at Target. I have my eye on yellow now when I am out shopping. Thanks again for such an awesome idea!

dancin' momma said...

I love this idea!

drj said...

Thank you so much for posting this fun idea! We made a box of sunshine this morning for my mom, who recently lost a friend. We put in a picture by my son, a sunshine poem written by my daughter, a banner that said "bee happy", yellow bubbles with the tag "blow your troubles away," a cheerful pet rock, and a keychain we made that spelled out "we love you" in yellow and orange letters - and of course, put your darling little box of sunshine printout on top! I can't wait for her to get it! Thanks again for the inspiration -

Shannah @ Just Us Four said...

This is such a fantastic idea. I absolutely love it.
Would you consider linking this up at my Pinworthy Projects Party? I hope to see you there!

Vanessa said...

Thank you for these printables. My sister's mother-in-law just passed away and I wish I could be there to comfort her family. This is the perfect way for me to send them a little love from far away. Thank you!!

Jan Larson said...

Thank you for the adorable printables!! My daughter will be leaving for college in a few months and I will be sure to use these on some care packages for her!

mrsjocco said...

Thank you SO much for this super cute post and your GENEROUS FREE PRINTABLES! I don't know how I got so lucky to run across this when I did a search--it says and looks exactly what I was thinking to send to my son who needs a little sunshine this week! Blessings to you!🌞


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