Happy Wednesday Friends! Several days ago I was planning a gift basket for a dear friend who was having surgery. As I was hunting my stash for just the right basket, I came across a small wooden crate and had an ah-hah moment...
Instead of the usual gift basket, I would create a blessing box. Our friendship is such a gift and I wanted to bless my friend, as she has blessed me. I've actually had this little crate for some time and had painted it a pretty robin's egg after bringing it home from the thrift store. I knew it would eventually come in handy and so it has.
I already had these fun scrapbook stickers too. I'd bought them with a previous project in mind and they ended up being too big, but they're a perfect fit on the side of the crate.
It was looking so nice on the outside, I decided to line the inside, with laminated burlap I had left from my clipboard art.
Next, I wanted to include a written blessing that would last beyond the contents of the box. I used a Sharpie to write on the bottom of the box, but you can add a gift card if you prefer.
Now, to fill it with goodies! First, her favorite salad. Find the caprese recipe here.
Next, some relaxing herbal tea,
and a small pot of miniature roses. Look closely and you can see the caprese filled Pyrex just under the tea bags.
Last, I tucked in a magazine to enjoy while she recuperated.