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Friday, November 18, 2011

Point of View

THEME: gifts
I'm SO EXCITED to have the chance to guest post with POV this month!!!
Here's a list of everyone involved.
Just click on each link to see a tutorial of their project.

Amy     http://amerooniedesigns.blogspot.com/     Ameroonie Designs
Gwen    http://www.gwennypenny.com     Gwenny Penny
Jonie     http://easyascutandpaste.blogspot.com/     Just Between Friends
Leanne     http://organizeyourstuffnow.com/     Organize and Decorate Everything
Michelle     http://www.alittletipsy.com/     A Little Tipsy
Caitlin (Guest)     http://caitcreate.blogspot.com/     Cait Create
Debra (Guest)     http://www.housewifeeclectic.com/     Housewife Eclectic

Do you have a project that you would like to share?
Join the linky party over on Leanne's blog: http://organizeyourstuffnow.com/

For the theme "gift" I decided to do something that would make a great neighbor or co-worker gift.  I seem to always need last minute gifts for people that I didn't plan on when I did my shopping.  I also don't have a lot of extra money, so it needed to be affordable.  
The kind of gift that says 
"I just wanted you to know that I was thinking of you."

I started with JUMBO marshmallows, melted chocolate chips, and sprinkles.
I melted the chocolate chips in the microwave and then dipped half of the marshmallow.
I sprinkled it with Christmas sprinkles while the chocolate was still warm.
Then I set it aside to let the chocolate harden.
I bought a white and a mocha colored dish towel at the dollar store.
Then I cut a piece of tan burlap, and a piece of white burlap.
I stenciled "Believe" on "Joy" on the other in red paint.
You can use your own creativity and style here and stencil whatever you would like.
It would also look cute with an image instead of a word.
Next I sewed the edges of the burlap onto the towel.
I didn't sew too close to the edge because I wanted to fray the burlap around the edges after I was done.
Last, I arranged the towel, marshmallow and a single packet of hot chocolate on a holiday charger (also from the dollar store).  All it needs is a cute Christmas card and it's ready to drop off to a neighbor or friend.

And while you're here...
Don't forget to enter the giveaway from CioCo Photography!


  1. What a cute and easy idea. I love the look of the burlap on the towel. Thanks for joining Point of View this month!

  2. I love the look of the whole thing pulled together! Such a fun use for those giant marshmallows too- can just imagine what a mug of cocoa would taste like with one of those babies melted in- YUM!
    So excited to have you join us for POV.

  3. I love those giant marshmallows! Very cute (and quick :) gift idea, Caitlin. It would be nice to have a couple of these around just in case you need a last minute gift. Thanks so much for being a part of POV this month!

  4. o my heck! the giant marshmellows looks so fun! SO CUTE girl:)

  5. Nothing like a giant marshmallow in your hot chocolate! Cute gift all put together! Great to have you as a part of POV this month!

  6. What a fun gift idea. I love the burlap towels and the giant marshmallow is making my mouth water. I'm so glad you could join POV this month. It was fun meeting you last weekend too. I'm still full from all that awesome food.

  7. This is such an awesome gift idea!! I definitely want to do the burlap on tea towels! Great ideas! You're so creative!