Thursday, May 7, 2009

S'More Teacher Appreciation Gifts-Paper Milk Cartons

I know I keep saying this, but cute, right!? I love the papers that I used for these gifts! I made these tall milk cartons from a template and my own cute paper stash (oh how I have a weakness for paper!). Then, I filled them with all the makings for S'Mores; Graham Crackers, A Hershey Bar, and Marshmallows. Make sure to be able to see all of your ingredients. The Hershey Bar would be lost on either of the sides and so had to be sandwiched in the middle of the marshmallows and graham cracker. I added a tag on the back that was a heart felt letter of thanks from my kids and I and then this saying:
"We Need S'More Teachers Like You!"
To make these I cut out my milk carton template out of my cute papers, having to add a window to see what was inside so that my note made sense. That's the backside of my paper cut out and with fold lines in place.
Hard to see on this one but I'm holding my window cover. I cut up a sheet protector for this and glue it to the inside of the box before you glue the box together!
I have a new favorite glue for paper projects. I really want my paper projects to hold up especially because I tend to do lots of bags and boxes, and who really wants the gifts inside falling out because your glue doesn't hold?! The paper on the left is the front side of my paper after it is cut out and lines folded. The paper on the right shows the box mostly put together. I glued the top part together and then filled the box with my goodies, and the bottom of the box has a tuck in closure (fit tab A into slot B kind of a thing)!

You wont see the box on the right finished. It was an extra one that my daughter asked for. She had another teacher at school that she goes to (for her Project Ideal class) that she wanted to give something to as well. I'm so happy that my daughter likes doing this as well as me and that she thought about another person to give this to. My kids ride the bus and so for Christmas and end of the school year we also include the bus drivers in the gift giving.

I punched 2 holes in the top to tie a pretty ribbon through that will add a cute embellishment as well as tie the card to the gift! My other fun embellishments are my 3-D butterflies on the window part of the box. I cut them out of excess from the boxes. I only glued on the body of the butterfly and folded the wings back so that they would stick out.

As with most gifts, these would also be great for Mother's Day or any other gift giving time!

Don't forget to check here, here, here, here, here, or even here for our other fantastic Teacher Appreciation/Mother's Day gifts!


***All the girls at Roots and Wings Co love to share our patterns and templates. Unfortunately, the template for this milk carton is not ours to share. It is part of a program that I got with one of my cutting systems.


RootsAndWingsCo said...

These are great! Even if you don't have a lot of time or money you could throw these together and they are so pretty. Makes me want to hurry up and throw a couple together.

Makes me want to go out and get the box template and make some. As if making the end of year brownie mix won't be enough?! LOL I had better get back to finishing those. Where did the year go?!


Joanne said...

These are JUST darling! Do you have a printable template you could share? Thanks for the WONDERFUL idea!

Just Us said...

I need this is wonderful!!

RootsAndWingsCo said...

I'm so glad you liked the template. We love sharing everything we can, but this was a template that we purchased somewhere. And I can't remember where it came from to refer you to.

We will always share the templates with you guys when we can.

Abbie said...

wow, these are so great! Wonderful for any occasion really! And I love your catchy tag phrase! I came over from Simple Mom. Great post.

Lucky Mom said...

SOOOOOOoooooo cute. And yummy.

Mama King said...

I love this! I wish you had the template!! It is so clever and beautifully done. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I am LOVING this!

Kimberly @ Seriously Daisies said...

These are totally adorable!!!

RootsAndWingsCo said...

Wow! Thanks for all the great comments.

If you want a template for a milk carton, there are several to be found on line. Google "milk carton template."

Most of them are for the short cartons. To make one similar to the one we picture in this post just adjust the height of the sides. It is a bit of work but can be done with out buying a template.

Sorry that we don't have a template to share on this one.


Anonymous said...

What kind of paper did you use so that these stay together? Is it cardstock or just scrapbook paper consistency? I love these and they are exactly what I'm looking for for a gift for volunteers at my church!

Anonymous said...

What a great idea!!

What did you put the marshmallows and crackers in to keep them fresh?

Miksmom said...

Ooh! What a great idea! Going to bookmark your blog so I can come back when it's not so late and see more of your craftiness.

Thanx for sharing!

testing 1 said...

I heart this! I'm always on the lookout for teacher appreciation gifts! I'm so going to have to share with my peeps!

MammaDucky said...

Ladies! How I love this! I was bummed about no template, so I searched and searched and all I found were templates that cost $3+ bucks! Being the cheap-o that I am, I set out to figure the darn thing out for myself. While I'm not skilled enough to make a downloadable template, I did sketch out a half-sized scale instructions sheet. Mine does not have the fancy "tab A in tab B" type closure, but it works! I'm so proud of it! Thanks for the inspiration. Here is the link to my google docs version of it.
I plan on blogging this in the coming days. Will link up!

Heather said...

Do you cut these from just regular 12x12 scrapbook paper, or something stronger?

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