Monday, November 22, 2010

Thanksgiving Hostess Gift

Over at The Gaines Gang, Kate showed an easy and really cute Hostess gift for Thanksgiving. I just knew it would be a perfect gift for my bf B! She loves putting mementos and such into frames, and I, of course, love that about her since I am the same exact way. Last weekend I spent the day at B's house to help her 8 month prego self put up and decorate her Christmas tree. B and her hubby T put so much effort into their Griswold decorated house, that I wanted to volunteer and help out with their inside, namely the tree. I can't wait to show you pictures of their house when it is all lit up for the Holidays. Spectacular! 17,000 lights and a lot of work go into that house. Okay I am getting way ahead of myself here. Where was I? Oh right - Thanksgiving Hostess gift. Kate got this great idea from Craftily Ever After and shared it on her blog. It's such a simple but really thoughtful gift. The color of the frame is completely up to you. I chose white, Kate chose black and I think both look great.
Wrap it all in a pretty bow, add a little Fall embellishments and Voila!
Here is a one of the nature inspired ornaments we put on B's Christmas tree. Pine cones with that I hotglued with red ribbons. The Ben & Jerry's ice cream is not part of the tree decor but made the all the times I hot glued my fingers together oh so much more enjoyable.
Be sure to head over to Take the Side Street and read her advice on when you should bring a Hostess gift (Never ever show up to a dinner, party, or even a BBQ empty handed.. Ev.Er).
Craftily Ever After also has this great Thanksgiving print. This one I think I will bring for my my Sister in Law who is hosting Thanksgiving Dinner this year. 

13 comments:

Karen said...

Cute idea! I just gave a similar one to a friend yesterday when we went over for dinner. Thanks for sharing. Saw you on Made by you Monday. Stop by when you get the chance:
www.karismaheartsavannah.blogspot.com

cheryl@scrapaddict4sure said...

I thought this was a very creative idea I would love it you linked up with me tommrow after 4:30pm.

Anna @ Take the Side Street said...

Thanks for the shout out! The print is a very cute gift idea :) hope you have a great Thanksgiving!

Val said...

Oh my, this is super cute.

Kate @ The Gaines Gang said...

Thanks for sharing!

I think it really is a cute little thing to give. I love the leaf that you added.

Megandvd@Beauty in the Attempt said...

I wonder if I can sneak word out that I want this since I am hostessing Turkey day. SO cute!!!

Cheers~
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Heather said...

So cute!

Kara said...

Love the idea of using it as a gift :) I have the printed and hung in my own home because they are so dang cute! Giving them as a gift is even better! Love the way you wrapped them too!

Alicia said...

How cute!! I'm hosting this year...maybe I should forward this to some of my guests...hint, hint ;)

Krafty Kat said...

I have made some of my own printouts for Thanksgiving but never thought to make it to give for someone else-DUH! It is a perfect gift and you present it so beautifully! Thanks for linking up to my Holiday Hookup!

Pamela said...

This is a great hostess gift. I like how the color of the frame changes the gift.

Amanda @ Mamaslittleladybugs.blogspot.com said...

I love this! I think I would host more parties if I knew creative, thoughtful women like you were coming over.

Lizzie Saito said...

I super love the contemporary art frame as a gift! I give art too during Thanksgiving. Though, I give classical ones like oil painting or hand blows glass sculptures (Murano/Russian Artists). I buy my gifts online like ebay, Glasslilies and in art galleries. You can do your own