Leaving out small gifts for delivery drivers is the perfect way to say thank you during the busy holiday season.
It’s no secret that I’m a frequent online shopper, but last year during COVID, and this year, with our tiny new granddaughter in the NICU, online shopping has been our only option for purchasing not only holiday gifts, but necessities, too.
As a result, we get almost daily deliveries to our front porch. This project is an easy way to say thank you to all those delivery drivers who work so hard, especially at this time of year, to get those packages to us and make our lives just a little bit easier.
How to Make a Gifts for Delivery Drivers Display
I’ve had my gifts for delivery drivers treat basket out for a couple of years now, and have learned some lessons along the way.
The first year, I set the basket right on the porch, and some pesky animal got into it. Maybe a raccoon?
The second year, I elevated the basket onto a little table, but the wind kept knocking my sign down.
So this year, we created this simple, yet functional little post to attach the sign and hold it in place.
It’s nothing more than an 8″x8″x1″ piece of scrap wood for the base, with a 17″x1″x2″ piece of wood screwed into it from the bottom for the post.
I am partnering with the Dixie Belle Paint Company for this post. Painting supplies were generously provided to me by Dixie Belle, but all ideas and creations are my own.
The Garnet Gemstone Mousse is perfect for Christmas crafts! It’s just the right Christmas-y red color with a tiny bit of shimmer to it!
I allowed my basecoat of Garnet Gemstone Mousse to dry for about an hour, before using blue painter’s tape and Dixie Belle Chalk Mineral Paint in Caviar to create a fun checkerboard pattern.
A quick coat of Easy Peasy Spray Wax, and a nail for hanging the sign, and it was all done!
There are so many free printables you can find online for your sign, or you can make your own!
I printed mine out, placed it in a cheap Dollar Tree frame, and hung it off the nail. I also added a piece of double-sided table to the bottom of the frame to secure it even better from the wind.
Last year I used a galvanized tin bucket for my gifts for delivery drivers basket, but this year I used this vintage-looking sled.
Isn’t it cute?
I filled it with granola bars, protein bars, cookies, crackers, and other individually wrapped snacks. If you live in a warmer climate, water bottles or drink boxes might be nice, too, but here they would freeze solid!
Look how nice my DIY stand elevates the sign to just the right level behind the sled, and also secures it a bit more from the wind.
Although it’s hard to see in these pics, I like the way my checkerboard painted stand ties in with the other plaid ribbons.
Many thanks and Christmas wishes to all of the USPS, FedEx, Amazon, UPS and other delivery drivers this holiday season. Thank you for allowing me to devote my time and energy to my little family in need this season, and still keep life afloat.
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