Hobbies: Soothe ill loved one with ‘get well soon’ tray

Dena Fishbein
Tribune News Service

This project is the perfect pick-me-up to give to those who are under the weather this winter. Surprise them with a tray of honey, lemon, tea and cough drops with pretty packaging and a nice note to brighten up their day!


Box lid

Pretty patterned paper

Tea mug

Coordinating ribbon

Tea bags

Cough drops



Rubber cement




1. Trace each side of your box lid onto the backside of your crafting paper with a pencil. Measure the inside bottom of your box and cut out a coordinating paper according to that measurement.

2. Using rubber cement or any paper craft glue, attach your paper pieces onto your box. We decided to keep it simple and only cover the outside and the bottom of the inside of our box lid.

3. Gather all of your get well ingredients and place on the tray.

4. Tie the ribbon on the mug for a cheery touch.

For our get well soon tray, we used paper from our Embellish by Dena Little Azalea Collection for Darice. The mug is the Anika mug by Dena Designs for Zrike Dinnerware. We used the pretty Ikat in pink ribbon from our Tangier ribbon collection for Renaissance Ribbons.

Dena Fishbein is the designer and artist behind many home, gift and paper products found at your favorite stores. To ask her how to embellish anything, visit her blog at denadesigns.com.