{teacher appreciaton} paper bag apples

by @according2kelly on June 7, 2011

amazingly the school year is almost over & it’s once again time for a little teacher appreciation. saying “thank you” can be quick, easy, creative & (best of all) cheap. this year we are thanking our teachers for being the “apple of my eye” with a teacher gift that’s made from supplies around our home. & the best part? the kids can help make this fun project! ready for the how to?

apple gift bags{teacher appreciation} filled paper bag apples

step one:

gather your supplies…  a paper bag, red paint, green paper (or even green fabric), raffia (ribbon or even string), & something yummy to fill your “apple” with.

apple gift bags

step two:

paint your bag red. i happen to be a spray paint junkie (it’s quick, easy, & dries super quick), but you can use any red paint. you just want to remember to leave the top two inches of the bag au natural (or rather brown) for the “stem.”

apple gift bagsstep three:

cut out two leaves from your green paper or fabric, then tape or glue the leaves together at a cute angle to give it a little more “flair.” & finally punch a hole through your leaves for “stringing purposes.”

apple gift bags

step four:

fill your “apple” with something yummy. homemade candy coated, almond crunching multi-chocolate drizzled popcorn, snack sized candies, or my favorite filling… freshly baked big fat chocolate chip cookies. can you say yum-o?!

best chocolate chip cookie recipe

step five:

string your leaves on your chosen raffia, ribbon or string, cinch the paper bag, & tie a bow near (or as close as possible) to the bottom of the “steam.”

apple gift bags

step six:

& finally, if you’re feeling really fancy… print out THIS free “you’ve been the apple of my eye” printable & attach.free printable

so there you have it. a quick & easy way to show your appreciation to that special teacher or educators in your life… paper bag apples filled with yummy deliciousness.

 

 

15 comments
Lynwood
Lynwood

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Karissa
Karissa

Those are too cute! I'll have to remember them for next year!

underde
underde

This is great! especially the printable tag. thanks for reminding us to think of the teachers!!

Blythe
Blythe

I love it Kelly! I am a new fan of yours! Thanks for such cute ideas....=)

kristen
kristen

this is super cute! you have so many adorable ideas! i'm hoping your wiww post is coming today! hint hint! :)

@according2kelly
@according2kelly

uh oh! Hate to disappoint. I'm so bad at remembering to take pics. THIS week! I promise!

Katherine
Katherine

Very cute idea and cookies look delicious! I don't want to burst your bubble, but I know a teacher who throws away all homebaked items that her students give her! Her reasoning is that she doesn't know what kind of kitchen that it came from and she doesn't want to take any risks! In some respect I can see that some things might be gross, but overall anything that comes so nicely packaged and looks so delicious should be treasured and eaten quickly before the husband gets a hold of the gift... :-)

@according2kelly
@according2kelly

haha! That doesn't surprise me at all! Hopefully by now she trusts me enough!

Michael
Michael

Do you have the name/email of that teacher? I would to have all of what she throws away.. I wouldn't mind. :P

@according2kelly
@according2kelly

serious. i'm betting there are some seriously tasty treats being thrown away.

Natalie Jane
Natalie Jane

LOVE! That is so cute. Makes me want to start baking ASAP. Just wondering, are you hosting your favorites swap this year?

@according2kelly
@according2kelly

actually, I'm making plans NOW for the swap. trying to decide all the whys & hows. I think I may actually put a cap on it this year. It's gotten to be an insane amount of work!

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