Summer In A Basket.


As a little thank you to the children's teachers for all they do, I put together these Summer In A Basket gifts for the last day. Inside I tucked a few of my favorite summer things: Sparkling Clementine Izze, a striped straw, Essie polish, a Barnes & Noble gift card and my favorite snack of the moment- raw almonds + dried cranberries.



Sources:
Mini bushel baskets- Hobby Lobby on sale for .64 cents each
Mini chalk boards- Jo Ann's
Bamboo cones- Garnish

With a little tweaking you could make this work for pretty much any occasion. A housewarming basket would be really fun to put together. . .

38 comments:

  1. lovely gift! if i was a teacher, i'd be so excited. thoughtful and sweet.

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  2. cute! i think i need to stock up on those baskets!

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  3. So cute! I did a Spring in a Box kit a little bit ago. I LOVE the idea of a summer kit!!

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  4. I need one of those. It is mighty HOT in Brazil!

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  5. summer in a basket? perfect. izze, striped straws, that nail polish (my fave brand!) love it all!

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  6. I can't get over how creative you are. You're amazing!

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  7. What a thoughtful gift! I bet they absolutely loved it!

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  8. What a great idea. I love that polish. I have the really pale pink and it looks like a French manicure when it is on.

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  9. So cute, I love this and may even use a version of it for my photo contest winners! Thanks for the idea. :)

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  10. This is outrageously wonderful! How do you come up with these things? Beautiful.

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  11. Hello!!!!!! What an amazing gift!!! Brilliant!

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  12. Lovely as always Danyelle. And what lucky teachers! One thing I really miss about having stores like Hobby Lobby around me is stumbling upon cute little things like that. You dressed those baskets up beautifully.

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  13. I love your ideas! Any good fathers day ideas for us?? :)

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  14. I'm pretty sure I'm going to need to hire you to do my teacher gifts next year ;) Just kidding. Kind of...

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  15. What an adorable and thoughtful gift! I love the almond and cranberry mixture especially - equal parts homemade, sweet, and delicious!

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  16. I used to be a teacher and I can tell you that the teacher getting this is going to appreciate the effort you put into every little piece... A lot more thoughtful than just a Starbucks card (I got 18 of those for Christmas one year and I don't even drink coffee!)

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  17. I was feeling so good about the boxes of See's Candy I sent to my children's teachers for end-of-the-year thank-you's...up until now.

    Adorable gifts! And I promise, my self esteem wasn't too damaged by this post...lol!

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  18. I love the gift basket, especially the striped spool of ribbon in the picture. Where did you find that ribbon?

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  19. Aw, we have such kindred craft spirits ;) I totally just did a "summer in a bag" diy for a book submission and included a bottle of nail polish too. Love your basket idea! xo.

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  20. I love love love this. I suspect your children's teachers are feeling very spoiled right now! Gift baskets and are a wonderful idea because so easy to personalise - making it special for the recipient and the gifter too!

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  21. Those are the gifts we were talking about last week. So thoughtful and appreciated. -nicole

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  22. Love this! You continue to out do yourself! Thank you for always sharing.

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  23. This is such a cute gift idea for teachers! I wish I thought of this when I was younger and in school. I'm sure they'd have loved it!
    Star Hughes Living

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  24. That is such a cute idea! I don't need teacher gifts anymore, but I'm using this for my VT's. :) Don't you love Izzy. Sooo good.

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  25. As a teacher I have to tell you I would be thrilled! This is adorable and so thoughtful!

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  26. This is such a sweet idea! I'll be homeschooling, but my mom is a teacher so maybe my daughter and I could make one for her one day =)

    - Sarah
    http://agirlintransit.blogspot.com/

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  27. these are gorgeous...I want to be a teacher! :)

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  28. "just a Starbucks card"
    enough said

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  29. I'm sorry about the above comment. I had a visceral reaction from Amy's comment.

    This gift is lovely.

    I wish my kids were still in elementary school. I would have enjoyed giving this and I think that the teachers would have a smile :D

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    1. Understood. :-) as a parent who always does holiday and yr end gifts, i was a little taken aback by the comment as well.

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  30. This is awesome. I will pin this with a link back to your blog!

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  31. I found this on Pinterest - Lovely! Perfect teacher gift!

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  32. Do Jo annes always carry the little chalkboard and does anyone else?What area were these in?Thanks

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