Shannon Berrey

My college valentine

Friday, February 14, 2014

I started collecting items for Maris' Valentine package last month. College kids loooooove care packages and Maris always loves to celebrate holidays in a big way {well, let's face it, Maris does everything in a BIG way!!}. So, I put lots of care into filling her box with meaningful sweets.



I did a little watercolor painting {this is a real painting, not a waterlogue image!!} of her with one of her favorite sorority sisters, Marissa. I went off of an instagram pic of them tailgating at a State game. But, halfway in, I decided to place them in front of the Chi O house instead.   





I ordered the coolest instagram marshmallows from Boomf {fyi -- that's the sound they make when they fall through your letterbox! They are based in the UK so I guess 'letterboxes' are common there??} I first discovered them last year, but, at the time you could only access your own instagram feed. Since I wanted to use HER photos, that didn't work. But, as of last month, they now allow you to upload anybodies pics {!} so I ordered immediately!



You simply upload 9 instagram pics to their website and a week later, you get a cute box with a copy of your selected images and the 9 square marshmallows printed with your pics. {these are totally edible, fyi!}




Aren't these fun??!! If you have a college kid, you need to order these!




Underneath those marshmallows is a monogrammed clutch from my favorite local store HannaColes. {because it's not a holiday without a monogram} Done in NC State colors, of course. 




I think cute packaging can amp up the level of anything. Don't you love it when a boutique takes the time to wrap your items in tissue and seals it with a label?? Little details really do add extra value, even to little Valentine candies! I made little individual heart wraps for the chocolate lips. These are super easy to make.  These could be made out of wrapping paper, construction paper or kraft paper.   



I ordered Chi Omega cookie cutters and made sugar cookies that I decorated with icing. 



I bought all her favorite sweets -- the hot chocolate mix to go along with the instagram marshmallows, a chocolate owl {sorority mascot!}, jelly lifesavers that I topped with arrows {chopsticks that I turned into arrows with felt}, and little brown kraft boxes that I filled with Cadbury eggs {our favorite!!} and topped with glitter love.




I hope she knows how much she is loved!!




{if you follow me on instagram, you know I have been busy making heart decor for tomorrow nights high school Valentines Dance. Well, the snow has forced the dance to be postponed {super sad face} so I am not sure when I will get to show you all of the fun. Is it weird to decorate with hearts and arrows in March????} 







Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Post has no comments. blog comments powered by Disqus

Shannon Berrey Bio
I'm an artist, interior designer, wife and mom. Join me here as I share projects, ramblings, and inspirations.
connect Email Share
Follow Me on Pinterest

Follow by Email


Paint Party
sponsors sponsor
recent posts
Browse Home Office Products on Houzz- For Example:



legacy home builders
thanks for the mention

Decor Allure
The Nesting Place
ATL Homes and Lifestyles Mag
 From the Right Bank
 Living Life Outload
 Designing Domesticity
 Fieldstone Hill
 Effortless Style
 k.f.d. designs
 
Emily A. Clark
 leaf and letter handmade
 Cottage and Vine
Wendy Updegraff
sugarplum

Rambling Renovators

Tip Junkie

Sara's Art House

High Heeled Foot in the Door

Ohdeedoh



Knock Off Decor

studioten25

Room RX

One day at a time

Upscale Downhome

archive

    sponsors
    sponsor
    Shannon Berrey Design Blog

    Grab a Button