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crafty teacher's gifts for under $1 each!

Posted by on Dec. 5, 2012 at 3:42 PM
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Working the 5 am shift at Michaels has its perks; an employee discount... and the inspiration that strikes while unpacking and stocking all of our favorite crafting things in the quiet wee hours of the morning before the doors open. I discovered an 18 piece metallic cookie cutter set among our Christmas baking essentials as I set our displays, it's about $7.99 but sales like today's and coupons can cut even that price considerably. I remembered a baking tip from Pinterest, noting you can bake brownies directly in metal cutters to make them keep a clean shape...

18 piece metal cookie cutter set

brownie batter

misc. icing/ candies for decorating

cellophane baggies and ribbon/ bows

...if you bake a brownie and then decorate it in each cutter, and simply wrap them individually in cellophane with a ribbon or bow - the result is 18 gifts of a treat and Christmas cookie cutter for under $1 each! Include a personal note expressing your appreciation and oh my goodness, budget friendly gifts for teachers, coworkers, etc. (you could even pick up decorative saucers or salad plates from goodwill to give each one something to sit against, if you wanted to give it a little something extra)

by on Dec. 5, 2012 at 3:42 PM
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RutterMama
by Tia on Dec. 5, 2012 at 4:10 PM
What a great idea!
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TiffanyMarie80
by Member on Dec. 5, 2012 at 4:12 PM

Love that!!!

melliburger
by Melli on Dec. 5, 2012 at 9:57 PM

NIce!

jryberg
by Jaime on Dec. 5, 2012 at 10:02 PM

Great idea!

jridgill
by Jennifer on Dec. 5, 2012 at 11:56 PM
Great idea! I bet the kids would love to help too!
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The_Monster_Mom
by Emerald Member on Dec. 6, 2012 at 1:02 AM
Brilliant!
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Kathy112761
by Kathy on Dec. 6, 2012 at 1:29 AM

Love this idea.

MissElissa21
by on Dec. 6, 2012 at 7:36 AM
That's a great idea. Last year in an exchange someone melted the peppermint candy melts in a cookie cutter and it was awesome.
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