So, as the end of term was fast approaching, I needed to pull together some teacher gifts on a budget.
Little man is in a independent special school that currently only caters for around 20 or so children. The teacher to pupil ratio is much greater meaning little man is receiving a high level of support when needed. He has great respect and fondness for all the teaching staff and I’ve gotta admit… I can see why! His progress has been amazing, especially considering that educational Psychologist, teachers and other various professionals openly predicted that little man was a child who’ll never be able to fully reintegrate back into a classroom setting. They stated he stood little chance off making friendships or maintaining those he did make.
Well… They were wrong… Totally wrong.
So… With so many teachers in his school the idea of creating teacher gifts on a budget was challenging.
But… Come on we love a challenge and I’m pleased to announce that we passed by coming up with the cutest little gift to thank the staff for all their wonderful work.
Ours was intended for Christmas but this idea can be used at the end of the school year when children move on or just to say thanks every once in a while.
So here’s what we made…
Pretty Cellophane chocolate bags, tired with pretty red ribbon.
Our bags were perfect for Christmas with a red and white theme, but you could make these for Easter and other occasions just by changing the colours to suit the season or occasion.
What we used to make 10 chocolate bags…
10 cellophane clear presentation bags
10 red ribbon ties
Large bag of chocolate Christmas mix (or whatever you prefer)
20 homemade chocolate acorns (that we made from acorn moulds)
Large bag of chocolate peanuts
Vintage gift tags ( one for each bag)
These are really very simple to make. Just line up and open all ten bags.
Share the contents of sweets between the bags (you should have some left as you don’t want to over fill, just fill 1/4 of the way).
To finish tie off each bag with the pretty red ribbon. If using gift tags then add message and attach to ribbon before tying.
The cellophane presentation bags came together with the ribbon in a pack of 20 for just £1 from the wonderful PoundLand… Total bargain.
The acorns were made with one large bar of cadburys diary milk costing £1.
Chocolate peanuts cost £1 per large bag.
Christmas chocolate mix cost £2.49
We didn’t use gift tags but these are easily brought for no more than a £1.
To make 10 bags it cost me £5.49 making each Individual bag cost less than 55p each.
For Easter fill with mini eggs or chocolate eggs.
Christmas time, use gold coins or chocolate tree decorations.
For the summer use fruit jelly sweets.
For kids parties fill with Haribo or penny mix up.
For weddings fill with sugar almonds.