Thanks Teacher!

Katie's last day of school was today but I know most kids don't get out until after Memorial Day. I have a hard time throwing stuff away lately and have accumulated QUITE the collection of empty tubes of Prima Wildflowers like these:

Katie baked some yummy little Butterscotch Oatmeal Cookies for her teacher and I decorated one of these tubes to wrap the cookies in.

Here's the supplies you'll need:

  • Cookies
  • Cello Bag with Twist Tie Top (from baking section at Crafts Store)
  • Prima Wildflowers Pillar Pack (empty)
  • 3″ Circle Punch
  • 2 eyelets
  • 2.5″ Circle Punch
  • Scrap Paper
  • Baker's Twine or Ribbon
  • Shred to put in the bottom of the tube
  • Paper flowers or stars

Here's how I created the decorated tube:

  1. Peel the sticker from the lid and add a 3″ paper circle to it. Add a 2.5″ Circle in another color and add punched paper stars (or flowers for a girl teacher).

  1. Cut a piece of 12″ paper into a 2.5″ wide border–I used some Teresa Collins sports PP that looks like a ruler and cut he paper so the rulers were whole. Apply tape runner adhesive and wrap to cover the label on the tube.
  2. Add another 2.5″ circle (I used Sassafras Lass paper) to a piece of black Carsstock and trim with pinking shears or decorative scissors. Add eyelets to each side.

  1. Use the baker's twine to tie the circle from Step 3 around the tube to cover the last little bit of Prima label that is exposed on the tube (the 2.5″ strip doesn't cover the whole Prima label).

  1. Add more stars and a stamped “Thank You” sentiment.
  2. Stack cookies inside a cello bag and close with a twist tie.
  3. Add shred to the bottom of the tube and slip the cookie tube inside. Replace lid and give to your favorite teacher, school nurse, Dad, or Grad ;)
Happy Gifting!!

Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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8 thoughts on “Thanks Teacher!

  1. Cute Idea!

    Posted on May 26, 2010 at 10:50 am
  2. really cute and I love that Katie made the cookies for her teacher! Such a sweet girl!!

    Posted on May 26, 2010 at 2:34 pm
  3. What a wonderful idea. Thanks for sharing with us.

    Posted on May 26, 2010 at 3:04 pm
  4. Wonderful idea!

    Posted on May 26, 2010 at 9:27 pm
  5. that’s a great idea. im all for reusing

    Posted on May 27, 2010 at 2:31 am
  6. Great idea!!!Go GREEN!!!!

    Posted on May 27, 2010 at 3:49 am
  7. Fab idea! Wish I had some of those little containers, though I’m sure I have something similar somewhere :)

    Posted on May 29, 2010 at 10:08 am
  8. I like this idea! And thanks for participating in the Blog Hop – I couldn’t find where to post this comment so I hope this counts! (Or you can tell me where I should go to post it properly. I am confused by all this blog stuff – I am new to it all.) :)

    Posted on June 1, 2010 at 9:27 pm