Friday, June 18, 2010

Berries for the Teachers

There are so many wonderful teachers and people at our school who take good care of my peeps.
I try to do a little something to thank them. Last year I made a paper cake. The kids enjoy delivering their thank you gifts and showing appreciation to everybody, which I really like.

This year we made strawberries. I downloaded the template from Scrap Orchard, printed it on scrap paper, cut, scored and threaded it all up with ribbon and buttons. **Update** I found the template free at Oriental Trading!

I filled them with pretzels dipped in white bark and red sprinkles. The little pretzel nubs work better than the twisty ones because they're so small. You could also fill them with candy. (Digression: Is it just me or are bags of miniature candy ridiculously expensive?!!)

The basket and gingham napkin were a little too girly for the mini-man, so I took them out of the basket and put them in a camo monster truck gift bag for delivery. Camo monster truck gift bags make everything better.


Tanya said...

The strawberries are super cute! I may have to use this idea in the future. Thanks!

Kim said...

How cute!

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

You're back! I've checked in a few times but never an update before now. Good to "see" you and I love the strawberries. They are one of my favorite motifs and fruit to eat.

Madison said...

Great idea! Love the creativity.

Shell in your Pocket said...

so very cute-

sandy toe

SHOKO BY said...

Thanks for this fantastic tutorial!

You`r work is beautiful!!

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Kari said...

Love these! Try getting your "treats" from bulk bins-Cheaper and you can get just the right amount.