Check out this fun and silly DIY project I found on Pinterest! How easy is this to make for your secret pal or office buddy?
He needs a little sunshine in his life! Why not make these wonderful sun cupcakes I found on Pinterest? (That link will take you to the right page so you can re-pin, follow, or visit the original designer.)
Here’s a little springtime poem you can include with your cupcake:
When the sky is clear
We know spring is near
May this little sun
Bring you lots of fun
And plenty of springtime cheer
Remember, if you use my stuff, it’s always nice to show your appreciation! Like it. Tweet it. Tell a friend. Thanks!
Here’s a generic Secret Pal birthday card. It’s free to print, as it’s my own design. My only request? Please like it on Facebook, add a link from your blog, pin it on Pinterest (with info about where it came from), and/or promote my website in some other way that suits you. Thanks!
I created this card and poem, so you can print it and attach it to a package of Skittles for your secret pal in April. I always appreciate when my readers and followers “like” my freebies and/or link to my blog and/or promote my site in any other way you can. Thanks!
Next month I’ll be posting an “April Showers” poem and card for the secret pal idea of the month. To set the stage for that spring poem, consider making a DIY umbrella for your secret pal. At this time of year, umbrellas can be found at discount stores, so this could be a relatively inexpensive gift for your secret pal.
I did a little research on Pinterest, and here are some great DIY umbrella ideas that I ran across:
- A black umbrella with painted-on white stripes
- Paint a funny saying on an umbrella
- Polka-dot umbrella
- Cover an umbrella with fabric
- Use a hole punch to make a lace umbrella
- Butterfly umbrella
- Modern art style umbrella
- Paint splatter umbrella
- Design your own umbrella from scratch
- Colorful hearts umbrella
- Stencil design umbrella
- Singing in the rain umbrella
As spring approaches, you can’t go wrong with an umbrella for your secret pal gift. And as I said, watch for next month’s “April Showers” poem and printable card for your secret pal as a clever follow-up!
p.s. If you need the card and poem early, just message me through my “Contact” form page. I’d be happy to send it to you as an attachment!
This is another image I ran across on Pinterest, but it originally came from an article in Country Living magazine. That link will provide you with the instructions for creating these cute little Valentine’s Day gifts for your secret pal or office buddy:
Visit Simply Sublime for more great DIY ideas like this one.
I’ve noticed that traffic to Secret Pal Teachers typically slows down quite a bit after the holidays. So from now on, I’ll be posting once a month instead of once a week.
There are lots of great Secret Pal ideas in the archives though, so be sure and come back to search for gift cards, bag and box patterns, and, of course, more gift ideas, whenever you’re in need of a gift for your Secret Pal or Office Buddy.
For January’s gift idea, how about these “melting” snowman cupcakes? This idea comes from Cake Central, where you can find some pretty amazing cake-making ideas. I stumbled across it via Pinterest though.
I can imagine filling a gift basket with Easter “grass” and plunking these guys on top of the greenery. Then maybe tape a little orange cardstock “sun” to the basket’s handle, to show that the snowmen are melting. How cute would that be?
In January, we all need a little sunshine, right?! ;)
Check out these holiday cupcakes from catchmyparty.com (I found them on Pinterest):
Wouldn’t these be great for your Secret Santa reveal party? That’s what I was thinking!
As Christmas day is just two weeks away, I thought it would be a good idea to offer a “reveal” poem. Now, if you’re new to Secret Santa/Silly Santa, you may not know what people are talking about when they say, “We’re going to meet for our big REVEAL” on Friday this week” (or whenever). Some Secret Santa or Silly Santa groups will go whole-hog on the big reveal, giving their Secret Santa a gift with a value of $20 or more. For other groups, it’s more important that you be clever about your “reveal” rather than spendy.
Either way, the poem I’ve posted below could be just what you need the day of the big reveal, although if your final gift is supposed to be a spendy one, you’ll need to attach the poem to a nice gift (like a CD of Christmas music or a Hickory Farms treat box or something like that).
What most groups do for their big reveal is meet somewhere (like a break room, staff room, or downtown at a coffee shop) to reveal who had whose name all through the Secret Santa / Silly Santa event. This means it’s the end of your Secret Santa / Silly Santa exchange, but it’s exciting to finally meet the person who was your Secret Santa / Silly Santa.
With that explained, here’s the poem I recommend for your big reveal gift:
Just take a look. This image shows the DIY Christmas card gift bag in all its stages of creation: