Wednesday, August 1, 2012
I recently saw a post on my friend Elizabeth's blog, Inspired Adventures, that inspired the birthday gift I put together for B.J.'s cousin's 11th birthday. In this post she talks about how she gifted a blank canvas and a set of pastels to her daughter's friend. I've put together many art themed gifts for kids before, but I had never thought about adding a canvas to the mix. A canvas seems like such a "real artist's" tool and I think a child would feel so motivated by that. Such a clever way to show a child that you take their art seriously enough to offer them a canvas as opposed to paper.
Instead of wrapping the gift in a bag like I normally do, I chose a fun, plastic box that could double as a tool box for art supplies. Inside I tucked a pallet, a set of acrylic paints and a set of paint brushes.
I sat the box on top of two blank canvases and tied it up with a pretty ribbon.
I hope Maddie enjoys her gift as much as I did putting it together. I can't wait to see what she creates! Thanks for the inspiration, Elizabeth! Pin It