So for Mothers' Day, of course I was all over it. I mean, my mom did give me life, and she's been pretty rad along the way; plus, she likes awesome stuff and is really easy to shop for. So easy in fact, I actually started months ago collecting all sorts of fun tags, tapes, pens, paper straws, plastic bows, etc. I really loved all the goodies I had collected, but I wasn't really looking forward to wrapping up everything individually (yikes), nor did I relish the idea of dumping them all in a bag (seemed a little lackluster for the co-captain of Team Raise Rachel).
The solution came from an unlikely source: The Dollar Tree. Yes, you're reading that right, I went to the dollar store and decided to wrap my lovely mother's gift in a 99 cent tupperware container.
1. First thing you're gonna see is holiday stuff. Right now, it's all 4th of July, my favorite holiday. Whelp. I had about 6 glitterly/metallic/fringed items in my hand before I even realized what I was doing. At this point, you need to embrace your holiday spirit but limit yourself to ONE ITEM ONLY. Trust me, seven firework taple top decorations are going to look a lot tackier in your home than you think.
2. By no means should you go into the party aisle. If you end up there by accident, and retreat is impossible, stay strong in your belief that you are a grown woman who doesn't need Lisa Frank stickers and notepads or a princess button. It's hard to grow up, but I have faith in you.
3. Do not buy the wrapping paper, it is thin and it will rip each and every time you try and wrap something. Do not buy the candles, they never burn properly. Do not buy the socks, they will not fit right and will be unrecognizable after the first wash. I know all this for a fact from very sad real world experiences (I really liked those socks. And that donut candle).
4. Do not buy any food you wouldn't normally buy at the grocery store (I'm looking at you, one dollar knock off Oreos). Always check the expiration dates.
Once you've emerged from the lions' den, it's time to embark on the far easier portion of this project. First step is to spray paint the bottom of your tupperware. I chose gold because gold is awesome, and that's also the only spray paint I own. Since spray paint can be a bit finicky with plastic, I recommend trying a small spray first to get a sense of how it covers. While that's drying, you can start on the lid.
With mucho love, Rachel