Thursday, November 6, 2014

A Gift FROM The Hostess



This year we're hosting my husband's family for Thanksgiving.  During my pre-turkey day planning, I've been thinking through the flow of the day.  We always have lots of fun as there are usually 25-30 of us.  From the preparing of food, eating (of course!), shooting skeet, playing games, and just sitting around talking, the plans for all of these activities are coming together.  One thing I thought would be nice this year is a gift to give those sweet guests that always help with the clean up.



So, when Royal Design Studio offered a chance to promote their Fall and Thanksgiving line of stencils, I jumped at the chance.  The gift I'm giving my clean up helpers this year is an apron and gloves, so a stencil was the perfect way to beautify them.




I chose the Petal Play Floral Damask Fall Stencil from Royal Design Studio, a basic plain apron from the craft store, and aqua/white rubber gloves from Home Depot for this project.

Using the stencil is very simple...even one of this size.  Royal Design's stencils come with registration marks, making it easy to repeat the pattern seamlessly.  I used acrylic craft paint in Robin's Egg Blue for the apron and Krylon's Ocean Breeze spray paint for the rubber gloves.  NOTE:  The spray paint will peel if the rubber if stretched tightly but the top of most gloves are plenty big and do not need to stretch in order to put on.  Since I brushed on the acrylic paint, there was no need to tape off exposed areas.  I did however use Frog Tape when spraying the cuff of the gloves.  Clean up of Royal Design Studio stencils was easy for both methods as well!



So here they are finished!  (Modeled by my youngest!)  


Of course, I can't just hand my helpers the apron and gloves.  They need cute packaging.  Mason jars...always great for s-o-o-o many uses.



I laid the apron flat and then folded it up into a rectangle, making sure the string are tucked inside the fold.  Next, I laid the gloves on the rectangle of the apron and rolled everything up together.


Tuck them inside the mason jar, add a burlap ribbon and wood slice tag (see tutorial here).  


Well, that marks one more thing off the Thanksgiving prep list!  This is a quick and inexpensive project.  Easy to squeeze in before turkey day!  

Thanks for stopping by and God bless!!

Angie

I was given a free stencil to review in exchange for this post but all opinions are mine!



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4 comments:

  1. Angie...this idea is genius! You are super creative!!! This is the most unique and thoughtful gift that I have seen in a long time! Well Done :)

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  2. You may get more helpers with this cute gift! Super creative & thoughtful :-) Bwg ~~~

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  3. Angie, you totally rocked this gift giving idea! I'm in love!

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  4. totally awesome and a wonderful idea, when is dinner done i will be over to help clean up xx

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