DIY Mother's Day Gift: Surprise Box

This was a fun DIY gift idea I created for my moms one Mother's Day that I thought I'd share with you!



  • Gift card of your choice
  •  Small gift box
  • Large box
  • Helium filled balloons
  • Wrapping paper
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Ribbon/Bow
  1. Place your gift card in the little box.
  2. Wrap your big box, but DON’T WRAP IT SHUT THOUGH!
  3. Place your little box inside the big box. Then fill the box with balloons! I went to the Dollar Tree for mine.
  4. Close the box and tie it up with a ribbon!

Then you get to SURPRISE! them! My mom started fussing at me for getting them such a large gift and then burst out laughing when the balloons spilled out. Mr. LL and I even pretended we both had to carry it in and put it on the table because it sooo heavy.

I hope you enjoy this fun gift DIY! I want to do it for my nephew one year for his birthday.

DIY Valentine's Day Gift: Date Jar

Mr. LL and I have a Date Night In A Jar I made, inspired by Jennifer over at Life In The Green House. I wasn't able to find popsicle sticks but I found some foam "popsicle sticks" which worked out great. They were already colored, so I didn't have to paint them!

What You'll Need:

  • A jar, I used one of the mason jars TGF gave me as a surprise last year
  • Popsicle sticks, foam or wood
  • Something to write on the sticks, I used a fine tip Sharpie
  • A glue stick
  • Optional: Scissors
  • Optional: A color key for the lid
  • Optional: A bow or ribbons to decorate

I organized the dates by color and made a key for the inside of the jar lid. I cut this out and used a glue stick to adhere it.

Next I set to work writing out all the dates on the sticks. Honestly, the best part of this project was coming up with dates to put in the jar!

Put the sticks in the jar and mix them up. I also added a bow thingie to the top of the lid to make it look fun and festive. That's it. You're done!

Happy Weekend

Throw back to when Mr. LL and I spent his birthday weekend on the False River.

Throw back to when Mr. LL and I spent his birthday weekend on the False River.

Here are some happy links to get your weekend started: