Here’s another idea I saw in blogland that I just had to try!
I got my inspiration from a fabulous blog called Blue Cricket Design. If you haven’t been there, you need to go check it out.
How cute is that? You can read about it here.
I thought this would be a great idea for teacher gifts. With four kids, I have a lot of teachers that I need to buy presents for. So I try not spend a lot of money on teacher gifts, but I do try to put some thought in it.
I was an elementary school teacher for 6 years, and received many gifts from my students, many of which I still have today. I can honestly say that it wasn’t the gift that mattered most, but the thought! One of my favorite gifts was a 12 pack of diet coke! The mom of one of my students knew how much I loved them, so she got me some.
So if the gifts are small, why not dress them up a bit!
Here’s what I did…
Then I opened up the bottom of the can with a can opener, emptied out the soup, (in other words…I ate it.), then rinsed and cleaned out the inside of the can. (I even rinsed it with a little bit of bleach and let it sit out over night to dry to make sure I got rid of any “soup” smell.)
Then I bought some cute Christmas paper at Hobby Lobby, 50% off, of course!
I cut it the same size of the can, wrapped it around the can, and secured it with my hot glue gun.
Next, I filled the can with some candy and a gift card.
Here are some other ideas of things you could put in the can:
*pair of earrings, or a piece of jewelry
*nail polish, nail clippers, etc.
*lipstick, chapstick, makeup, etc.
*a key chain
I could go on and on….the possibilities are limitless!
After you fill the can with goodies, hot glue the bottom of the can back on. It really does stay shut!
Then add a bunch of fancy ribbons to the top. I used some I already had at home and a couple that I bought at Hobby Lobby.
I added a little tag that says “pull my tab”.
And I’m done! I think my sons’ teachers will love receiving this and opening it up. I know I would!!!
I know I could have just bought a gift bag to put the gift in, but it wouldn’t have been near as much fun to open!
I am linking this little project to all my favorite little places…
Have a blessed day!