Today my friends and I did our annual lunch for our children’s teachers in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week. This year I used the McDonald’s drink carriers for the containers. I saw this great tutorial on Little Birdie Secrets about adhering napkins to card-stock to make greeting cards.  I thought it would be a fun way to embellish the drink carriers.


I peeled the napkin apart so it was only one-ply.


Sandwich a piece of plastic wrap between the napkin and the cardboard container.


Using a plain white piece of paper as a pressing cloth iron on medium high setting.  Hold iron 10 – 15 seconds. Check to make sure it has adhered to the cardboard–if not iron again until fully adhered. I also stuck a piece of white paper in the opening of the container to keep from ironing the container shut.


Iron the excess on each side to the back.


Iron another piece to the back


It will look like this.


Trim off all excess on sides and bottom.  I also cut out the notch on the top sides.


I added a bit of ribbon and then used a matching napkin to wrap up the pink plastic silverware.


We filled the containers with a chicken salad sandwich, a container of pasta salad, fruit, water and a brownie.

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  1. How adorable! I can also see this on a cookout table to caddy the ketchup, mustard, flatware …

  2. this is really interesting, your tutorial is actually easier to understand than the little bird’s one. Am I getting this right – the plastic wrap melts and that is what forms the glue?

    That is the cutest, cleaverest, greatest idea I have seen in along time!!
    I love it!!
    And THANKS for sharing exactly how you did it.. that is very generous of you!!
    HUGS and Happy Mother’s Day!!

  4. Wait, I found it! HHMMM I wonder if they’d give me some if I went there and bought a meal? HHHMMMM

  5. Wow! These are fantastic. I love the whole idea. They look so much better with the pretty print on them. Very clever. I bet those teachers loved it.-Stacy

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