Thursday, November 10, 2011

Peachy Teachers

I have seen so many cute teacher appreciation gifts on Pinterest, and I have been planning to do several for my girls teachers.  I just haven't remembered to pick up the supplies.  You know how that is.  You want to get it, you remember in the car on the way, forget to add it to the list, and when you finally get to the store you  forget.  All of a sudden after you are finished unloading the groceries, sitting in the drivers seat, and cranking the car it hits you like a bolt of lighting "Teachers!!!!  AAAARRRGGGHhhhhhhh!!!  Then you promise yourself you will get the stuff the NEXT time you go to the store.  Will the cycle ever be broken?!?!   Why yes it was. As I was dashing through the grocery store I went past the soft drinks, and as I passed the bagged candy a little bag of Peachieos called out to me "STOP!".  So. I. did. As soon as I saw them inspiration struck, and the cutest idea popped into my head for a teacher appreciation gift.  Other than the Peachieos, I had everything I needed at home to complete the simple gift.

So here is what I came up with, and SCORE I made a printable for you guys as well so you too can share the love with your kids teachers.

So yah, this is pretty self explanatory, but I am going to walk through it anyway...

I started with a small $1.29 bag of PeachieO's

Then I grabbed some previously received blue ribbon (don't you just love recycling useful items??) from my gift wrapping closet.

Since I had two gifts to make I used two pieces of ribbon per gift. I took the two pieces and tied them tightly around the bag about one third of the way down.  Then after punching a hole in the top corner of the tag I inserted just one of the ends of the ribbon through the hole.  Then picking up another end of the ribbon that's tied around the bag I tied another knot on top of the tag to secure it to the gift but keeping it still visible.  If I had put both strings on one side through the hole might have A: torn the tag or B: been too much ribbon curliness on top of the tag, and since the tag pretty much makes the whole point of the gift that wouldn't have been too great.

Oh, and I made up the tag as a printable to be included in this post as well (as I so sweetly mentioned in the teaser earlier).  Just right click then choose "save image as", saving it wherever you want to on your computer, and then you can print as many as your heart desires.
You will notice on mine that I actually added our family name at the bottom, but I was sweet enough to leave that off of this one.  Cause hey, if your name isn't Rogers it would be kinda weird for you to give to your teachers..right?  Right! So if you like you can edit this image with any image editing software, even one as simple as paint, and add your name to the bottom to personalize it. 

I hope you enjoyed my simple, on the fly, inspiration for a thrifty teachers gift (a buck twenty nine anyone??).  

Oh did I mention that they loved it?  My eldest daughters teacher actually shared the goodies with her class, but the youngest's teacher savored hers all by herself (smart lady who wants a bunch of sugared up Kindergartners??  not her, or me for that matter!).

If you have any ideas on this type of simple "Thank You" let me hear them.  I am always on the lookout for new ones, and I LOVE your comments!!!

Have a great day & God Bless!!


  1. I just made some thank kyou inscript on some self made chocolates.Looks awesome.Your idea I like too;)

  2. Thanks for the printable! Thanks for linking to Things I've Done Thursday!

    Sew Rugged @ bear rabbit bear

  3. Thank you for linking up to our party, Show and Share #13, come back this week!

    A mommy's life... with a touch of yellow

  4. I love this! Though I do have to say when I first read it I thought it said pReachy and I thought, huh? LOL!

  5. I'm a teacher and I want to make some for some of my friends at school! Thanks.♥♫


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