Simply Crafty: Fun in the Sun Baskets

Happy Sunday everyone!

I am SO excited to say that by the time you read this, I will be back on the road to California! I love vacation but I cannot tell you how happy I will be to sleep in my own bed and hug our two puppies (oh and that big guy I call Rob).

I am a little sad to report that my brother's team lost in the championship to a powerful team from Hawaii but overall, everyone is in good spirits. Our team just made a few too many errors but they had such a spectacular season that they should be proud of. Way to go boys!

Since we were playing teams from other states, the ritual is to bring baskets with trinkets from your home state to share with the first team you play. Since we were the first game for 2 teams, we brought baskets for 36 kids! And guess who was asked to put these together? This girl! 🙂 Happily of course, because I have a thing for making gift baskets.

I was pretty happy with what we ended up with considering I had a $200 budget and only 2 weeks to come up with these bad boys! We went with a California "Fun in the Sun" theme and luckily I found these buckets at Michaels for $0.50. Most of the key items were from Amazon: sunglasses, beach balls, and silly bands. Rob designed the postcard picture in photoshop, the tattoos were on sale at Party City and we got quite a bit donated, which really helped us stay under budget.

I know you might totally never need to make 36 baseball themed baskets but for the sake of helping any other lost souls with a time limit and budget, I figured I'd throw it out there!

And before I go, was way too excited about this not to share!

Anna Delores, as in my friend Emily at Anna Delores Blog! The Disney fan in me is DYING! A tweet from the Disneyland Resort Twitter announcing her work in the Downtown Disney gallery! Way to go friend! 🙂

Also in case you missed it, my fabulous friend Rima did a yummmmy guest post on Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies!

How was your weekend? What did I miss while I was gone? 

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17 thoughts on “Simply Crafty: Fun in the Sun Baskets

  1. This is so cute! I love this idea, I am going to be a chaplain on my floor this year and it is a tradition to give all the girls gifts. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  2. Wow! You did an awesome job with those gift buckets, I bet the kids and their parents were blown away. I love temporary tattoos. I thought about getting them for my daughter's birthday party but my husband thinks they're too young (2). You know, screw him. I'm going back and I'm getting them anyway! Even if they're just for me. 😉

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