I love making homemade teacher gifts each year. I think a gift that is made by hand says that you care enough to spend your time and energy making it. It simply means you care. Each year, Kate and I make ornaments for her teachers, but this year I wanted to do something different. I made these simple stenciled snowflake hot chocolate mug and bowl to complete a fun gift for her teachers. Here’s what I did…
I started with a plain white mug and bowl from Target. I used my Silhouette cutting machine to make a sticky snowflake stencil…you can totally use a regular stencil. I started by sticking it on my mug.
I wanted to make a matching bowl to go along with my gift idea, so I made smaller snowflake stencils to around it.
I picked up some of my favorite snacks from Target while I was there. I grabbed some Swiss Miss Hot Chocolate, Orville Redenbacher’s Popcorn, and Slim Jims.
I tucked the hot chocolate packets into the mug along with some candy canes, then added some popcorn packets and Slim Jim’s into the bowl. I put some crinkled paper in a gift box, added the mug and bowl full of goodies, then threw in a couple of handmade ornaments too!
I mean, what teacher wouldn’t love to settle in during Christmas break with a nice mug of hot chocolate and some popcorn? I used to be a teacher, and I can tell you for certain, this would have been a hit with me!
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So…what do you think? Have you made any handmade teacher gifts?