Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Tea is for Teacher

Tea is for Teacher.  I bought a box of a beautifully and colorfully packaged flavored teas.  Each flavor was in a bright and exciting color of packaging. They were so pretty!  I must confess I am a tea drinker   (never tasted coffee and have no desire to join that craze).  I find a cup in the afternoon soothing and at times invigorating.  I thought what a perfect gift for teacher!  On the hunt for plain mugs I went!  I found white ones at my local discount store.  I used the Cricut cartridge Doodlecharms to cut a 3" apple out of white contact paper. I used that to make a template (adhering the negative image) for the alcohol inks to color in the apple.  I used watermelon, cranberry for the apple and lettuce for the leaf.  A little filler in the bottom of the mug, then 8 different flavored teas.  I wrapped up with plastic and a ribbon that looks like a ruler and attached the poem.  Just perfect for that grade schooler to give their teacher for Christmas.  Below is the poem I came up with.  Hope you like it.  Tell me what Christmas gifts you are busy making.  Thanks for looking.