At the beginning of the year I polled our teachers on what types of gifts they like (and dislike) and there was an overwhelming response for gift cards, specifically Target gift cards. I totally get that. I love Target gift cards too and I definitely don’t need any more travel size hand sanitizers. However, I still wanted to personalize their gifts a bit from our class so I got crafty. In lieu of cards I picked up some candy (for the exact same price, about $12) and whipped out my hot glue gun for a quick and fun project — DIY Candy Cane Sleighs!
DIY Candy Cane Sleighs
5 miniature candy bars (for each sleigh you make)
2 candy canes
1 candy bar of your choice (I used a Russel Stover Christmas brownie)
1 full size KitKat
Glue (or tape)
Gift card box (optional)
1. Glue the candy canes onto the bottom of the KitKat as the base of your sleigh. I reinforced with tape too.
2. Stuff your gift card box and on top of the KitKat.
Stack your candy layers,
gluing them down as you go. Use smaller pieces as you add layers to create a pyramid shape.
3. Wrap the ribbon around the sleigh and tape it down.
4. Top with a bow!
As part of the teacher survey, I also collected their candy preferences so I kept that in mind when picking out the sleigh materials.
I found a pack of these pretty gold gift card holders in the Target dollar aisle.
Voila! A thoughtful way to give a gift card!
Would love to know what you get your kiddo’s teachers during the holidays! I’m always looking for new ideas!