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A+ Packaging | Christmas Gifts for Teachers

A+ Packaging

Total Time Needed: 1-2 Hours

Put the finishing touch on Truffles for Teacher or other homemade thank-you goodies with these whimsical wrapping ideas.

Materials

CHALKBOARD BAG:

  • Black construction paper
  • Glue
  • Colored card stock
  • Small paper gift bag
  • Chalk
  • Candy wrappers (available at craft supply stores)

TREAT BOX

  • Early writer's paper (we used printed scrapbook paper)
  • Small lidded cardboard box
  • Glue
  • Mini paper or foil baking cups
  • Marker

PENCIL TUBE

  • Pretzel rod cello bag
  • Plastic tubing
  • Card stock (white and pink)
  • Tacky glue
  • 1 1/4-inch-wide fluorescent light guard (found in hardware stores)
  • Yellow cellophane

Instructions

  1. Chalkboard Bag: Glue a small rectangle of black construction paper to a slightly larger rectangle of colored card stock (ours measures 2 by 3 inches). Glue the chalkboard onto a small paper gift bag, then write your message with chalk, as shown. Wrap the truffles in candy wrappers (available at craft supply stores) and place them in the bag.
  2. Treat Box: Trim a sheet of early writer's paper (we used printed scrapbook paper) to cover the top and sides of a box lid, then center the lid atop the paper and glue it in place. Snip the corners of the paper to form four tabs and glue the paper over the edges of the lid. Place the truffles in mini paper or foil baking cups, then into the box. Use a marker to write a greeting on the lid, as shown.
  3. Pencil Tube: Place the truffles in a pretzel rod cello bag, then slip them into this whimsical holder that's fashioned from plastic tubing and card stock.