This one took a couple of days to work out, but here it is, a gift for someone special in our world: an ice cream sundae kit!
I combined several Pinterest ideas that I had come across:
1. Creating and using chalkboard paint;
2. and a gift idea of ice cream sundaes.
I started by re-purposing a holiday bucket. I don't know if I needed to sand it, but I did!
Then, I mixed up some paint and non-sanded grout (see link to chalkboard paint above) in a plastic container, outside as it makes a bit of dust.
Time to paint!
I think I might have made it a bit thick, but here's the result:
I let it dry while I headed off to work for the day. Upon my return to the homestead, I got some pink chalk (I was thinking light, fun colors here) and wrote on the bucket "Just Add Ice Cream". It will wipe off, so the bucket will be re-useable by the sweetie I am giving it to!
While I was out and about today, I made a trip to the grocery store and picked up two different types of cones, a jar of hot fudge sauce and some candy - what are sundaes without goodies? I added some tissue and tinsel and tucked it all in the bucket. I am working on a card this afternoon to tuck some $$ in for the ice cream and viola! The gift is done!
YUMMY!! I will let you know how it's received tomorrow!
Happy crafting and see yah later!