Countdown to Christmas 2019: 8 weeks!

Hello friends! I’ve been thinking about making some simple and economical teacher gifts (that don’t need any special tools!) and this is what I’ve come up with:

The paper needs to be square but can be any size depending on what you’re packaging. It does look best if the paper is double sided and not too flimsy! I made a much smaller version of this pouch last year that you can check out here.

For today’s examples I raided my retired Stampin’ Up! craft stash! A few folds of the 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper and I had a versatile Christmas treat/gift holder! Kids love to make them too 😊 I watched this video by Darby Whittier and found it really helpful:

By offsetting the first fold on two of these I was able to get more space for the bigger treats (all bought from a local supermarket) :

The Hansell’s French Style Creme Brulee sachet was the easiest to package; fairly flat and not very tall!

I added some pretty ribbon and a coordinating tag to finish it off:

The Betty Crocker Mug Treats Belgian Chocolate Cake sachet was a bit taller so I needed to offset the first fold:

And added some coordinating ribbon and my favourite Christmas pudding tag!

Packaging the Easiyo Greek Style Mixed Berries Yogurt ingredients was more challenging!! It’s quite bulky so I needed to offset the first fold even more, and I found that I needed to make the side folds point down at a different angle. This used a current Designer Series Paper:

To give a ‘clean’ finish to the front of the pouch, with no folds lines showing, I reversed the side folds and tucked the front flap inside the pouch:

I’m very happy with the end result and think it makes a yummy gift!

Any of these would be great to give a teacher at the end of the year (and makes a fun change from chocolates and soap!!). You could also add a Christmas/Holiday card and a couple of candy canes to make them really festive 🙂 If you have any questions please ask and I hope this gives you a little inspiration! Megan xo

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