gallamore west: A "Berry Sweet" Teacher Gift!

Monday, May 7, 2012

A "Berry Sweet" Teacher Gift!

I soooo wanted to post our Day 2 of Teacher Appreciation gifts tonight, especially since I have Day 2 AND Day 3 ready to go {UHH-MAZING for me these days!}  But it's late and the lighting will be horrible so I'm a cheater, cheater pumpkin eater and I'm posting one of my very favorite teacher gifts from last year instead.  We gave these for end of the year gifts, but they'd be great for Teacher Appreciation gifts too!  
{And Michael's has the adorable flower pots again this year... wahoo!}

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9 days left of school here, 
but we just couldn't wait to give these to 
the boys teachers today!
I'm so happy with how they came out!  It's a great {and sometimes rare!} feeling when the idea in my head comes out just as planned... I kept staring at them in the fridge :)

Here's a little tutorial on how to make them.
First gather your supplies...
 Adorable clay flower pots from Michael's 
{on sale for $3.49 each}
 Paper filler {Wal-Mart} and lollipop sticks {Michael's}
 Wilton candy melts {Michael's}
 Rainbow sprinkles {Wal-Mart}
Strawberries, washed and dried {and sorted biggest to smallest, 
because I'm crazy like that!}

Okay... have all your supplies?  You're ready for the fun!

Pierce the strawberries with a lollipop stick... it's too hard to get it exactly through the middle because the stem made the stick bend so I poked mine through as close to the center as I could.   
{After I took this picture, I realized that I should pull off any ugly parts of the little leaves}


Have your melted candy melts ready {I melt in a bowl in the microwave at 15-30 second intervals until melted.... don't heat too long or they burn!}  Dip and twist, then tap the excess chocolate off on the side of the bowl.  Sprinkle on your sprinkles right away before the chocolate starts to dry.  


Then stick the strawberry in a styrofoam block {Michael's} to dry.


Once the strawberries were dry, I transferred them to a parchment lined cookie sheet because I only had one styrofoam block for drying.  


Once the last set was dry, I cut the styrofoam block into 5 equal pieces to put in the flower pots.  Then I covered the styrofoam with the shredded paper and arranged the strawberries in the pots.  


I also added the little tag with my two favorite fonts {Pupcat and Amelie, both free downloads at dafont.com}


And there you have it... a cute, sweet, edible End of the Year Teacher Gift, and an adorable flower pot to use after the sweet treat is gone! 



















3 comments:

Naiman Family said...

I love it. Thank you for sharing. :)

Charisa said...

A great idea that can be used in so many different ways! My kids don't like to get their hands messy when eating, so these would be perfect!

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