Easy peasy lemon squeezy: “you can do it” gift tag
Four years ago I ran my first marathon. It was one of the most challenging and most rewarding things I’ve ever done. Nine months before that, my second set of twins were almost a year old, and I really wanted to get back in shape. My best friend asked me if I wanted to do a half marathon, and I actually laughed! I’ve always played sports, but pretty much had the mentality that there was no reason to run unless you were chasing a ball. :) I decided to take her up on it, and in ten weeks, I ran my first half marathon. Then the crazy idea to run a marathon became a reality just six months later. In nine months I went from running a couple of miles to running a full marathon, and while I’m not the fastest girl out there, I did discover what I can do when I make a goal and work hard. I absolutely know that I couldn’t have done it without the support of my family, without my best friend (some of our long runs will forever be a part of my fondest memories), or without my closest friends cheering me on.
The day of the race, one of those wonderful friends gave us the cutest gift. I was feeling so nervous, and just that small and simple gesture gave me a boost that I so appreciated. Yes, it was kind of cheesy, but I loved it, and now when I want to cheer someone on, give them a little boost, and remind them that “you can do it”, this is a gift I love to give.
It’s so simple to put together, and SO adorable! Does someone you know have a big game, performance, concert, test, speech or other life event coming up? Give them a little extra boost to show your support with this free printable gift tag!
I like to use these containers of Crystal Light–either the Pink Lemonade or Lemonade–but you can also use any kind of lemonade or lemon drink. The old-fashioned bottles of lemonade are also super cute, if you can find them! I use a little piece of washi tape to attach a couple of cutey-cute paper straws to the side, and I just love it!
You could also do a lemon treat–like lemon cookies or lemon bars–and tie them up in a cute bag or box with the tag. How about lemon drops in a milk bottle or mason jar? Anything lemon would be adorable!
To use the tag: download the PDF file below, and print on to white card stock. Cut around the polka dots, punch a hole in the corner or top, and use ribbon or baker’s twine to tie it on to your lemonade. I also distressed the edges with Distress Ink (affiliate link), which is one of my favorite things–I use it all the time!
I also love these fun friendship tags! Show a friend or family member how much you love them!
Kierste Wade is a published author, blogger, and mom to six. With more than 20 years DIY and project experience, she has been sharing ideas on her blog since 2009. Focusing on simple and doable projects, she loves to share attainable ideas for all things home, holidays, and family. Kierste has been featured on Better Homes and Gardens, HGTV, American Farmhouse Magazine (print and online) Taste of Home, Country Living, and more.
Good for you to run!!! I am a walker (fast) but I have tried running several times and just get out of breath too easily. I would be one of those on the side, cheering you on!! :-) Thanks for the great idea and the download – will have make a couple of these for my friends!
I love walking too! And you are welcome—glad you like it! Thanks so much for stopping by!! xoxo
I love your site! Thank you. I am having trouble getting your download, it states, “Error” and references the site is no longer available. Could you send me those cute downloads please. The ones I am referencing to were designed July 9 and refer to color Blue, Yellow and can’t remember the first color. So CUTE! Thanks
sorry found them :)
Glad you found them!!! Is everything okay with the error message?