1st day of school teacher gift idea

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posted on August 5, 2010 by  |  posted under Crafting, Teacher Appreciation
hello!
we are the sisters fromeighteen25
and we are beyond thrilled to be posting over here on the awesome blog how does she!
we’d like to share an idea for the first day of school.
just a little gift for the teachers.
your kids will be getting an A+ before they are even asked to pick up a pencil!
what you’ll need:
a chinese take out box. (we picked ours up at michael’s craft store)
fortune cookies.  (you can find them at smart n final or albertsons)
a 4″ scalloped circle.
a sheet of tissue paper.
ribbon.
optional: milk chocolate melts and sprinkles/jimmies.
now all you need to do is:
print your label and cut it out. (we used a 3″ circle punch)
glue the label to the scalloped circle and attach to the front of the box.
add the sheet of tissue paper to the bottom of the box.
and fill it up with fortune cookies.
tie a bow on the handle.
it’s as simple as that…
now if you want to earn extra credit:
follow the instructions on the bag for melting the chocolate.
dip half of the cookie in the chocolate and then set it on some wax paper.
while the chocolate is still wet. sprinkle on some sprinkles or jimmies.
then wait for the chocolate to harden and fill your boxes with them.
for the next two weeks,
we’ll be sharing some other fun back to school ideas.
so please come on over and check them out.
thanks for having us!
Thanks for the fun idea – what teacher wouldn’t love a fun little present on the first day?  Their site is SO FULL of fun ideas and free printables – You NEED to check it out!!!  But beware, once you do, you will be an eighteen25 addict like I am.
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  1. August 5th, 2010 at 8:34 am
    Pippad says:
    What a great idea! We don't tend to start if term gifts here in the UK but I am willing to risk a new trend with theses!
  2. August 5th, 2010 at 8:37 am
    Morgane @ Bear, Dolly and Moi says:
    this is another great idea! if I had to vote between the calculator and the fortune cookie, I would have a hard time!
    thanks for including the download!
    .-= Morgane @ Bear, Dolly and Moi´s last blog ..olive goodness- part III and a giveaway =-.
  3. August 5th, 2010 at 8:46 am
    Alison says:
    I love this!!! Thanks for posting over on HowDoesShe today! I'm off to check out your site.
  4. August 5th, 2010 at 11:36 am
    Laurie (Wally) says:
    What a great idea.. I know a few teachers that will love this.. thanks for sharing...
    .-= Laurie (Wally)´s last blog ..Imaginisce Huge giveaway =-.
  5. August 5th, 2010 at 11:57 am
    Jessa (Holiday Haven) says:
    Such a nice way to start the year out right!!
    .-= Jessa (Holiday Haven)´s last blog .. =-.
  6. August 5th, 2010 at 12:14 pm
    Athienna Calixto says:
    I always do Survival Back to School Bags for the 1st day. Soda, chocolate, stickers, colored pens, note pads, energy bars, etc.
    .-= Athienna Calixto´s last blog ..Go Big or Go Home Part II =-.
  7. August 5th, 2010 at 1:35 pm
    Mary says:
    Does this work for college professors? LOL! Just kidding, of course, but I may just have to make these for myself. Fortune cookies are yummy! Thanks for the post!
  8. August 5th, 2010 at 3:38 pm
    tencraftyfingers says:
    This is the cutest thing! I'm always on the lookout for fun, fast teacher's gifts. (I tend to give a little something all year long to show my appreciation!) Thanks so much!
    .-= tencraftyfingers´s last blog ..Yes- I’m Addicted…Thank You =-.
  9. August 5th, 2010 at 4:12 pm
    stacy says:
    What a great idea! I am going to do this! Thanks!!!
  10. August 5th, 2010 at 6:39 pm
    Jaci says:
    Great idea... how 'bout a version for teachers to use for their students!
  11. August 5th, 2010 at 8:09 pm
    Amber says:
    LOVE IT! SO ADORABLE.
  12. August 5th, 2010 at 11:10 pm
    Jennifer says:
    This is a wonderful idea!!!! Thank you so much for sharing!!!
  13. August 7th, 2010 at 12:03 pm
    Julie Anne says:
    If I wasn't packing up my house and moving in the next month, I would soo be doing this! :)
    .-= Julie Anne´s last blog ..Clean and Simple 101 -enjoy your day! =-.
  14. August 9th, 2010 at 11:35 am
    Brittany (aka Pretty Handy Girl) says:
    What a great idea! I think we both have school on the brain. Just posted a teacher gift as well. LOL!

    Brittany
    http://www.prettyhandygirl.com
  15. August 9th, 2010 at 3:37 pm
    shelly (cookies and cups) says:
    Such a great idea! A little bribery on the first day never hurt ;)
    .-= shelly (cookies and cups)´s last blog ..To Hunt or Not to Hunt =-.
  16. August 10th, 2010 at 3:47 am
    somedaycrafts says:
    Super cute! I am featuring and linking to this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com
    .-= somedaycrafts´s last blog ..Before Back 2 School Fun List =-.
  17. August 19th, 2010 at 2:20 pm
    Christina says:
    Love this idea! Thank you so much!
  18. August 21st, 2010 at 11:23 am
    Jen W says:
    Loved it and made it for my girls preschool teachers this past week! Thanks so much for a great, fun idea.
    • September 3rd, 2010 at 2:33 pm
      Carrie says:
      LOVE IT already printed it out to do this weekend. Thanks!
  19. September 9th, 2010 at 5:05 pm
    Jenn Erickson/Rook No. 17 says:
    Oh, I absolutely love it! Wish I had found you a few weeks ago before my girls started school! I stockpile those little take-out containers because I used to bake cupcakes in them as part of my specialty cake business. Mind if I share a link to this post on my Back-To-School traditions page? I figured that activity on my Back-to-School post would have cooled by now, but my stats are still showing that it's getting loads of hits. A link to your post would definitely be a quality addition to the mix that's already there.
    .-= Jenn Erickson/Rook No. 17´s last blog ..DOLLAR STORE HALLOWEEN CRAFT SKELETON CREW REDUX =-.
  20. November 4th, 2010 at 7:35 am
    Nancy says:
    Thanks so much for sharing this... I am doing a Fall Staff Appreciation luncheon for our elementary school. I am using this idea to bless our 60 teachers and staff as a "take away" goody after the catered luncheon. I'll be filling it with "White Chocolate Trash Mix" by Alton Brown (Food network) and topping it off with a fortune cookie. Can't wait to see the teachers' smiles!
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