Monday, May 9, 2011

A Day Late and a Dollar Short...

I've noticed that the really good bloggers always provide their creative ideas and enthusiastic tutorials
ahead of a special holiday.

This blog works more along the lines of "here's what we did and I'm just going to document it so I don't forget".

Okey Dokey?

Here's a little look at the special treats we made for Teacher Appreciation Week and Mother's Day.
For the original (really good) tutorial, click here.

**Tin Can Treats**
1.  Start with a pull tab can.  This can was 77 cents at Wal-mart.  I was really surprised at the range of price among all the grocery stores--some were well over a dollar!  Next time, we'll be buying a case at Costco where they're 65 cents.
2.  Use your can opener and cut off the BOTTOM of the can.  Empty fruit (or whatever is in your can), wash and dry thoroughly.
3.  Fill can with the favorite candy of the person you'll be surprising.  (Cloe's teacher loves Hot Tamales and Swedish Fish.)  The $1 boxes of candy just barely filled the cans.  Just an FYI:  this would be a little spendy to use M&M's.
4.  Cut a strip of paper just wide enough to cover the can and long enough to wrap around.  Glue or tape it on the can.
5.  Stuff a little tissue paper in the bottom.  This will help to fill up your jar and provide a little protection for the candy from the next step.
6.  Take a hot glue gun and run a little glue around the inside edge of the can.  Press bottom firmly back on the can.  (The original creator put the glue right on the lid, but this way worked better for me.)
7.  Glue on a cute little label printed from Our Best Bites.  Tie some pretty ribbons on the tab.  Voila!

Aren't these so cute?  I'm just crazy impressed with the creativity rolling out of blogs these days!  (not mine...the one's I copycat!)

What's your favorite blog to copycat?


Amy said...

i LOVED these when i saw them last week! we make treats for our homeschooling moms in our church, and this is what i'm making this year!! they are just TOO cute! :)

FilledToTheBrim - Kate said...

Such a cute idea!!

une autre mère said...

I love this! I'll definitely have to keep this in mind for next year! :)

Sarah said...

I love this idea! oh and thanks for reminding me that end of year teacher gifts are right around the corner & I need to get planning!!!:)