Upcycle a few gifts this year

Chai Tea Latte Mix Gift1

I am one lucky kindergarten teacher.

Each year I have so many wonderful parents who offer to donate some of their precious time to help in our classroom. I appreciate their generous support and commitment.

When Christmas comes along, I always like to thank them for volunteering. When I saw this post for Chai Tea Latte Mix from Life is a Prayer and this post for Salted Caramel Cocoa Mix from Crafty Staci, I knew just what I wanted to make this year.

This is what you’ll need:

Chai Tea Latte Mix Gift

I washed small plastic milk bottles from the classroom for this project:

Chai Latte Mix

Create labels on your computer, just using regular paper and cutting it into strips. The font I chose is a free download called Lewis Blues. My beloved Zig pen made the dots.

Chai Tea Latte Mix Gift

After filling the bottle with the mix, wrap the label around the bottle and attach using double sided tape.

Chai Tea Latte Mix Gift

As always, I was trying to use what I had on hand, since I didn’t have any green ribbon, I found this green striped knit remnant in my thrift store stash to make my own ribbon. Just cut a strip and gently pull the ends so it will curl.

Chai Tea Latte Mix Gift

It makes perfect yarn for wrapping packages.

Chai Tea Latte Mix Gift T shirt Yarn

I hope my parent volunteers like it! 🙂

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About The Renegade Seamstress

I'm a busy wife, mom, grandma, and teacher who loves to create. I've joined the refashion scene and I 'd like to share and connect with all those talented and creative people out there doing similar things.
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21 Responses to Upcycle a few gifts this year

  1. Great Gift Idea – love the homemade touch during the Holidays – thanks for sharing!!!

  2. So cute! Good job taking advantage of items you already had on hand. It seems like they make the most beautiful gifts. Meaningful and handmade!

  3. Great idea! The mixes look delicious, and I love the knit fabric ribbons – Brilliant touch!

  4. fiammisday says:

    Very nice!!! Thanks

  5. CraftyStaci says:

    Love! Those bottles are the perfect size and the labels and ties are adorable!

  6. This is a great idea! I love how you used the milk bottles – they look like the perfect size!

  7. Jo H. says:

    Who wouldn’t love to get these? They are useful, and respectful to earth’s resources, and so darn cute! Thank you for the great idea for “yarn”; I can see me using this over and over 🙂

    • Thanks, Jo! I really wanted to find a use for those little milk bottles. We only had them for a couple of days and now I wish I would’ve saved more of them. I think the t shirt yarn would be fun to crochet with. Have a great week!

  8. Cul de Sac says:

    What a nice thought! Love this, now going to look up those yummy recipe!

  9. noriecreates says:

    Great ideas. I’m one of those parent helpers but I’m considering giving these to my sons teachers!

  10. rhibee77 says:

    These look lovely! Thanks for the inspiration…again 🙂

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