Sunday, June 7, 2009

Creative Pursuits

So, my cousin S. and her hubby both turned 50 recently and I wanted to acknowledge this milestone in some way. After much thinking, I came up with an idea: A Midlife Crisis in a Box!

Here's what I came up with:

It was surprisingly easy to find a cheetah-print box. The label I added myself.

Here's what it looked like inside the box:

Here is a close-up of some of the items:

Some temporary tattoos, some magnetic earrings that can be used anywhere you can get 'em to stick, and some red hair dye. I added a sticker to the red hair dye that said, "Nothing says 'Cougar on the prowl' like dyed red hair."

Of course, there had to a motorcycle and a sports car, right? Then, I found some silly things at the dollar store...I added a label to the "pocket volcano" that said, "Because you have to explain those hot flashes some how!" The boy and girl were original "grow your own law enforcement officer" (no respect to law enforcement, but huh?) and "grow your own best friend." (So sad!) I took them out of the original packaging and turned them into "grow your own boyfriend" and "grow your own girlfriend." So much more convenient than trolling in bars or online!

A midlife crisis so often opens up a whole can of worms, which I conveniently included. I just took a little tin intended for organizing scrapbooking supplies, filled it with gummy worms and slapped on a label. The "martini seeds" label says, "Plant seeds in glass of vodka or gin. Fertilize with vermouth." Then there is the Po' Boy Brand Viagra for "when your get up and go has got up and went." It's full of green M&Ms.

My favorite part was the do-it-yourself plastic surgery kit. It's duct tape. The label on the bottom has instructions which say "For liposuction, breast reduction, tummy tuck: Wrap tape around offending body part 'til it don't stick out so far. For face lift or breast life: Hike offending body part back up where it used to be and secure with tape."
I feel kind of bad because I'm not sure my cousin liked the gift that much. But I had a great time putting it together!


Robin Thomas: A Nest With a View said...

I think this will be THE hit of the party! Well done Miss Crafty Giftmasterson!

Anjolcake said...

I love this! You're so creative and crafty!

Anonymous said...

Clever, martini seeds.