Saturday, December 15, 2012

Teacher gift idea

It's been our first year at our homeschool co-op, and I'm regularly amazed at what these amazing moms manage to accomplish for their own children and for mine, so I wanted to give them a small token of Gayner appreciation. But what can I do that is simple, inexpensive, homemade and not another baked item? Pinterest to the rescue!

I had pinned this recipe to make Crock Pot Lotion Bars ages ago, and when I saw how easy it was and how many it made, I knew this was the perfect opportunity to give it a try.

I was able to order everything I needed from Amazon, and the crock pot liners were from the supermarket. My cupcake tins are actually silicone, which means I didn't need the liners and they still popped right out!
 I went and bought some of these perfectly-sized containers from the dollar store (10 for $1)...
...wrapped them in clear cellophane wrapping paper and tied with a ribbon and a homemade label...
...and the job was done! In fact, it was even easier than that, since I had one kid wrap the containers, one kid tie the ribbon and one kid add the label. We totally rock the assembly-line production.

All the teachers loved their gifts, and I was so happy to be able to show our family's appreciation for them without killing myself with all the making. Success.

1 comment:

Kelley Wilson said...

Thanks so much for sharing these on your blog I am so glad they turned out wonderful for you!