This Thursday the newest PA class starts at Trevecca (poor things)! Each member of the class of 2012 (my class) gets assigned a "little" from the class of 2013 (the newbies). Their class is a little larger than ours, so I was assigned two littles!
They have orientation all Thursday morning, then we come in all flashy in our white coats to give them some motivation and goodie baskets during lunch! I couldn't wait to make something super cute for my two littles! My "Big" is pretty much a rockstar, and I want my littles to think the same of me! =)
I started with these two baskets from Goodwill.
I painted them with Valspar's Sonic Plum, then taped them off to spray on chalkboard paint.
Now they're ready for some goodies!
I wanted these to look like a bouquet of school goodies. So first I took bamboo skewers (the kind used for grilling) and cut them in half. I painted them aqua and pink with acrylic paint. Here they are sitting on wax paper to dry.
I then packed the inside of the baskets with that foamy green stuff used for floral arrangements. P.S. - It stinks, and it crumbles, and I don't like how it feels under my nails.
Then I covered the top with the spanish moss I have from Hobby Lobby. That $6 bag of moss has allowed me to do so many projects! I love it!
Now for the bouquet part. For the past few nights I sat on the couch making fabric rosettes. I glued one onto each basket, then made magnets out of the rest of them. On the above basket, only the small orange rosette is glued on. The other two rosettes are magnets.
I took all of the items I wanted in the basket and either hot glued them to the painted skewers, or wrapped them onto the painted skewers with twine. Then I shoved them into the green foamy stuff over and over until I had an arrangement I was pleased with!
I used a knife to sharpen my chalk to a point so I could write on the front of their goodie baskets. I know the writing is kind of small. They say the student's name, followed by Class of 2013.
Here is Ashley's.
The inside is filled with highlighters, pens, pencils, a mini stapler, post-it page tabs, notecards, rosette magnets, and note cards. All the essentials for school!
And here is Jennifer's.
I can't wait to meet them this Thursday! I hope they love their goodies!