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?

Hand SANTA-TIZER!

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!

9 comments:

Gloria Westerman said...

These are the cutest thing ever.....my DD needs something for her childrens teacher and these would be great for them....thank you so much for sharing these.....

Rita said...

Very, very cute. And what a perfect treat for those that don't want to be fed over the holidays!

Tracy said...

Julie!
These are just super cute and clever! Didn't know the purse size came in a pack. I'll have to start looking around and snag some!
Thanks for sharing

The 303 Griffiths said...

Tracy, I found 4 packs at Big Lots for $1.50. Thanks for stopping by!
Jewels

Tracy said...

I'll be heading down to Parker on my lunch hour tomorrow to snag some...THANKS! Ü

momof5 said...

Oh I love your version. I saw them on pinterest also and bought the huge bottle of santitizer for my son and daughter's elementary teachers as they go through a ton of this. I really like your mulberry paper addition, but can you tell me exactly how you score, fold and tear to give it the fuzzy edge please as I have never done it or heard how to. hbmomof5 at live dot com
Thank you!!!

Seleise said...

awesome idea!!!

Nikki Turman said...

So cute love the idea

Nikki Turman said...

So cute love the idea