I am like 80% of this nation and do not have a large budget for Valentine's Day. And it appears Hallmark and all other national retailers have made Valentine's Day such a big deal that if you don't give every one you love or care about a gift you really don't care. I want to scream at the top of my lungs "HELLO, WASN'T IT JUST CHRISTMAS" but no one is really listening to what have to say. In pursuit of making sure my child is not black listed at pre-school I have a great solution/gift.
Hand Sanitizer/ Liquid Soap - VALENTIZED!!
I can't take total credit for this but can't find the site where I found this fabulous idea.
1- I got hand sanitizer from Wal-green last week at BOGO (buy one get one free)
2- Peel off the labels
3- Embellished it with Wal-mart scrapbooking heart stickers or letters.
4- I had my daughter cut a heart-shape card and then color it and sign her name.
5- I punched a hole in the heart (without my daughter looking because if I showed her that trick EVERYTHING would have a hole in it!)
6- Tie the heart/tag on with a ribbon
My daughter is a lot like me and LOVES crafts!
There you have it- a teacher gifts on a budget and with all those lovely germs around this winter who best to give hand sanitizer too!!
Procrastination Time: I am ahead of schedule- mainly because I needed a craft for my daughter and wanted to share with you! A week ahead of schedule. I am doing the jig now!!
Pack rat: Once again I used my ribbon collection. Trust me the further I get into this blog the more you will see what I pack away!! (I am almost ashamed to share but the only way to concur is to admit you have a problem!)
Verdict: Great and easy project. Good project to do with kids. I gave one to my mom who is a Principal at an Elementary school & she really liked it.
Cost: Hand sanitizer $1.50, stickers .99 a pack & made 2 per pack, ribbon apart of my collection, and tag- free. Total- $2.00
Let me know if you have tried something similar or have any suggestions to make this better for next year!!