One day I went into Target and as soon as I entered the door I spotted the $1 isle. I love looking through there and seeing what you can find. I saw this bright blue bin for $1 and I fell in love with it. I immediately thought about the birthday party, and how awesome it would be to fill the bin up with some toys and decorate it so they can get a little use out of it, instead of just wasting wrapping paper or spending $5 on a bag that would probably be destroyed. I ended up buying the bin, and a cute brown and polka dot blanket for the little one, and a set of sippy cups!
Later on that week, I went into Michael's to pick up some scrap booking supplies to document our honeymoon. I also knew that I wanted to either paint an "E" (the first letter of the little one's name) or decorate the bin somehow. I came across the cute curly E, on sale for under a dollar. I immediately grabbed it, this would require no painting or decorating just a dab of hot glue to secure it, perfect!! I also picked up a clear bag for 99 cents, that I planned on putting the bin in and tying a ribbon around it. I almost had everything I needed....
The following day I went to Walmart to pick up the pictures that I had printed for my scrap book and noticed a ton of ribbon on clearance. I came across the blue, white, and brown striped ribbon on sale for a $1, SOLD! It was the perfect match! I now had everything I needed for the cutest gift bag, including the gifts!
Check out my supplies:
The finished product was definitely a crowd pleaser. I got a lot of compliments on it, and I absolutely LOVED the way it came out! I loved the way it looked and I loved that I spent $4 dollars on it, probably the same amount if not less then what I would of spent on a gift bag and tissue. And now he has the cute bin to reuse! Check it out.
It turned out to be a great birthday for him, and he really enjoyed the cake! Look at this cutie pie!
Thanks for reading! :)