Candy Gram Saying Gift {Teacher Appreciation}

    Posted by  ·  April 13, 2011

    Hi everyone! I am excited to be back here on Cindy’s darling site! I’m Stephanie from Somewhat Simple and I am here to show you the easiest teacher appreciation idea you will ever see!

    The card attached says:

    “Mrs. Rogers, Because of you I’m a SMARTIE, not a DUM DUM! Love, Ethan”

    Bucket ($1): I took off the shovel so the handle lays flat against the bucket.


    Plastic Grass ($1.50): I used 3 packages so that the grass was packed nice and tight and the pencils and candy could stick up more easily without falling over

    Dum Dum Suckers ($2.50): I only used 5-7

    Smartie Candies ($2.50): I only used 5-7

    Pencils ($1): I used 5

    *I got all the supplies listed above @ WalMart

    Other supplies not pictured that I had on hand: silk flowers, hot glue, marker, ribbon & white cardstock

    1. Using your hot glue, attach the silk flowers to each pencil.

    2. Fill the bucket with the plastic grass.

    3. Stick candy and flower pencils into the bucket, making sure you have a variety of colors and that each item is snug and wont fall over easily. You can skip the pencils and give more candy, I just liked the dimension of the flower and the height the pencils gave.

    4. Tie a ribbon around the bucket.

    5. Write and attach a card.

    …and you’re DONE!!!

    What a fun and easy way to say “Thanks” to a teacher!


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    2. Martha
      Sunday, May 1st, 2011
      I can't see any pictures! It sounds like a really cute idea, though.
    3. amy
      Thursday, April 14th, 2011
      I like the idea of enclosing a giftcard as most teachers aren't going to eat the Smarties or suckers.
    4. Kaycee
      Thursday, April 14th, 2011
      I LOVE this idea! It is so cute and funny too! LOL. Thanks for sharing!
    5. zalyndia powell
      Thursday, April 14th, 2011
      cute cute idea - i think i will fill bottom of bucket with chocolate or hide giftcard then the grass!!!!
    6. Thursday, April 14th, 2011
      What creative and lovely ideas!
    7. Wednesday, April 13th, 2011
      Thisis so cute! I would have love to have gotten this when I was a teacher!
    8. Wednesday, April 13th, 2011
      so cute, steph! lovin your blog cindy!
      xoxo-kelli & kristi
    9. Wednesday, April 13th, 2011
      Hi Cindy Lou,

      Your blog was featured with this fun gift by Stephanie. Come check it out and grab a button if you'd like. I love your blog and parties!

    10. Wednesday, April 13th, 2011
      What a great idea- can't wait to make it with my daughter for her kindergarten teacher!


      PS- Thank you for the helpful tips at the Creative Estates Conference. Your blog is awesome!!!
    11. Wednesday, April 13th, 2011
      I love this idea, Steph! It's so cute and simple- just the way I like 'em. :)
    12. Wednesday, April 13th, 2011
      wow, what a great idea!