A few years back, my brother and I were chatting about what made the perfect gift for someone who has everything.
His advise? Consumable.
And how true is that? No extra clutter to be had once it’s gone!
My mom loved to eat out, so for many years, she received a gift certificate to her fav dinner place. It always worked.
But I’ll admit, if someone wanted to gift me with something, you could never go wrong with GOOD, (heavily consumable I might add) coffee!
When I came back from Maui, I brought a boat load of Kona Coffee (oh my gosh, I found it on Amazon! This stuff is the BEST!) back with me. But once that was (way too quickly) gone, I decided to visit a local roaster, called The Back Porch, in Harrison Hot Springs, BC, Canada.
I asked him how I could claim the best deal, and he suggested purchasing 5 lbs at a time. So I did!
I’ve been in coffee Heaven since! And I haven’t missed Kona at ALL!
It’s well worth it to find a good, local roaster for your java fix. The coffee I use to drink all the time tastes like mud in comparison.
So… dear coffee lover givers, this Coffee themed toolbox is a GREAT gift idea, because it’s cute, productive, and will carry the kinda gold a coffee addict
Plus, I get a chance to tell you about a new Old Sign Stencil just launched!
And don’t worry… I won’t be showing a stencil project every day. I just need to showcase the newly launched ones, so those visiting the store can see the project in its home base.
So… let’s make this thing!
1. Make a toolbox.
I prefer my toolboxes super rustic, made from reclaimed wood fence boards and heavy branches for handles. Plus they’re free!
I’ve written several posts on how I make these…
How to make a picket branch handled toolbox – easiest to understand
Everyone loves coasters. And I can’t tell you how easy these are to make, and how fun they are to personalize! I like to cut the chunks of wood extra big so they hold those beefy mugs.
a) Cut scrap wood to desired size.
b) Sand, decorate or paint, and protect with a clear matte spray (Amazon affiliate link) or one I love that doesn’t change the tone of the wood, Miss Mustard Seed’s Furniture Wax. (Amazon affiliate link)
Toolboxes look cute plain too. But show a coffee lover the word COFFEE on something and watch them go a little squirrely… so, I chose Homestead Blend Coffee.
And saved the mug and the Served Here for the coasters.
Christmas Blend Hot Cocoa, 5 Lb Bags. is a mix and match stencil, that chimes in with Christmas Blend Hot Cocoa. So you can get everyday or Christmas as signs or grain sacks. Perfect for the indecisive types… like me!
Yesterday, I showed you Christmas Blend as a coffee grain sack pillow HERE.
And here’s a little Christmas goin’ on!
But I dare you to make one for yourself too!
Visit more Old Sign Stencil projects HERE.