Welcome friends! It’s time for our monthly Sustainable Pinterest Challenge and boy do I have a cute idea to share! Sunshine is this month’s theme, so it was the perfect time to share a sunshine box! What is that you ask? Well, it’s a box or basket filled with yellow goodies and gifts to brighten someone’s day. In this post I am going to share ideas as well as some free printables for you to put your own sunshine box together. Let’s get to it!
Our Sustainable Pinterest Challenge is hosted by Julie of Sum of Their Stories. Stick around to the end of this post where I will list all of the fabulous projects shared by the talented bloggers on the hop. I encourage you to check them all out because I love all of the great ideas shared this month!
Supplies for a Sunshine Box:
- my free printables
- white cardstock
- box, bin, basket, or jar
- items in a yellow wrapper like Lay’s plain chips, Starburst, peanut M&M’s, Mr. Goodbar, Goldfish, etc.
- beauty items in yellow packaging like face masks, lip balm, soap, or bath bombs
- decor in yellow, lemon, or sunshine themes
Download Free Printables
For personal use only. Feel free to download these free designs and print them or use on your Cricut projects for your own use at home. They are not for commercial use, not to be placed on items for sale. That helps me keep these printables, SVGs, and PNGs coming to you for free! Another note: you will not my logo overlay on your downloaded design. It is there to keep people from downloading the images straight from Google, or others from stealing them to use on their site. Thanks for understanding! Feel free to share this post for your friends and family to make their own projects with this design!
As always, I’m sharing the printables that I made for my sunshine box and sunshine jar with you for free. On this sheet are tags to use on a box and a jar as well as tags to add to a candle and a lip balm wrapper that fits Chapstick. I may add more labels later, so be sure to pin this post and come back later to see what I come up with. I’m thinking can, water bottle, and candy bar labels.
Cut Printables & Attach to Items
This sunshine box and the jars will be given to my son’s teachers as a first day of school gifts. He has six teachers, so I put together one box that has a little more in it for his homeroom teacher and the rest will get sunshine jars with a few snacks in it.
I had a brand-new candle that I thought would be perfect for this gift box, but since it was lavender and chamomile (which should have been yellow), it had a purple label on it only representing the lavender. I created the “sunshine candle” label to make it work for a sunshine box. You can use it on any candle, but mine was a Better Homes & Gardens brand one for reference. Cut the label, add tape to the back, and place it on your candle.
Next, if you’re adding lip balm to your sunshine box, cut out the small label and tape it on to a Chapstick lip balm. You can’t tell as easily in the photos but the background of the printables have polka dots on them.
Finally, cut out the jar and box labels, whichever one you need. Save it to place on the box once it’s complete.
Put Together the Sunshine Box
Now that you have all of your free printables and supplies ready, you can put your sunshine box together. Grab your bin, jar, or basket and add tissue paper to the bottom for height or inside the jar for a lining. I didn’t have a ton of yellow tissue paper, so I balled up green paper, then placed one yellow sheet over it at the bottom of the bin.
Next, add your gift items.
Since I didn’t have a yellow bin, and Walmart didn’t have one, I used a white bin. I thought I had yellow ribbon at home to add to it, but I didn’t. Dang!
On to plan B. I added a 2.5″ burlap ribbon around the white bin, then hot glued the gift tag to it. You can add yours to the bin or put it on a skewer to stick inside the bin with the gifts.
The second option is to use the round label on your sunshine jar or box. Cut it out, then punch a hole in the top.
Tie it around your sunshine jar with twine or ribbon, then place your snacks or gifts inside the jar.
That’s it! Your sunshine box or jar is complete!
These sunshine boxes are great to cheer people up, to give as get well gifts, or to use as “just because” gifts.
This is one of the finished jars and the sunshine box. I lost daylight, so these photos are so dark, but these are when I first finished the gifts.
Today I got some photos in the daylight!
I also added some tissue paper to the back of my sunshine box and rearranged it a bit.
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Now on to the Sustainable Craft Challenge
Sum of Their Stories | Sunburst Greeting Card idea made with Old Magazines
Our Good Life | DIY Resin Suncatchers
Purple Hues & Me | Sun Painting Bandana DIY
Decor Craft Design | DIY Summer Sunflower Sign
Crazy Little Love Birds | Creating Faux Stained Glass using plastic plates
Southern Sunflowers | Sunburst Artwork using Paper DIY
Christine’s Crafts | Easy Button Flowers for Home Decor
Don’t go yet! There’s more to see!
There’s plenty more to see here on the blog! If you’re looking for something specific, use the search box in the sidebar to look it up. If not, you might enjoy these ideas. Don’t have time to read them all now? That’s ok, just click over to the posts using the pictures and pin them for later. You can also add Life as a LEO Wife to your favorites and check back for new ideas and free printables and SVGs every Wednesday and Saturday, as well as link parties with tons of shared ideas on Sundays and Thursdays!