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Wednesday
Feb172010

Gonna dress you up in my love.

I know it's a little forced here, but I've wanted to use an 80's Madonna song as a post title for quite some time.  And this isn't about what you may think.  There's no sewing going on.  It's just a little tidbit related to showing someone you care.  While also managing some OCD (but I'm sure that's just me).

I'm a big fan of saving half gallon containers to freeze my homemade broth in.  And I've also found they make the perfect container for homemade soup deliveries when a friend is feeling under the weather.  But whenever I've dropped off a container, it confuses the recipient for a half-second, as they wonder why on earth I'm delivering milk. 

And, truth be told, I'm a stickler for details.  So for the latest 'hope you feel better' basket, I grabbed a couple of plain brown paper bags...

cut off both bottoms (then cut those bottom into triangles); folded one bag in half, and scalloped its edges; and cut the other bag open...

then used double stick tape to wrap up the container...

I added a little door with a tiny note...

This took all of five minutes.  But now it looks much better nestled into a simple basket, filled with dry noodles (to add to the soup) and some natural VitC...

No more strange stares...works for me.  For more tips, check out Works For Me Wednesdays over at We are THAT Family.

 

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Reader Comments (5)

Oh I love love this idea! I deliver alot of meals and this would be perfect. Thank you for the inspiration :) Now to check out your soup recipe...

February 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSarah @ Mum In Bloom

What a fabulous idea!!

February 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJulie Bagamray

Wow, what a great idea!

I should totally put this into practice with my mom's group.

Thanks for sharing!

:)

February 18, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterfree2befrugal

OMG! This is the cutest thing ever. I wish I was your neighbor.

February 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMeghan

Oh I love this! What a wonderful friend to deliver such a thoughtful basket. Too cute!

May 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

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