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Monday, May 17, 2010

Candy Gram Pail



I had a hard time coming up with an end of the year gift for Jaxson's teacher. I finally decided on a candy gram, but I didn't want to put it on a piece of poster board. I saw these pails at Michaels and thought it would be a perfect fit for the candy. Here is what the note says:

I SKORed big when I got you for a teacher. Don't SNICKER, but I think you're great! You are MOUNDS of fun and you have brought me so much JOY. I think you ROCK. (pop rocks) Thanks BEARY much (gummy bears) for always being so JOLLY (jolly ranchers) and for helping me become such a SMARTIE. Teachers like you are worth a MINT. (york peppermint patty) I'd be a NERD if I didn't thank you for helping me put the PIECES (reeses pieces) of the knowledge puzzle together. You are Might Magnificent. (m&ms) Thanks for a great year!

I also thought it would be cute to have Jaxson draw a picture to put on the lid of the pail; we just haven't gotten that far yet!

26 comments:

  1. What a cute idea! I will feature this on my blog.

    Endlesscrafting.blogspot.com

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  2. This is a great idea. So much easier to handle than a big poster board. I'm visiting from Tip Junkie.

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  3. Aww, this is so cute! I'll be linking in my End of the Year Roundup. I love it!

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  4. Super cute! He will love it!

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  5. This is the cutest idea ever! Any teacher would love to get this for sure.

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  6. what a great idea! I'm adding this to my favorites and plan to hit the store for some candy!

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  7. Ah-Maze-ing! Thanks so much for posting and sharing this! You're brilliant!

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  8. As a teacher, I'd love it if were to receive a pail like this! It is so adorable!! This idea could easily be adapted for Bosses or Secretaries Week!

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  9. Did you glue the paper on the inside or the outside of the pail? I'm making three of these today and putting a picture of each of the kids on the lid. Love your idea! :)

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  10. AWESOMELY cute idea! I am making it right now for my oldest's second grade teacher...a male...which I never know what to get for a guy! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  11. I'm making this for mom for Mother's Day. Changing a couple of words of course. Thanks for the idea.

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  12. So darling... I made it for my student's teachers...hope you don't care if i share your idea ;)
    www.loryevanspage.blogspot.com

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  13. Oh that is so cute! The picture will top it off and make it such a perfect gift. Thank you for sharing your idea!

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  14. Love this! What is the first type of Candy? SKORED?

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  15. So great!! We'll be making this tonight!! Thanks for the awesome idea!!

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    1. You can get the clear buckets from oriental trading or micheals arts and craft store online,good luck :+) you can also google search for them as well.

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  17. What a clever idea! I might have to try one for my friend with some different candy....maybe a salted nut roll, cause she's a bit nutty sometimes lol. She is a candyaholic and would love something like this. I would like to post this to MY blog if with a link back to yours, if that's ok. Very cute!!!! www.phyllisspawdesigns.blogspot.com

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  18. I looked for one of these pails online but cannot find one. :-(

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    1. Michael's has them, this size and a smaller one..

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  19. I will be making one of these for my granddaughter's kindergarten teacher...sooooo cute...

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  20. If you can't find the bucket, use a clean/dry 2 liter pop bottle, you cut a slit in the side, insert your items and then tape the poem around the bottle. Decorate it with ribbon and cover the top of the bottle (cap) with some tissue/ribbons and a gift tag. Container costs you next to nothing this way.

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  21. Hi! Just wanted to let you know that one of your ideas was included in our latest post. Thanks for the inspiration!

    Linda Miller
    Sister #2
    Those Crafty Sisters

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  22. OMG!!!!! this is totally adorable!!!!

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