Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Budget Friendly Gifts

In order to stay budget friendly this year, I tried to come up with an idea for a gift for the boys' teachers that wouldn't break the bank. A friend of mine told me about these adorable M&M jars and I knew that was what we had to do.

First, you separate the M&M's by color. You don't have to do this but I think it looks so my prettier.

Then you layer each color of M&M's in a mason jar.

We still have to decorate them and attach the poem. Cute, yes?

How do you say thank you, to someone so sweet?
You take the colors of the rainbow and add them to a treat.
GREEN is for the inspiration you give to me each day,
BLUE is for your patience in showing me the way,
ORANGE is for your warmth and your caring style,
YELLOW is for the way you can always make me smile,
RED is for my heart that you have touched this year,
Thank you for celebrating all the colors of my rainbow.
Your guidance, love, and friendship have surely helped me grow.


Melissa said...

Yeah, I'm so stealing this idea.

Cammie said...

this is a cute idea Kel. I may have to snatch it too. Wonder how many bags I would need for 4 teachers?

Cat said...

Very cute idea . . . but somehow I think my 8th grader would be really embarrassed to give these! I need to find something "cool".

Sarah said...

I'm still thinking of using this idea. But there are 5 regular teachers in A's room with 2-3 rotating helpers. So I don't know whether to do this or one big gift for all of them to share.