I'm so blessed to have a really creative friend! Actually, I have LOTS of creative friends, but my friend Amanda is especially creative with paper/cards/scrapbooking type stuff. The other day my mom asked me if I wanted to make some little gifty things for some volunteers at her school and I immediately called Amanda, because she is the queen of all things gifty and crafty. Here's what she came up with! We had so much fun making these!
We took tiny paper sacks and glued a half circle on each side and then strips of paper for handles. To make a large circle pattern just trace around a large bowl in your kitchen. Jazz them up with ribbon and buttons.
The local plant shop didn't have small flowers in bloom so we filled them with chocolate candies. But you could put a petunia or pansy or anything in them for a mother's day gift or make them for May Day baskets to leave on your neighbor's doorsteps.
Amanda also makes gorgeous cards, which she sells at craft fairs and things. When I'm looking for extra-special cards I go to her, because they are so much prettier than what I can find in the store, and cheaper too!