I can’t believe that all 3 of my kiddos will be going to preschool in 2 weeks! Aubrey has been “prepping” the twins and telling them all about school and how fun it is. The twins talk constantly about school although I’m not sure they really know what’s in store for them, nor do their teachers!
Next Friday we are going to meet the teacher and I always like to take a little something to start the year off right (Ok, it’s sort of a bribe! Secretly I’m petrified that the twins are going to get kicked out…they are quite the handful!)
I saw a cute idea on Pinterest using glass jars and candy. My kind of project; cute, easy and cheap. I apologize, I didn’t take step-by-step photos, but I promise it’s easy to do.
I have a ton of Starbucks bottles so I got some of those out and cleaned them up to use as my containers for the candy.
I used the free Back-to-School printables from Shindig Parties to make the green chevron wrapper to go around the bottle. I used the same paper and my 2″ circle punch to cut circles to cover the top of the lid.
I had a few lids that were already spray painted white so I used those and tied red twine around them. For the other that weren’t spray painted I covered the edge of the lid with red and white polka dot ribbon.
I filled each bottle with red jelly beans or red cherry sours. This was a little more costly than I expected (it took about $12 to fill 4 bottles) but I like the red candy and the jelly beans even taste like candy apples!
I made the coordinating note cards to go with each bottle using the same printables.
Now we have cute little teacher gifts to give our teachers when we meet them next Friday!
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