Monday, July 16, 2012

DIY Thank You Gift-Pocketful of Sunshine

I love a good, simple project.

Don’t you? Well, last week I was trying to come up with a little something to give my 8 roomies at EVO Conference.

I needed 8 of whatever I came up with, so it had to be cheap & easy.

I had seen some cute ideas on pinterest using yellow stuff & I loved them!  I made my own twist using small yellow things. Who doesn’t love a happy gift?

how to make a pocket full of sunshine with sassy style redesign

The whole time that I was making these, I kept singing I got a pocket, got a pocketful of sunshine!

Now, you are going to have this song in your head for the rest of the day.

You are so welcome!


Now tell me, Who would not want to get this?

I know that it would make me smile.

I guarantee that it will make you smile as well!

I know that you are just dying to learn how to make one…


Supplies needed:

a pocket full of sunshine .. full supplies list

Think Yellow!


-Lemon heads-Small & Large

-Chicklets gum

-Now & later’s

Yellow Post it Notes (Dollar Store)

Darling Yellow/Gray mechanical pencil

Yellow and white straws

Indiv. Packet of Lemonade

Cellophane bag

Yellow Washi Tape

Small ,jewelry size ziplock bag (for the little lemon heads)


I needed to make 8 of these. So, I was thinking of the cheapest way possible to put these together. I have a local, super cool store called,  Smith & Edwards. They have penny candy and so it was the perfect place to find my little, yellow candies.

a pocket full of sunshine .. suppllies 2

I also headed to the Dollar Store. I picked up my Lemonade, large box of Lemon heads and Post it notes here. Oh, & I got the yellow shred here as well.

a pocket full of sunshine .supplies

Last but not least, I went to Target and hit up the dollar spot. This is where I found the cutest yellow & gray mechanical pencils.

Oh wait, one more thing. The cutest yellow striped straws were from Pick Your Plum. If you have never been to their site,  they are a daily deal site that has the cutest stuff! Check it out..often.

 a pocket full of sunshine .. pick your plum straws

I already had the cellophane bags and washi tape.

I needed to find something to put the small lemon heads in. I used some small, jewelry size, mini zip lock bags. I am sorry, I have no idea what they are called. I do, however, know that you can pick them up at Wal-mart or any craft store.

a pocket full of sunshine .. lemond heads

I don’t have a picture of this step, but I added some cute paper to the top. Just something simple to hide the staples.  Instead of putting the stuff in the bag with the bottom seam on the bottom (does that make sense?)

I flipped the bag on it’s side and filled it that way. I did this so the little things would stay where I put them.

a pocket full of sunshine .. anatomy

The whole pocket cost about $1.25 each to make.

Cheap and simple! You know, my 2 favorite words when it comes to crafting!

a pocket full of sunshine ..finished pkg.

While I was putting these together, my kids thought that it would be super fun to take spazzy pictures of themselves. I love my crazy, picture happy kids!

pocketfull of sunshine craziness

I hope that you try your hand at making your own Pocket Full of Sunshine. I promise that you can’t help but smile, when you give or receive one.

Happy Creating!

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  1. Tausha- I cannot even tell you enough... on how cute and creative those were. Totally my favorite. I so appreciate you and your family's hospitality and letting me stay in your darling comfy "clean" home. Your girls are so darling too. Lots of love, jen

  2. So fun Tausha! I love the yellow- and think these would be fun for anytime. :)

  3. Amazing what some candy can do to boost the spirits! You are so thoughtful, have a good eye and a good idea. Thanks for sharing it. It's so doable, and who wouldn't love it! I'm following now. Hope you'll stop over and visit me at Quirky Vistas and consider doing the same.

    1. Thank you so much Liz! I agree, candy makes everything better!
      I am coming to visit now!

  4. Love this idea. i've seen the sunshine boxes and I did try and make one for a friend's brother that got hurt once, but I like the "pocket" idea better because it's easier to fill up. I pinned this!

    -All Grown Up Parties

  5. I'm really excited to be following your cute site! I'm a new follower and would love if you followed me back to check out some of the cute nursery and baby shower designs I feature!

    1. Thank you so much! I did check out your site and you have some crazy skills!

  6. So cute! Makes me happy just looking at it.

  7. Hello Tausha,
    I am going to make a few of these “Pocketful of Sunshine” gifts. This is such a clever idea, and yes it did put a smile on my face. ;o)
    Smiles, Paula

    1. So glad Paula! Yes, make more than a few. I promise that you will find lots of people to give them too.

      Thanks for coming by!

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  9. OH yes...definitely your newest follower! I love your Pocketfull of Sunshine...and now I can't get that song out of my head ;)

    1. Thanks so much Tonii! Sorry about the song...

  10. Thrilled to be a recipient of this!! LOVE!

  11. What a great idea - so bright and happy!!!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  12. Tausha - These are such a cute idea - LOVE it!!!

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