Dec 23, 2008

Trinket Gifts

I like to make sure the girls remember their teachers at Christmas with a little something. Well between the three girls there are a total of 15 teachers counting Sunday School and regular school!

We got really crunched for time so I made 15 pouches from cardstock cut in half. Then we wrote Merry Christmas on them and the girls decorated them with glitter. We added tinsel pipe cleaner to make a handle. The girls each made glittered leaves with berries and a bell and attached it to the handle. Then we filled each of them up with chocolate, candy canes, and a Scripture Tag. They actually turned out pretty cute and look like goodie-filled purses. The girls are so proud.

I also wanted to do some little something for the leaders in my Sunday School class so I glittered some red paper cups and added a Christmas ribbon handle. I picked up some little Jesus stockings that included a candy cane and a bookmark with the story of the candy cane representing Jesus. I added some more candy to the stockings and put it inside the cup along with a little snowman ornament that says Jesus is the Reason for the Season.

Then I wrapped them in cellophane and added a pretty bow.

What inexpensive little gift ideas did you come up with for those you want to remember with a trinket gift?


Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind ~ Luke 10:27


Chatty Kelly said...

You are so creative! I don't have the creativity gene. Usually I end up finding something massively on sale and buying 10. :D

I love your stuff. It is really neat. And very thoughtful.

Sue J. said...

We love to bake, here, so we did lots of different kinds of cookies. I made little fabric bags with ribbon handles. My thought was to stuff the cookie bags with some fresh lavender stems from my front yard. Unfortunately, every time I went to cut stems, it was pouring down rain. I was afraid to cut them all sooner and have them lose their vibrant scent.

The fabric was actually a fancy shower curtain purchased inexpensively from Tuesday Morning (and cut up into about 20-25 pieces). The ribbon was two types of ribbon on sale at Michael's and sewn together.

I do like the look of the cellophane and a pretty bow to make even more wonderful the things inside! So festive!!

Angela said...


You have such good ideas! I made ornaments for people..I used paint pens to put their name on the front and I wrote a Scripture verse on the back that correlated with what their name meant. I also made like ten copies of a Christmas music I love and gave it out. It was a big money saver!

Jody said...

I don't know if it's inexpensive, but I made homemade chocolate truffles, pecan cookies, and Muddy Buddies that we give to teachers, SS teachers, mail carrier, bus driver, and many more. But next year I will add a scripture tag. You have a lot of great ideas. Thanks for telling me about the birthday cake box.

Greg C said...

I guess I was the Grinch this year when it came to teachers. For some reason, none of my son's teachers stood out as someone that I wanted to give a gift to. In the past, we did like you and made them something. Next year I will do better.

Pinkshoelady said...

You are amazing!
All I could think about as I'm looking at your gifts is...Man I wish I went to her church...I'd keep her busy all year!

I love you my friend!

Mary Moss said...

How fortunate the recipients of these wonderful, thoughtful gifts are - for receiving the gifts and also to have your family in their lives:-)

From the Heart said...

Beautiful ideas. My children are all grown up now so I don't have anyone like that to give things.
God bless you and may you all have a very Merry Christmas,

Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

Hey Edie,
These are beautiful! You and the girls did a marrrrrvelous job! I especially love that you included a scripture tag! You have been busy little elves!

Come by the potting shed~ I made baby birthday cakes.


Tambrey said...

I love these little crafty cups. how cute! I hope you have a Merry Christmas!

Beverly Lewis said...

I love your personal touch. I am so totally "uncrafty" it's not funny. But that makes me appreciate the hand-crafted even more. I can bake some pretty delicious stuff though. MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

Kathryn said...

Love those ideas, Edie! :-)

godsown said...

I love the pictures of the presents ...So creative..This year i gave them ready made presents for there teachers
And i make the time to bake christmas cookies at my workplace for the elderly.
They loved them the 1st and 2nd day of christmas when i serve them around tea and coffee time.....they looked cute and teasted well