So much to do, so little time.
Have you ever felt like your life is moving so fast you can’t keep up? Before you know it, yesterday was three weeks ago. How on earth is it already time for the end of school year craze!?
I’ve been feeling that pressure. There are so many events I have to be at in April I could be approaching insanity. I love it! But really, I might be insane. Recital is too close for comfort, HSU dance team auditions are this week, I just planned and hosted a formal banquet. Two Dallas based wedding showers, a bachelorette weekend and several extra recital rehearsals’ later I may not make it to my #EventsToBeScene this month.
Am I alone in this crazy? I don’t think so. I think it’s spring! Co-workers are telling me they live their entire lives outside of work at the little league baseball fields, and I thank my stars I don’t have to sit on those metal benches. #SilverLining
That being said, I am placing my hopes on you to know that life is about give and take. I am taking #EventsToBeScene away for the month of April only to double back with more later this summer! Give and take, take and give.
For the month of April, in place of #EventsToBeScene, I bring you a (high quality) DIY teacher appreciation/mother’s day gift: The Tumbler Bouquet.
I made these and gave them to my graduating senior Spurs to send them off to the workforce armed with the double edged sword of exceedingly hot coffee and plenty of sugar. Here’s how I made them.
Start with a tumbler of your choice. The YETI is well loved and respected. I have one myself and use it every day! But, the Corkcicle tumbler is also a lovely choice. It comes in colors and claims to keep cold things cold (and hot things hot) for the same amount of time as the YETI. Best of all, it fits in the average car cup holder. My one complaint about the YETI is that it doesn’t fit in my cup holder, but maybe my car is weird. Either way, choose your tumbler wisely.
Then you choose some floral ribbon in the color or pattern of your choice! Pick out some silk blooms and individually wrapped candy treats. All you need now is the hot glue gun and some wire cutters!
In short, all the things you could possible need while executing this project include:
- Decorative ribbon
- Gift wrap curly ribbon (for attaching lids)
- Silk flowers
- Individually wrapped small candies
- Decorative bow or small card (for hiding ribbon seams)
- Hot glue
- Wire cutters
Start by removing any exterior labels from the tumbler. I placed the labels inside the cup so that the giftee still had access to care and cleaning instructions. Then using the hot glue gun, and maybe some tape, fix the ribbon around tumbler. I was afraid to put glue directly on the cup so I hot glued the ribbon in a circle like a koozie, slid it on and taped it in place.
Next step: fill the tumbler with your candy treats! You don’t want it to be too full or too tightly packed because now you are going to trim and arrange your silk blooms to stand upright in the tumbler. The blooms should be held in place by the candy treats.
At this point, if you felt so inclined, you could add a bow to cover the seam of the ribbon or you could find your own creative way to camouflage it. I ended up attaching a small card to cover the seam in place of a bow like I had originally planned. My bow tying skills are not as amazing in real life as they are in my imagination. Either way though, you will need to make sure to attach the lid to the tumbler. I like to think I treated the lid a little bit like an additional ornament to the bouquet by attaching it with the card.
Voila! No gift wrap required.
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