Monday, December 17, 2012

Last Minute Holiday Prep

As we wind down into the holiday home stretch, I am actually well ahead of my usual schedule. I have most of my shopping done, just a few little last minute items to pick up.  And since I didn't overwhelm myself with too many holiday craft projects, I can actually enjoy the ones that I am doing.

Each year I struggle with what to do for my kids teacher's gifts. There is usually a group contribution to a class gift, but my kids also like to give their teachers something from themselves, which is great. However, my kids have A LOT of teachers. Neither of my boys is in a traditional (one teacher per room) class. My younger son is in a multi-age program with 3 teachers and 1 aid and my eldest son is in a Middle School cluster (with 4 primary teachers)...never mind all the specialists (art, music, library, gym, speech, enrichment, etc). So gift giving is always somewhat challenging since there is a lot to cover. 

But this year, I found these adorable gift bags filled with Ghirardelli chocolates at TJ Maxx, so I scooped up every bag that they had.  The bag is made of a heavy duty canvas, which is really terrific and can be used long after the chocolates are gobbled up.

Photo from website

So since I didn't make the gifts this year, I decided the least I could do would be to make a cute little gift tag to match. These were so simple to make, but I think they look really cute.

The tags were cut from the Cricut Plantin Schoolbook cartridge at 4 inches (for both the white tag and the colored shadow tag).  Then I drew a border around the inside of the tag using gel pens. The images are stamped from a Recollections set that I picked up on clearance at Michael's last season and colored with my Copic markers. The sentiment stamps are from the Paper Smooches Word Salad set and the twine is from Martha Stewart's Christmas collection. 

Super easy, but a nice way to personalize a store bought gift! 

Thanks for stopping by.

1 comment:

  1. wow this is lovely i bet the teachers will adore it ..and thoughtful sassyx