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The Happy Artisan Gift Box – SOLD OUT

WOW Thank you so much to my loyal customers for a successful SELL OUT of the very first “The Happy Artisan Gift Box” – it was a resounding success. If you aren’t quite sure what The Happy Artisan Gift Box is read on….and if you missed out on the limited quantity this time, the next one will go up for pre-ordering on August 01, 2021 -Don’t worry I’ll send reminders when the time gets closer.

Pictures of what was inside the Spring edition of “The Happy Artisan Gift Box” can be seen below (before the FAQs section).

I am so very Happy and excited to introduce “The Happy Artisan Gift Box ” – What is it exactly you ask? The Happy Artisan Gift Box is a small batch, hand curated, gift box for people who love beautifully made artisan goods, crafted by hand in small towns in Alberta Canada.

It connects the happiness of creating beautiful things with the happiness of receiving them.  Every box is a surprise. The Happy Artisan Gift Box is a curated seasonal gift box. Your box will be a surprise each time and will include quality goods from 5-8 items.  The box supports individual makers and puts money back into families and communities in rural Alberta. The items range from home goods to natural bath and body products, to jewellery and art, to gourmet food and other unique items. There is a focus on products that are consumable and environmentally responsible, and packaging is kept to a minimum for all boxes.

The Happy Artisan combines the delight of a surprise gift with the benefits of shopping locally and the convenience of shopping online. Bonus items are occasionally made available to add on to your box.

  • Spring/Summer box available for pre-order on April, 20 – ships in May – SOLD OUT            
  • Fall box available for pre-order in August 01 – ships in September.                       
  • Christmas box available for pre-order TBA

Be sure to check out the Gift Shop for full details and to meet the Artisans. This first box has been so much fun to create and I can’t wait to get started on the next one.

*Be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on any future Happy Boxes! Go ahead what are you waiting for – go now…

In case you need more information here are some:

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this a subscription box?
No not yet, I will be looking at offering that option in the future.

What’s in the box?
Each box contains 5-8 items created by makers in small towns in Alberta. There are different items in each box and it’s designed as a surprise. I won’t post spoilers but I will post pictures of the items and the box contents after the boxes have shipped. I hope you love everything, but gifting items also brings happiness, so feel free to gift away any items that aren’t to your taste.

Can I send a box as a gift?
Happy Artisan boxes make great gifts – for the holidays, birthdays, employee appreciation (those work from home folks deserve some extra recognition!) even ‘just because’ or thank you gifts.

How do you ship?
Local delivery(small fee if delivered within 50kms)- outside of this the box will need to be shipped. Local pickup is available (located in Legal, Alberta). If you’d like your box shipped I use Canada Post. At this time I am only able to ship boxes within Canada.

Who are the artisans? All contributors are selected by me to ensure I am working with a variety of artisans and makers and to ensure a good variety of items go into each box. To meet the artisans be sure to check out their bios.

The Happy Artisan Gift Box

I am so very Happy and excited to introduce “The Happy Artisan Gift Box ” – What is it exactly you ask? The Happy Artisan Gift Box is a small batch, hand curated, gift box for people who love beautifully made artisan goods, crafted by hand in small towns in Alberta Canada.

It connects the happiness of creating beautiful things with the happiness of receiving them.  Every box is a surprise. The Happy Artisan Gift Box is a curated seasonal gift box. Your box will be a surprise each time and will include quality goods from 5-8 items.  The box supports individual makers and puts money back into families and communities in rural Alberta. The items range from home goods to natural bath and body products, to jewellery and art, to gourmet food and other unique items. There is a focus on products that are consumable and environmentally responsible, and packaging is kept to a minimum for all boxes.

The Happy Artisan combines the delight of a surprise gift with the benefits of shopping locally and the convenience of shopping online. Bonus items are occasionally made available to add on to your box.

  • Spring/Summer box available for pre-order on April, 20 – ships in May               
  • Fall box available for pre-order in August 01 – ships in September.                       
  • Christmas box available for pre-order TBA

Be sure to check out the Gift Shop for full details and to meet the Artisans. This first box has been so much fun to creat and I can’t wait to get started on the next one.

Once the Spring/Summer (May) box has shipped and the lucky recipients have opened their boxes – pictures of what was inside will be posted.

*Be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on any future Happy Boxes! Go ahead what are you waiting for – go now…

In case you need more information here are some:

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this a subscription box?
No not yet, I will be looking at offering that option in the future.

What’s in the box?
Each box contains 5-8 items created by makers in small towns in Alberta. There are different items in each box and it’s designed as a surprise. I won’t post spoilers but I will post pictures of the items and the box contents after the boxes have shipped. I hope you love everything, but gifting items also brings happiness, so feel free to gift away any items that aren’t to your taste.

Can I send a box as a gift?
Happy Artisan boxes make great gifts – for the holidays, birthdays, employee appreciation (those work from home folks deserve some extra recognition!) even ‘just because’ or thank you gifts.

How do you ship?
Local delivery(small fee if delivered within 50kms)- outside of this the box will need to be shipped. Local pickup is available (located in Legal, Alberta). If you’d like your box shipped I use Canada Post. At this time I am only able to ship boxes within Canada.

Who are the artisans? All contributors are selected by me to ensure I am working with a variety of artisans and makers and to ensure a good variety of items go into each box. To meet the artisans be sure to check out their bios.

Thrifted Easter Decorations

As the years go by, I seem to be pairing down on my holiday and seasonal decorating. However, that doesn’t stop me from picking up a few new thrifted items when the next occasion comes along.

I recently found a “new to me” thrift store and I purchased the following items which I incorporated into my Easter decorating scheme.

This was in the scarf section but I liked the size and the colors and thought it would be the perfect table runner. It cost $1.00

I found this large pink doily and thought it would look great with the scarf – only $1.00

Of course I needed an Easter basket and some eggs and as a bonus I found a cute little bunny to top off the whole thing. Another $1.50

The napkins were the last thing I bought for the kitchen and they cost $3.00 for four napkins. My total cost for my Easter Tablescape was $7.00 – definitely won’t break the bank.

I put a few other items around the house….the only other new item was the felted sheep.

That little adorable felted sheep was a whopping $0.50

The other items shown are things purchased from past years. I think it’s enough Easter decorating for me for this year.

Have you decorated for Easter this year or in the past? How much do you do? One room, two rooms etc and which rooms? Leave a comment and let me know – would love to hear from you.

Thrifted Easter decorations – it’s A Wandafulthing!

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Quick & Easy Valentine’s Day Tablescape

Like many others across the country, I will not be celebrating Valentine’s Day outside my home by going out to a fancy restaurant with Mr. HANDY. We will stay in, cook dinner and watch a movie, not much different from most nights but just to do something a little special, I decided to make a quick and easy (and inexpensive) Valentine’s Day tablescape using items from the Dollarama. The total for the above tablescape was under $7.00.

Instead of using a tablecloth I decided to make my own table runner from paper and craft paint. I used some leftover craft paper from a roll of craft paper from IKEA and red craft paint from Dollarama. Using a foam paint brush I simply painted XOX and OXO in lines from one end of the runner to the other.

In the centre I added a red valentine candle holder, a red pillar candle and heart shaped candy to the candle holder. I already had the candle and holder.

Plastic champagne glasses featuring XO were filled with heart shaped candy. Paper plates featuring hearts were perfect for serving the Little Debbie Chocolate Shaped Valentine cakes. I folded the red napkins to look like envelopes and tucked heart love messages into each one. To complete the look foiled wrapped heart shaped chocolates were scattered all over the table.

A quick and easy and definitely inexpensive Valentine’s Day tablescape is A Wandaful Thing!

Do you make your own Valentine decorations or create a tablescape? I’d love to see see some pictures.

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Easy DIY Valentine Crafts

Ditch Store-Bought Cards and Make These Cool Valentine’s Day Treats Instead
“I Dig You” Treat Bags

Pack these goodie bags with chocolate drops and gummy worms to resemble the great outdoors. Fill sandwich bags with “dirt” (e.g. a handful of Hershey’s Chocolate Drops), a few gummy critters, and a toy shovel. Write a “punny” message on a heart-shaped tag (or cut your own from a brown paper bag), then attach with twine.

i dig you valentines treat bags

Check out this pink baby’s breath heart wreath by the house that lars built – full tutorial here

 
Heart Vase – another amazing craft by the house that lars built – I’m crushing on these guys right now.  Make love grow on trees with this simple craft that requires little more than a few cutout hearts and tree branches that are spray-painted white.

valentine's-Day-branch-tree-677-birds

Here is a great alternative to candy – Succulent Valentines

There’s no such thing as too many succulents. If you are lucky enough to be able to host a get together this year, why not send your guests home with these adorable painted pots.Little succulent plants, what a sweet and easy Valentine's Day gift!

If you want to know how to make them head on over to the blog a night owl.

Valentine Chocolate sugar cookies…who knew? There’s just something about a chocolate sugar cookie. Chocolate is the perfect flavor for Valentine’s Day and these adorable little heart cookies will make your valentine so happy. Let me tell you they are delicious, and in this display you can even eat the dish. For recipe and how to click here.

Here’s a fun — and super thrifty — way to fill blank wall space. Plus, it’s appropriate enough to leave up year-round. Instructions here.

Make this yarn-wrapped heart wreath for under $10. Perfect for a Valentine's Day gift idea!

This Valentines DIY Table Runner Is A Simple Way To Bring Valentine’s To Your House. VERY simple decor idea, just some DollarTree foam hearts and glue.

This Valentines DIY Table Runner is a simple way to bring Valentine's to your house, or a kid's party.

 

Easy peasy yarn wrapped hearts. Print out and cut out heart shape (you can download at this link); trace onto cardboard and cutout. Use a piece of masking tape to tape end of yard to cardboard heart. Wrap yarn randomly around the cardboard heart. Continue until cardboard is completely covered. When covered, cut off yarn and then loop the end through another piece of yarn and knot. Cut off excess yarn and you are done.

Neutral Valentine Day Craft Idea - Yarn Wrapped Hearts

Great easy DIY Valentine crafts are A Wandaful Thing. If you make any of them, please be sure to share.

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