March 6, 2012

St. Patrick's Day Treat for Teachers {Free Printable}

Being a former teacher, I know how simple little gifts of appreciation can brighten your day. That being the case, I try to do things for Manny's MDO teachers for most holidays. My sister showed me this idea here and I thought it'd be the perfect St. Patrick's Day gift for a teacher. Since these next 2 weeks are absolutely crazy for us, I actually planned ahead and put them together last night. (That, and the fact that I wanted to eat the leftover candy.) Here's the scoop if you want to make these too.

What you need:
--Rainbow Twizzlers (you can find them at Walgreen's, Wal-Mart, and sometimes Target)
--Gold individually wrapped Rolos
--ziplock bags (I used quart size)
--container/box to put everything in (I got my little baskets from the Dollar Spot at Target.)
--basket filler (optional)

1. Pick out a red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple twizzler, and place them in a ziplock bag. Then I just wrapped the excess of the bag around the back side of the package. Also? I didn't notice til I saw these pictures - but I have my rainbow backwards. It's killing my OCD to not retake the pictures, but I'm not giving in. I will rearrange this before giving it to his teachers though. :)
2. Fill the basket with some shred paper, unless you want to fill the whole basket with candy. These baskets actually hold a LOT of candy, so I filled them about halfway with shred paper before adding the Rolo's.

3. Print out the tag, punch the corner, and tie it on with a ribbon. If your basket doesn't have a handle, just prop it in the basket by the Twizzlers. I made 2 different versions of the tag - one for a teacher, and then a generic one in case you wanted to give it to a friend, coworker, child, etc. You can download the My Teacher is a Treasure tags here or the You are a Treasure tags here.

Happy Tuesday! :)


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19 comments:

  1. Loooooooove!!! I also try to do things for my kids teachers and this is the perfect little gift!! Again, you always amaze me how creative you are

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  2. This is very cute! You are so creative.

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  3. Adorable! You are always so on top of it!

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  5. So cute - love the idea. Saving this for when Lyla starts preschool next year! BTW, what font is the word Lucky in? I've seen it so many places and love it!

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  6. love love love it...and as a teacher the chocolate will be a hit!!!

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  7. OMG, going to Target today!! PRESH!!!!!!!!!!!

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  8. I *LOVE* this idea!!!! How cute!!! =)

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  9. great idea! thank you for sharing friend!!! :) hope you're well!!

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  10. I just stumbled across your blog and this is SO cute! What a kind thing to do :)

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  11. This is super cute! I love the rolos! Much better than gold coins! Thanks so much for the printable too! Looking forward to making these!

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  12. I love this! Definitely saving it for the future! You are seriously so creative and thoughtful!
    p.s. speaking of being creative and thoughtful, I gave you an "Award" on my blog today! I know those can be a little annoying, so feel free to ignore it if you don't have the time to respond! :)

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  13. Thanks for the inspiration and for not minding that I totally copied you. My kids teachers benefit from your creativity!

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  14. I don't even have words, girl...

    Thank you!!

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  15. This is such a fun and cute idea! I love it!

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