Cupcakes? Twinkies? Donetts? No, that can’t be right. Gifts, that’s the word I was looking for! Chances are, you’ll attend one or more parties between now and 2012, so we’ve got a few hostess gift ideas that are quick, cheap, and easy. Just the way I like ’em. (That’s what he said).
First up, flour sack towels. I bought a set of four towels for $3.99 at Target. Then, hit up a craft store for fabric paints, either in a tube or a pen, and perhaps a stencil.
The key is to choose a design that looks good filled in. Choose something simple to start. I started a random chevron pattern along the bottom edge. Work with a piece of cardboard beneath to protect your work surface. Paint your design, let it dry, and then iron it for packaging. You can see I didn’t follow those last two steps.
Here are a few ideas to get your wheels turning. (No, I’m not encouraging you to copy these items. Just giving you some inspiration.)
Or, you could sew a pretty fabric or trim along the edges or just the ends.
scented lotion in a decorative jar, soap pump…
For a wine lover, make a pretty no sew wind bottle cover.
Fill painted mugs with a few packets of hot chocolate and maybe a few marshmallows:
If your hostess loves to bake, how about an oven mitt filled with baking goodies?
For a young family, try an ice cream sundae kit.