Wednesday, December 17, 2008


A play on words is just ALWAYS FUN!

I wanted to quickly post this evening (hey, it's before midnight!), after most of the shrapnel has been scraped off the counters and floors, and before many of you may head out to the stores for a last minute teacher/coach/volunteer/parent-helper gift! My friend and I got together with the kids this evening after dinner and put these little yummy mugs together for a combined total of about 20 teachers. It all started last night in a "As Grant took Richmond" maneuver at Michael's 10 minutes pre-closing time. We found these cute mugs on the Christmas aisle, and it was there that the plan began to form. This holiday season brings with it a very tight budget, and so I will share the cost per item with'll be ever-so impressed!

1 mug - $ .70 (found on 12/16/08 at Michael's)
1 coffee packet - about $ .10
1 tea bag - about $ .20
1 hot chocolate packet - about $ .10
2 individual creamers - about $ .10
1 candy cane - about $ .10
cellophane wrap - about $ .20
ribbon - about $ .05
tag (punched from Sizzix machine out of scraps) - nada

Grand Total per gift: about $1.55!!!!!!!
Having a gift to give the teachers we appreciate...PRICELESS!

Here's hoping they make if safely to school in the rain!


Anonymous said...

Those are great!!!!

I order my skin care products from mary kay and I always get a 'free gift' so I choose the mini hand pampering set and save up on them so then for the holidays I put them together in a mug w/ some hand gloves (super cheap at Christmas Tree Shoppe) and give those as a gift to my husband's teacher's aides!

Joanne said...

Those are great gifts and great prices as well. Looks great.

I wandered over from SITS.

Lori said...

Good Morning SITSta! I love your "Mug Shots" I just gave one to my son's teacher, but yours are so much nicer!! :)

B said...

Love the price tag on those! And what a great little gift.

Tiffany said...

Those are really cute and you can't beat the price.

angie said...

I love putting little gift sets together like that! And cute title!

Under you at SITS roll call, just stopping by to say hi and Happy Friday!

PetalsYoga said...

Very impressive, you crafty SITSta!

Tabitha Blue said...

GREAT idea, GREAT gift and GREAT price!!!!!! Nicely done... and those little mugs are always fun to get!!!!


AmberP said...

Ohhhhh that is SUCH a great idea... I really should have done something like that for my co-workers this year. Hmmm... there is always next year right!!
(I also wandered over from SITS btw ;)

The Blonde Duck said...

That's awesome! Great idea. Love the pun title. :)

Alexis said...

Hi Lori, thanks for checking my blog out!

I love this idea, what a perfect idea for tomorrow when we're locked in the house from all the snow. I'll send hubby out to pick up supplies, evil laugh ;).

Thanks again Lori, I love the blog I can't wait to check out more.

Stesha said...

Great gifts, you don't have to spend thousands of dollars on a great gift.

Alexis said...

Thanks Lori for jumping on board with me :). I can't wait to see more of your creations. And hopefully I can make you laugh along the way also.

Happy Sunday!

Clair said...

Hey Lori

Good to meet you on Mom Spark! Glad to see you're frugal too - I lvoe your mugs. Maybe if you like you could feature my frugal makeup tip - makeup for 50 cents! Granted it's not L'Oreal but it's good enuff for that cheap! HAHAH! Have a GREAT Christmas! Clair

Ritch in Love said...

Stopping by from sits: What cute gifts!

mommaof4wife2r said...

when can i expect mine to arrive????

{Ashley B} said...

Very impressive. I saved lots of money and just did nothing! ha ha You are definitely an inspiration to this little niece of yours.

Kristy said...

VERY Cute!