Saturday, October 8, 2011

Caramel Apple Kits for the Teachers - 2011 Edition

Happy Fall Y'all!

I hope you are in an area where you are enjoying warm temperatures and beautiful Fall colors on the trees like I am. I've been loving it and will continue to enjoy it through this long weekend - YES!

I can't believe I'm starting a new year of showing my crafty traditions on my blog! WOW! Time surely does fly. So in keeping tradition in my family, last weekend we went on our annual Fall camping trip to our local state park, only this year we let our girls bring a friend each (Yes, 4 preteen girls-Ugh! They were all good, though :)). There is a very nice apple orchard nearby with tons of activities including a really good corn maze, apple launching, hayrides to the pumpkin patch, a silo of corn kernels for kids to play in, etc. - So fun! After picking the apples and enjoying all of the other activities, we always purchase our apple cider before leaving and then head back to our campsite. Last weekend was cold, too, so HOT apple cider was enjoyed around the campfire last Saturday! Then when we come home from the trip, we assemble caramel apple kits to give the girls' teachers.

HERE you can find the post of the caramel apple kits I did last year, but here are this year's edition for a good dose of teacher brown-nosing early in the school year:

 Bird's Eye View!

 My oldest daughter and her friend made signs
that said they love their teacher- Major kiss-ups LOL!

 This is the outside of the photo card.

I had this premade photo card in my scraps stash.
I believe it was made using an Ellison diecut at
my library's die-cutting event. You bring your
own cardstock and are able to use their dies!

Caramel Apple Kit Supplies:
  • 5 apples (preferably freshly picked!)
  • 5 wooden popsicle sticks wrapped in a snack-sized clear bag
  • Bag of Caramels (recipe right on the bag!)
  • Apple basket (mine purchased at Michael's)
  • Wire ribbon (for handle and to wrap sticks to caramel bag)
  • Cricut Country Life Cartridge (apple and apple tree)
  • Cute photos from apple-picking
  • Cardstock scraps
  • FZ Roman Font for Tag wording

Enjoy your weekend my fellow crafters! I hope to enjoy some crafting during mine!

2 happy comments:

bonnie said...

Oh my gosh sweetie so those how cute! ;) Hugs x

Kristy said...

SUPER cute! Great idea and I'm sure the teachers loved the gift and "brown" nosers! ;)

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