Today is the last day of school for my kids - I can't believe I made it! ha. If you are looking for last minute packaging ideas, this post is possibly, maybe for you.
I wonder what I ever did for Christmas crafting BS (before silhouette.) That machine has been my life-saver this week.
The kids' teachers all got Starbucks gift cards this year - I was feeling the pinch of time, and when my husband shrugged, "just throw money at them" I felt so much relief. I always feel pressured to hand-make everything! Once that pressure was relieved, I did the most logical thing: spent an entire day on the packaging. ha ha.
My friend Laurie made similar packaging, and I couldn't get over the cute-factor of a starbucks-shaped-tag on a starbucks-cup. I added a little hanging tag at the top by welding together a rectangle and circle shape. Adding the pair of pom-poms to each cup was the real time-consumer, but they look so cozy. I have a pom-pom obsession this year.
Maia's preschool class was treated to these reindeer packages. I don't like to give preschoolers too much candy (they get a little sugar-crazy, can I get an amen?) but a fun package could distract them from the fact that they are only getting 4 tiny treats. I used the silhouette again - to cut the reindeer.
all 10 of them.
We like to give other little gifts - to the bus driver, the school's secretary - so the kids and I packaged cookies from the cookie exchange like this:
poor Thomas, posing for his mama at 6:45am right before school. If you want to whip up a few decorated lunch bags, we got this idea from the amazing Lisa Storms. I love that this craft was easy enough for the kids to take and make their own.
Until next time,