Monday, February 13, 2017
Valentine: Tea and Treat
It's that time of year when we are eager to make little goodies to share and let our friends know how much we love and appreciate them! I wanted to make something for my CC tutors and nursery helpers - but challenged myself to hunt around my house for what I had and not spend anything!
The biggest part of this challenge is that I wanted to do the same for everyone and I needed ten goodies to share! So I was limited in looking for things that I had ten or more of.
Here is what I came up with. First, I found a package of cream envelopes that came from my Mom, she brought them home after cleaning out my Grandma's apartment last Fall. I gathered tea bags, cute straws, fun wooden spoons, fabric scraps, scrapbook paper, twine, washi tape and stamps.
Making customized, cheerful tea bags was easy enough and added such beauty! I tied fabric scraps onto the wooden spoons for stirring tea and made a little paper pennant for the straw. A fabric stamp sweetly adorns the corner.
In between giving spelling words and dictating sentences, I assembled and created!
Next, I wanted some sort of treat to go with this! I found a stack of brown kraft take out boxes that were left from my birthday farm picnic last year! The boxes were originally found here.
I made a batch of these yummy chocolate muffins and put a few Valentine sprinkles on top. Slipped two into a ziploc and placed it inside the box. Tying with twine and stamping with y-u-m were simple finishing touches!
I was so pleased to be able to give a sweet gift and also to use my resources. You will notice this as a theme in the near future as I have a couple of other projects where I've shopped my house for supplies.
Have you done any resourceful giving lately? Share your successes!
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