Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Teacher Gifts-Decorated Nugget Tins

Are you looking for a fast easy teacher gift? Time is running out to make something for those great teachers who spend so much time with your kids. Even though we contribute to the class gift,  I always like to make them something special from each of my kids. And since this year i'm not baking, I put together some store bought goodies with a dressed up tin.

I purchased the clear paint cans at Michael's, they are the smallest size available. I bought the Hershey nuggets chocolates at Target. I cut patterned paper into 7/8 inch x 3 inch strips. Once all my strips were cut, I wrapped them around each nugget and secured with my hot glue gun.

I decorated the tin about halfway up from the bottom. No need to cover it completely because the decorated nuggets inside add to the visual interest of the paint can. I wrapped some baker's twine around the can and decorated the top a little bit.

It's just a little something extra to let the teachers know they are appreciated!! My kids will make a card to go along with the tin. So if you are scrambling for something to make the teachers in your life, run to Michael's and get some of these paint cans to decorate!

Thanks for stopping by today!


Angi Barrs said...

EEEK...those tins are so super cute. Fabulous gift idea.

Rebecca Keppel said...

I love those paint cans! And how patient are you individually wrapping each candy??!!! The teachers will LOVE them!

Michelle H. said...

Very adorable!!
Love that you decorated each item with paper before you added it to the clear paint cans!!
Those cans are great!!
They are so versatile!!
Love how you decorated the outside!!

wendipooh13 said...

such a cute idea!!! those are sooo cute and fun!!! great project

Joni M said...

WARNING... there will come a time when your son will refuse to give cute goodies to his teacher. So NOT cool, lol!

Elena said...

so cute! I have to start my teacher-gift-baking this weekend, but I love your package (need to keep it in mind in case I run out of time!)

Jamilie said...

Love these can't wait to work on mine!!

BethieJ said...

SO CUTE Mara.. your making me want to make more things! I have no time.. so STOP that! LOL!!!
Have a GREAT day!