Thursday, March 30, 2017

A LITTLE BOX OF SUNSHINE

A Little Box Of Sunshine - A tutorial and free printables can be found to create this care package to help brighten someone's day. | sprinkledwithcolor.com

I don't know about you, but I never get anything fun in the mail anymore.  So when my friend was having a blue week, I wanted to send her something to brighten her day.  And what is more fun than a care package?  I love receiving a personalized letter or card in my letterbox but a care package can't be beat as it gives you little surprises upon more surprises as you dig through the box.  It's a scavenger hunt for goodies!

This care page can be easily put together and it is very affordable and customizable.  For this particular one, since it is themed on Sunshine, I kept it simple with yellow and blue items that were pretty much all food based.  I added Chicken and Dumpling soup, fruit snack cups, cookies, candy, soothing tea an chocolate mixes.  Snacking on yummy treats has to brighten your day right?  You fill the box with items from anywhere - I stopped by the Dollar Tree, Target, and Trader Joe's.

A Little Box Of Sunshine - A tutorial and free printables can be found to create this care package to help brighten someone's day. | sprinkledwithcolor.com

I created a simple design for the sun with a little message on it to place on the bottom of the box.

A Little Box Of Sunshine - A tutorial and free printables can be found to create this care package to help brighten someone's day. | sprinkledwithcolor.com

I used Illustrator to create my design but you can always use free clip art from the web and PowerPoint to great your own graphics easily.  To make the box pretty, I also covered the inside with yellow paper and printed the words "A Little Box of Sunshine" to go on the box flaps.  Some of the goodies were placed into Ziploc bags and for the bag labels I also just used some clip art of yellow and blue patterned designs and printed them in 7" x 4" rectangles.  Once you cut out the rectangle, just fold it in half horizontally and staple it over the top of the bag.  I wrapped some items with ribbon and you could also wrap them in tissue paper as well.  You can download a free printable of the bag toppers, sun decorations, box bottom graphic and more by clicking here.

Once all the items were packed in the box, I blew up some yellow happy face balloons to act as padding to prevent the fragile items from getting crushed.  Lastly, some sun cut outs and a picture frame with a message were placed on top.  It's that easy!  This would also be fun to fill with spa items or stationary sets and books.

A Little Box Of Sunshine - A tutorial and free printables can be found to create this care package to help brighten someone's day. | sprinkledwithcolor.com



9 comments:

  1. That's such a sweet idea. I did a box of red things for my Aunt and Uncles Ruby anniversary a few years ago. I actually think it cost me more to post than the things inside cost but they liked it and it was fun to find all the things.
    I love the idea of sunshine for no special reason though. Pinning.

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    1. I love your idea as well! I definitely would send a care package filled with a friend's favorite color or even a hobby box filled with different things regarding someone's favorite past time. And yes, it did cost just as much to send the package as to fill it, but I think it's a much more thoughtful present than a pre-bought one!

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  2. I sent something like this to a friend once and it was so cute all put together. I love it! Color themed gifts are just really fun for me. haha I love that little smiley face balloon!

    -lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. Thank you! I love the smiley face balloons too, it was my favorite part of the package.

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  3. This is an adorable idea! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

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  4. I loved this idea. I will feature it tomorrow at Home Sweet Home!

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  5. I absolutely love this!! Very nicely done - Sorry I'm so late to stop by - been on vacation all week! Thanks for sharing on the Pleasures of the NW's DIY link up!

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    1. Thanks for viewing my link. It was a fun care package to create.

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