Sunday, February 13, 2011

Valentines Day Gift for a Guy!

Hey everyone!  It’s been a whirlwind of a weekend around here!  My hubs and I have been celebrating our anniversary….we’ll be married 26 years on Valentines Day! 
Friday I received a beautiful bouquet of pink roses…just lovely!  I wanted to do something special for my honey too, but I couldn’t exactly buy him flowers. SO, I decided to do something I knew he’d really like.
This would be a great idea for any man on your list.
First I took the carton to his favorite soda, which happens to be ALE81…it’s a soda made just in KY and he loves it! 


Then I decided to gather up some yummy stuff……


All his favorite things….


I got all his favorite candy bars in the snack sizes….a buck each at the Dollar Tree….


I also picked up some craft supplies like: Chenille pipe cleaners in red…


Tissue paper, gift bag shreds, and some sticks. Yes, I said sticks! I tried to find some wooden skewers, but they didn’t have any, so I got these decorative sticks instead…figured they’d do the same job…..


I cut down some of the sticks in different lengths and then started taping all those yummy snacks to the sticks like this…..


Then I started inserting the sticks down into some styrofoam I stuck down in the carton.  See….


I continued to stick in his snacks at different heights…..





After I got all the snacks in place, I wanted to add something for filler.  I took the chenille pipe cleaners and wrapped them around the handle of a wooden spoon.  I took them off, stretched them out a smidge and added them to my manly bouquet!


Can you see him hiding in there?  I added about 6 to the whole thing…


Then I stuck in some gift wrapping tissue into the back of the carton, like this…..


I also used some of the gift wrapping shreds to fill in some empty spots here and there.




I added a balloon to the top….


and there ya have it…


ALL DONE! A guy gift that any man is gonna love!


Hope you guys have a wonderful Valentines Day!

I'm linking up to to To's day with Layla at the The Lettered Cottage


My Cozy Corner said...

Congratulations on your 26th Wedding Anniversary. I love your idea for a guy gift. My Sweetheart loves candy!!! Enjoy your Valentine's Day celebration.

afistfullofweeds* said...

Well how cute is that!! This aint my firt rodeo, but, my anniversary is Valentines Day too!! 16 years of....well, 16 years. Hope yours is happy!!

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

How creative Missy! Truly after "your man's" heart! Happy Anniversary and Happy Valentine's romantic day for you!~Hugs, Patti

Susan said...

Missy What an awesome gift for you hubby!! OMG you make me miss Ky. I forgotten all about Ale8 !! My teenagers were addicted to that soda!!

FairfieldHouse said...


Such a sweet and creative gift! I never heard of Ale8. Is it ginger ale?

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Kelly said...

Well aren't you a sweet wife! :) Very thoughtful gift....I'm sure he'll love it!


gail@My Repurposed Life said...

awww, that is so special! You did a great job missy!
Happy Anniversary!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Missy, that is SO fun! He's going to love it, so thoughtful! Hope you have a great anniversary!

Sandy said...

What a sweet idea all the candies! Happy anniversary! Mine is tomorrow....lots of anniversaries happening this time of year! We are all romantics!!!!
I've just become a follower of you and I hope that you will come over and follow me.
Have a wonderful week...your new friend.
xoso Sandy O

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