Thursday, December 8, 2011
Easy Holiday Teacher Treat: Hand Santa-tizer
There's a sign near the front desk at my children's school that reads "Please Don't Feed the Office Staff!"
So what do you give as a little treat at the holidays that is low-cal and inexpensive, yet useful and shows that you appreciate the folks you work with or that work with your kids?
I chose the purse size, because it's portable, inexpensive and who wants a Christmas anything that lasts beyond January? I got this idea from Pinterest and they didn't look the same, but there are cute bottles with the same play on words for sale here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Double-C-Tree-Farm/126311947405714
My version was pretty easy to do in multiples and I based the paper size on the bottle I found, so you will have to get out your ruler. The fuzzy trim is made with mulberry paper that I scored, folded and did that trick to tear paper by moistening it on the fold. That's how I got the fuzzy edges. (If you don't have mulberry paper, try a coffee filter for a similar effect.)
The belt is Sizzix self-adhesive "leather" paper and I punched buckles with a die cut from gold Creative Memories paper. I wanted to do an additional tag with a cute saying, but I opted for simple stickers on the back with a fun Santa stamp. Pretty simple, but they were a HUGE hit! Leave me a comment if you decide to make these. Merry Christmas!