My mom's birthday was earlier this week. She's a Master Gardener and loves vintage stuff so I made her some of those junky faucet flowers that are all over Pinterest.
They're made out of a fork, a faucet handle, and a button, all put together with e6000 adhesive.
I didn't like any of the forks from my local thrift store and they weren't any cheaper than Target, so I got them there. Target has a 4 pack for $2 in my area. The faucet handles I got at both Lowe's and Home Depot. At Lowe's I only got 2 because I had to buy the whole fixture. Then I went to Home Depot and they have just the replacement wheels for $1.60 each so I got a few of those. The buttons I got at JoAnns. The e6000 I had on hand.
I wrapped them in bubble wrap and sent them off with the first pic above and a note that said, "I made you a few low maintenence perennials. Fell free to plant them in singles all over, in a bed together, or even give them away as floral picks in those potted plants and boquets you're always making people."
I also put this card in the box. I wanted to make her a new one but haven't had access to stamp room so I pulled this one out of my stash.
I think I wrote something like "here's to a few more years of plans" on the inside.
That was actually pretty quick and easy to do!