Creating a Fun Container for a DIY Gift
Because this is a companion gift, I wanted to coordinate its wrapping a bit. Unfortunately the cheese-making kit I purchased arrived in a large and colorful box that while cute, didn’t fit my theme. It had just a few pieces inside, so the first thing I did was ditch the box. I repackaged the ingredients into smaller food safe bags with resealable tops and marked the important information with a Sharpie marker on them. I could have used label paper and printed a nicer label, but it was a last minute decision to repackage them, so I improvised. I made sure to included the website on the bags so she can order refills when she needs them.
Next, I used chalk paint pens to label the jar. I chose them because the writing can be easily removed by wiping the jar with a damp cloth or by running it through the dishwasher (In the end, I didn’t like it so I removed it, but I show it both ways so you can decide for yourself). I used a Weck Tulip jar, one of my favorite shapes in the line, so she can store her cheese making products in a sealed jar that can be tucked away in a cool, dark place until she needs it. Unfortunately, I didn’t notice that someone “borrowed” the clips from it at the store so I’ll have to dig through my Weck stash in the garage to see if I have clips the right size. Lesson learned, always check before you put a Weck piece in your basket!
I rolled up the cheese-making kit instruction book and tied them with a bit of raffia and tucked inside the Weck jar with the rest of the ingredients. You could also add a gift certificate for a cheese making class for more fun.
The burlap and lace ribbon was the perfect touch to make it coordinate with the homemade ravioli making kit she’ll also be receiving. I secured it in place with a large safety pin, though you can also glue it or tack it with needle and thread. I chose a safety pin so she can remove it to take off the cheesecloth and then reattach it to the jar – it’s much prettier to look at than the bags of ingredients inside. I finished her cheese-making kit gift off with the same red organza ribbon and a tag I made at the same time as the ravioli kits – now the two are ready to go, and I can’t wait to share them with her!