Bento box ideas 7.

I was a bit behind with publishing posts, but now I can show you a nice list of bento boxes made in July and August. Besides the fresh veggies and fruits I fell in love with baked tomato.

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FessNeki újra / Let’s paint again

A múltkori nagy sikerű festő alkalom után újra látogatást tettem a FessNekiben. Mivel a falfelületeink szabad területe korlátozott, a kép ezúttal ajándékba készült. Így két legyet ütöttem egy csapásra: kellemesen, kreatívan töltöttem az időt, miközben egyedi ajándék is készült egy családtagnak.

After the fun painting session at FessNeki last time, I visited the place again. This time the painting I made was to be a gift for a family member, since we are running out of free space on our walls. This way I got two for one: I spent my time in a fun and creative way and a unique gift was prepared at the same time.

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Wedding gift – homemade jars

These days couples prefer to receive banknotes as wedding gift rather than other presents, there is no problem with that. We can try to wrap it up in a creative way or we can attach something that makes the whole more personal.

We were invited to a couple’s wedding who are in love with our home made ketchup. Every time we meet they ask for a jar. It was obvious we were going to give them some ketchup on their big day, not only a jar but a little selection. Instead of ketchup you can think of jam, preserves, syrup, whatever homemade goodie with a relative long shelf life. It can be well personalised and it won’t take up place in their apartment for a very long time.

First step was to embellish the jars. I used some patterned fabric I had at hand and some twine. We made little labels saying “a little bit of happiness”, a little bit of laughter” etc.

jars

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Wallet insert with a photo

There is a superstition that when you give a wallet as a gift it shouldn’t be empty to avoid bad financial luck. Either you keep this tradition or just want to place a photo in the wallet of a loved one, it is a fun idea to do it in the form of a real-looking credit card.

Once the idea is there, work with it according to your skills and possibilities:

  • Image processing: whatever software you are comfortable with. If you are not too experienced in this area, it is also possible to use MS Word or Power Point to layer the elements (name of the cardholder, name of the bank, card number, expiration date, background).
  • Printing: it works when you print it on normal paper and glue it on a cardstock, but it is also possible to print it as a photo. The official size of a credit card is 54*86 mm; it is recommended to apply to make sure it will fit in the pocket of the wallet.
  • Sides: the main thing is the front, it is enough to make that side. If you want a more ‘real’ look, make the back as well and glue them together.

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