Monday, March 24, 2008


I wanted to do something special for the woman for books all the reservations for our Boy Scout Summer Camp. It's a tough job. Everyone wants to make sure that their scouts get the merit badge classes that they need. Everyone wants the same campsites. She's always so nice and so pleasant to work with and yet no one gets to meet her nor does she get to see the boys enjoying camp. I thought she deserved a little something to let her know that someone noticed what a great job she does.

I started with a 4 pack of Starbucks Frappuccino. Once we finished off the drinks I ran the bottles in the dishwasher and removed the labels. There was a little bit of glue residue left over that I used fingernail polish remover to take off.
From there I started decorating the carrier, using things from my stash.

I had my son, a Boy Scout tie the rope around the necks of the bottle using different knots he's learned in scouting and burnt the edges with a lighter to prevent fraying. On the tops of the jars I added round tags that say things like camping and adventure. Each jar has a label for a specific kind of complaint she encouters, Unreasonable Requests, Not Happy No Matter What..etc.

Each bottle contains a different type of candy, M&M's (just the colors that coordinate), Whoppers, Raisinettes and Peanut M&M's (also color sorted). The hiking boot tag reads - Take as many needed to cure the ailment on the label. Thanks for all you do!


Lori McDonald said...

This is AWESOME!!!!!!

Lori (aka Beloved Keepsakes)

TammyB said...

What a great idea! I love the labels you've added to the jars - very clever. I'm sure you will make her day =)

Jaime said...

That is so sweet and thoughtful! Not to mention that it looks fun and amazing!

Jennifer Priest said...

What fun idea!!

Stacie said...

Seriously, have you ever considered writing a book? I'd totally buy it :)