Spreading Some Cheer

We thought it would be fun to spread some cheer around our neighborhood this afternoon. So we made up these darling goody bags. Emily dipped the end of a cork in some red paint to make the cherries, and I helped fill in the stems.

While we waited for the paint to dry, we went to pick some fresh cherries at a local farm. It is the final days of cherry picking season around here, so they had reduced the price to just $2 per pound!!

Emily picked many, many cherries! When we got home, the paint was completely dry and we were ready to assemble the goody bags. We used red lunch bags from Target.
Now we have several deliveries to make… fun!


  1. SO fun!

  2. very cool!

  3. Mama King says

    Wow what a great activity! Your creativity never ceases to amaze me!

  4. OMG I wish we had a cherry picking place, Lu would love it! Good idea with the cork, I have a ton of them , now I can put them to use πŸ™‚

  5. MaryAnne says

    This is so cute, and you have some very lucky neighbors πŸ™‚

  6. aprilfoolwed says

    I wish I was your neighbor! What a thoughtful little gift!

  7. Wish I were your neighbor! What a great gift. Nothing beats fresh cherries, but I've never heard of pick your own cherries. That sounds fabulous!

  8. What a nice idea! I'm sure the recipients were thrilled.

  9. *-cipi-* says

    Lovely idea!

  10. What an adorable idea! I wish we had cherries around here to pick… I guess you could do the same thing with baked goods or whatever. I'm going to file this idea away for neighbor Christmas gifts πŸ™‚

  11. Night Owl Mama says

    very cute Idea luv your pictures

  12. sunnymama says

    How lovely! I would love to be your neighbour πŸ™‚

  13. @ Sherry — Oh, it is so much fun to go cherry picking, and we are so fortunate to have a beautiful orchard near us. The same orchard offers pick your own peaches and apples too (at different times of the year, of course). We love it!

  14. @ Amanda — Baked goods is another great idea! We had some neighbors who really needed a little cheering up, and Emily loved this activity very much. πŸ™‚

  15. Val in the Rose Garden says

    Oooooooooo… those look so good! I bet you had lots of happy goodie recipiants (is that how you spell that? I am completely exausted. lol!)


  16. I can't wait until next strawberry season (no cherries around here) – what fun it will be!

  17. What a fabulous idea. We don't have a lot of berry picking farms local to us, but we could substitute making cookies.

  18. I love this, I will be borrowing t for my prescool class.

  19. Andrea (ace1028) says

    Love it! I definitely will be trying this with my daughter. How fun!

  20. @ jennwa — What a great idea to do with a preschool class! I bet the kids will love it!!

    @ Ticia — That sounds fabulous! It's all about spreading the joy, so have fun!!

    @ Andrea — Hope you guys enjoy it as much as we did, if not more. I would love to hear about it!

  21. The Magic Onions says

    What a basket of cherries! They look so yummy… bet they didn't last long.
    And I love how you crafted with your kids about cherries.
    Blessings and magic.