Hi, it’s Maria here again following on from yet another fab post from Di. If you’ve got children you’re probably on the countdown for the Summer holidays. But, with the excitement comes the realisation that it’s pressies for the teachers, group leaders or helpers time again. If, like me, you give a little something to all of the people involved with your children it can work out to be very expensive. Giving them a box of chocolates is nice but if you want something a little bit different how about a bag of goodies? I bought some bags from a local cake and confectionery making shop and filled them with choccies. You can fill the bag with goodies to suit the recipient and your budget. I then dug through my leftover stash for pieces of cardstock and ribbon and anything else I could use. Cut a piece of cardstock large enough to fold over the top of the bag. You can decorate it yourself or, better still, get the children to do it. Fold the top of the bag over and staple the card to the top of the bag. Voila!!! A very inexpensive but personal gift for the children to give at the end of term.
I hope that you enjoyed this *thrifty but nifty* tip and would love to see any that you make yourself.