My mom is a teacher and wanted to give her colleagues some pretty little presents before winter break so she enlisted me to help. I had so much fun putting them together for her! Sometimes it's more fun to make projects for other people than it is to work on my own. Somehow it feels like less pressure... which doesn't even make sense, but the point is, this was fun! As I get older, I've decided that getting little presents is almost more fun than getting big ones. I think it's the surprise element, even if it's only a little bag of candy. It's fun to open! And if it's wrapped up all pretty? That's the best!
I bought some of my favorite candies and adorable Minnie Mouse LipSmackers and made a set of hair ties for each bag. I found some darling polka dot kraft bags at the dollar spot at Target. I wish they had had more! I probably would have bought them all!
Even though I have a big table, it has been so full of projects lately that I hardly have any room to work. Haha! I made quite a mess working on these bags... but I really love having supplies within reach, even if things get a little cluttered.
I dipped into my ribbon and twine stash and put together four unique packages.
From there, I just repeated those four designs to complete all ten presents.
To finish it off, I attached an embossed and stamped gift tag to the back of each gift, and there you have it! Brown paper packages tied up with string and all set to brighten some hardworking teachers' days. Thanks for taking a look at my project!