Teacher Gifts!

Every year I give our teachers a little something just to say how much we appreciate them.  This year I was a little stuck.  I hate to give candles....or anything apple themed...so I wanted to just give something fun that required not a lot of work.  The not a lot of work part...because now I am making these in mass quantities and for other people!  :)  I saw Amber's post recently and took a huge amount of inspiration from her and came up with this....

...My own version of hot cocoa in a box....turned Coffee in a box, Teacher Gift!


I found these adorable boxes at Hobby Lobby for 99 cents.


If you only had one to make you could decorate these up so cute.  But since I have limited time and lots of boxes, I went with the washi strips and a snowflake!  Easy!


Next, I knew I needed either a card or a tag, so I went with a tag.  I love love this sentiment from Reverse Confetti's set called Be a Barista...it's perfect for this!  The tag is also a Reverse Confetti tag.  


I stamped the sentiment on the tag and then again on a piece of card stock.  I cut the snowflake, from Simon Says,  out after centering the snowflake on the stamped sentiment.  I used some washi to attach the snowflake die over the sentiment and then cut it out.  I used some liquid glue to slide the snowflake right in place.  (I am pretty sure Laura B. taught us how to do this!) :)


Next I grabbed a big ole stack of Starbucks reusable cups and lids. They are only $1 and I thought it added a fun touch.  The moms I am making these for will add their own Starbucks gift card in to the box, putting them right into these cups.

Here is another close up of the tag already tied on to the spoon....


I made 2 spoons per box.  One with a tag and one with a bow.  I found this crunched up paper at Hobby Lobby too.  I mixed red and white just for some more color against the kraft boxes. 


I figured since the moms will be getting into the boxes to add gift cards, I punched a little hole on one side of the box for a bow to make it easier to open and close...


 I added twine and a bell on one side....the bells are from my good friend Paulina's Etsy store!  The link is below in the supply list. 


One more shot of the inside.  There is a a little extra room in these, if you have more treats.  Otherwise, its the perfect size just for the cup and spoons!


Here are some quick pics on how I made the spoons.  There were a bajillion tutorials all over Pinterest of course, but I just made these up in about 5 minutes.  You can click on the pictures to see them larger in Flickr and read my notes.  I hope it's helpful!  



So that is it for today!  If you made it to the end of this photo-full post, thanks for hanging in there with me!  Thanks to Amber for helping me with my teacher gifts this year!  :)

Hope you all have a great day!  

What you need:

Boxes, Red and White Paper filler, Red Ribbon - Hobby Lobby
Starbucks Cups - $1 at Starbucks
Wooden Spoons - Amazon.com
Grocery Store - Candy Canes, Almond Bark or any melting chocolate

Paper-crafting Supplies: 


  1. Goodness, is there anything you can't do, Laurie?! These are so adorable and those chocolate spoons look delicious!

    It made my heart happy to see some PPP bells on these cute boxes. Don't they make things a little more festive? :) The teachers that receive these sweet boxes are going to LOVE them!

  2. LOVE these! And yes, washi tape RULES! :)

  3. Such a cute idea! Love those wooden spoons.

  4. CUTE CUTE CUTE!!! I can see why you have orders for this!!

  5. This is such a CUTE and clever gift! The teachers will love it!

  6. This is totally cute! I know my teacher-husband carries one of those Starbuck's cups with him all day long at school! LOL! His is full of tea, but same idea! :) I'm sure your teachers will love these!!!

  7. Creative mix of techniques, color and yummy, too!

  8. You are one clever and creative girl!! These are absolutely ADORABLE!!

  9. LOVE this project and thanks for spotlighting the Starbucks Reusable cup!! :)

  10. Wow! What awesome little gifts! Wish I'd known sooner so I could have ordered those wooden spoons. I'd love to make something like this for our mail lady!

  11. Brilliant ~ Beautiful ~ Perfect! Teacher gifts just don't get better than this!
    Thanks so much for sharing the details with us, too!

  12. so lovely and what a great idea.I'm sure the teachers must be very happy!

  13. OHHHHHHH! This is FABULOUS! I LOVE LOVE LOVE that little tag with the snowflake and sentiment! AMAMAMAMAMAZING! I bet those teachers will love this gift <3

  14. These giftie boxes are totally ADORABLE, Laurie!!! I bet the teachers just LOVED them!!! Happy Holidays!!


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