Tuesday, May 25, 2010

One box of gumballs, so many ideas!

I love the bright colors of gumballs. Put together in a cute container with some ribbon and you've got a great gift!

My ideas came from my favorite craft/gift shop in Louisville (pic below) and from a blog - which I tried to find but couldn't locate, sorry. I'm thinking the large canister was close to $20, yikes I knew I could do something similar!

It all started with a huge box of gumballs from Sam's - for less than $18!

For Teacher Appreciation Day, we put them in washed Ragu Jars and some mason jars. I spray painted the Ragu jar lids and they looked great. The sticker said "thank you for "chewsing" to share your talents at SLES, Olivia had a "ball" this year!"

The kids helped me separate the colors for one of our apothecary jars.

We also separated some colors for my FBLA officer installation. Each color represents an office. My fellow business teacher and I thought we would jazz up the ceremony with candy instead of candles! The kids loved them.

The last idea is in a peanut butter jar. We go through lots of pb here and I've been saving these up. I simply made the logos in MS Publisher.

Hope you enjoyed these ideas. We've still got quite a bit of gumballs left, so we'll be making more gifts this summer!
We've been very busy with end of school, dance recital and Ryan's graduation. Will post more soon!

I'm linking this up to A Soft Place to Land, Tip Junkie, and Today's Creative Blog. Go to these sites to see some fabulous ideas!


Michelle@Everyday Celebrating said...

Girl, that is super cute! I'm going to show it on my blog!

sportzmom said...

Great idea!

nancyg1126 said...

Adorable!! Kuddos to the you and the re-using of all those glass jars!!