This week is Teacher Appreciation Week at my kid’s school. Some of the moms coordinated a snack delivery for each day. I volunteered for yesterday and then reality hit…I am not a cook. I came across all kinds of cute snack ideas online. They would have each taken me a very long time and still probably would have come out wonky. So, I opted for cute packaging. I’m not sure Mint Lifesavers qualify as a snack, but at least the presentation looked good. Right?
These cute little sewn packages are not an original idea. My friend Angie has sent me a few gifts wrapped this way. The first time I opened a box from her to find one of these inside, I was giddy. I’ve seen lots of other ideas online now for how to use them too. Here’s my take for a teacher’s gift.
- 8.5×11 paper
- decorative scrapbooking paper
- tags (printed on 8.5×11 paper) “Thank you for a wonderful year. You’ve been a lifesaver.”
Step 2: Using a straight stitch, sew the long side of the cut 8.5×11 paper. Instead of cutting the thread between each one, just keep going. When you are down, all you have to do is snip them apart. Saves a ton of time.
Step 4: Press the open end together (going the opposite direction of the bottom side. Layer tulle, tag, scrapbooking paper…stitch it closed. When you layer stuff, it can be a little bit of lots of random stuff…layering gives it that extra something.