Sunday, July 31, 2011

"B" is for Birthday

A birthday present for the neighbor boy next door.

I made the personalized trug, click here to see the how-to post.

And then filled the trug with a sticker book of Bryce's favorite movie:

image via Dorling Kindersley

And a kid sized backpack I made personalized with a 'B':

Had I found Cars fabric I definitely would have used it.

For the how-to on the backpack click here.

Bryce's backpack is similar to the ones I previously made for our cousins:

With the exception that his has a magnetic purse closure:

Of course a snap would do the trick but the magnetic closure is SO much easier for kids.

We wrapped the sticker book, added the backpack and gathered it all up together with cellophane and ribbons.

Can't wait to see what Bryce puts in his trug!

Happy Birthday neighbor.

I'm linking up to:

Nifty Thrifty @ Coastal Charm
Tuesday Treasures @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Tutorials & Tips Tuesday @ Home Stories A to Z
Good Life @ A Beach Cottage
Delightfully Inspiring @ Delightful Order
Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Creek Cottage
Strut Your Stuff @ Somewhat Simple
Share Awesomeness Thur @ The 36th Avenue
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring
Tickled Pink @ 504 Main
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
Feathered Nest @ French Country Cottage
Whatcha Got Weekend @ Lolly Jane
SAS @ Funky Junk
Lovely Crafty Weekend @ Lovely Crafty Home
Weekend Wrap Up @ Tatertots & Jello
Sundae Scoop @ I Heart Naptime
Sister Sunday @ Sisters of the Wild West
Sunday Showcase Party @ Under the Table & Dreaming
Just Something I Whipped Up @ The Girl Creative
DIY Project Parade @ The DIY Showoff
Made by You Mondays @ Skip to My Lou
Making the World Cuter @ Making the World Cuter


  1. you are so thoughtful! sawyer and i share the same birthday, and it happens to be next week. just sayin'.
    ;) seriously a very cute gift!!!

  2. How sweet...and I have a Bryce and boy would he love getting a present like that! Great job!

  3. Those are perfect presents for a little boy! You do such great work, Jaime. Everything always looks so professionally done.

  4. Can I be your neighbor? Adorable!

  5. Another gorgeous project. Very clever and what a lucky boy.

  6. LOVE THIS!! I have 18 nieces and nephews and they would adore this :)

  7. I love this! I don't know a kid that wouldn't like getting this present. I came over from the hodgepodge life link party and I also posted a gift idea! Mine is for a baby shower though if you want to check it out!

  8. The backpack is adorable and the wrap-up is like the icing on the cake :) Great job.

    Saw your link on 'French Country Cottage'. I am hosting my first Link-up party - Tea Time Thursdays. Would be glad to see some of your awesome posts there. Hope to see ya at the party :)

  9. love the birthday suprise very cute sure to be loved

  10. Wow! I can tell you put so much time and effort into this!

    I'd love to have you visit our first linky party this Thursday! It's a party specifically for kids and teenagers craft and other ideas, so your idea will be absolutely perfect! Hope you'll stop by!