I pretty much hit jackpot. Not only did I pick the swellest guy on the planet to snag as my own, he came with a swell family. One of my favorite inherited in-law traditions is the Christmas stocking stuffer gift exchange.
Here’s da rules:
- Don’t spend more than $2 per person.
- Buy something for everyone.
- Wrap them haphazardly (which took training… I really wanted to put everything in nice neat boxes with decorative bows).
- Jam them in the appropriate stockings when no one is looking.
Then on Christmas morning we take turns opening our two-dollar treasures, and trying to guess who they’re from.
Well, this one was easy. Last Christmas the aforementioned super-swell husband gave me the world’s tiniest canvases, and I knew right away they were from him. Okay, actually, I can’t remember if I guessed him right away. I may have guessed my sister-in-law. But the canvases were from my husband because he’s swell. They’re so tiny, I just want to pinch them and hug them and love them and keep them forever. So cute! Now what the heck do you do with two-inch canvases?
Then I created a background to pull them all together by wrapping fabric around cardboard from a box of Honey Bunches of Oats (Love that stuff. With almonds.).
Then I just hot-glued the little suckers straight to the background.
I used plain straight pins to tack the whole thing to the wall above our trusty key hooks (using my trusty girl-hammer).
Something sweet and small like this would also be great above a light switch, but since that’s my new favorite place to hang things, I’ve pretty much used up all that real estate around here.