Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Autumn Friendship Gifts

Inspired by Miss Janice's friendship gifts I decided I better have some at my front door for any guests we have in the next 6 weeks or so.  I was in the bulk store and saw caramel kisses and knew they would be perfect!

I put 10 kisses in each bag (the dipped pretzel size found in the cake decorating and candy supply department) and used cute autumn ribbon to tie around them.  I stuck a fabric autumn leaf in each one and stood them in a little basket at the front door.  I bought the fabric leaves as a bunch in the dollar store - I just cut them off the 'branch' they came on.  If I use kisses again I will take the little tags off each one first...once I had them all done I realised they sort of detract from the look but I was not about to undo them all and retie them. 


All ready to give to all of the lovely people who visit us!  I made a dozen of them which took me less than an hour - the hardest part was tying them without someone else to help hold it all together.


Have a fabulous day!

29 comments:

EntertainingMom said...

I'll send you my mailing address via email ;) LOL

Confessions Of A Domestic Goddess said...

Those are absolutely precious! What a great idea!

xoxo!

An Inquiring Mind said...

I love these! What a fab idea! Where did you get the fabric leaves?

Tariro said...

Awesome idea! They're gorgeous & so thoughtful!

High Heeled Life said...

Fantastic idea!! Before you know it LP will be able to put his little finger to help hold the ribbon as you tie... XO HHL

Jo said...

If only I lived closer!

Too cute and oh so sweet of you.

Jo

Nikosmommy said...

Great idea for fall! Love the leaves,,,and such a thoughtful gift.

MCW said...

You are so thoughtful!

pretty pink tulips said...

How thoughtful, stylish and delicious. A sweet welcome for your guests!

Miss Janice said...

Gorgeous & gracious! You did a great job!!!

pink green & southern said...

So adorable!!!

Argyle and Alligators said...

Such a cute idea! I love it. This makes me want to have a place of my own, so I can do something similar :)

Southern Champagne Wishes said...

Very pretty! What a fabulous idea! Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog today!

Carole said...

what a cute idea!

Cool Gal said...

What a fabulous idea! :)

Ms. Bake-it said...

They look great! I really like that idea and may do something similar.

~ Tracy

Hillcrest Acres said...

So adorable!!! They look so festive in the basket.

Semi-Slacker Mom said...

How cute! I may steal this idea for a fall happy for all my children's teachers & coaches. Thanks for sharing.

JulesTX said...

What a sweet, thoughtful gift, I'm sure your visitors will appreciate it.

Mimi said...

Yummy!! Think I'll make a surprise visit to your house some time soon ~ they look great!

Sandra said...

I love this idea! Problem though: they wouldn't make it to my guests, I'd be picking away at those damn chocotes till the basket was empty!
But what a gesture!

Henley on the Horn said...

I'm coming to visit! Sadly we do not have many drop-in visitors!

20 York Street said...

Wow, can I come over? I think that's pretty brilliant and they turned out looking soo pretty.

besos,

ML
20 YORK STREET

Princess Freckles said...

Absolutely darling! Lucky visitors you have!

In response to your comment on my blog, we were joking all night that we Catholics sureknow how to throw a party: beer and gambling! LOL!

knitwit said...

You are so organized! When someone stops by my place, it's all I can do to clear the table and get a cup of coffee made! Such a lovely idea though. When my life is a little more civilized (I'm told we'll have a new tutor for my little guy at the end of the month--woo hoo!), I'd love to do something like this.

Pink Maple said...

Nice idea!

Beth Dunn said...

They are adorable! What a sweet idea
xoxo
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Travelbugmom said...

I just LOVE this idea! You are so creative!

Fashion Meets Food said...

what a sweet idea and adorable bags!

xo