In addition to the Mason Jar Teacher Appreciation Gift Idea that I shared earlier, I suddenly had another brainstorm today.
This time instead of a Mason jar, it was an empty frappuccino bottle that caught my eye – which is almost just as fun and versatile. (If you don’t have an empty one, go buy yourself one, enjoy a refreshing beverage, and you’ll be all set! Better yet – get the four-pack Archer Farms brand at Target for about $4.59. You never know when the need for an empty frappuccino bottle might arise.)
I had some Chalkboard labels (how appropriate, right?!) – you can find them at Michaels for $8.99 for a 24-count package (look in the Brides section).
Next I found a package of mints that called my name and completed the inspiration.
And the brainstorming began:
- Thanks for your ‘Invest-MINT’ in Griffin.
- You have ‘MINT’ so much to us.
- You were ‘MINT’ to teach.
I opted for the last saying since it fit so nicely on the label!
I tried using chalk, but it was just plain old ugly. So I found a sparkly gel pen and that did the trick.
We also happened to have some white spray paint on hand, so I spray painted the top to make it look less like an empty frappuccino bottle. I had purchased some super cute scrapbook paper at Michaels (for just $0.20 per sheet!) and added that to top it off.
Finally, I played around with some ribbons and ended up using this bright and cheery turquoise guy. There’s just something about red and turquoise together that makes me happy.
What do you think? If my son’s teacher gets as much ‘Enjoy-MINT’ out of receiving it as I did out of making it – then we have a win!