I was sitting this morning drinking coffee trying to decide what to do for my daughter’s teacher, the mail man, and the women who does my hair for Christmas. I had decided that I did not wish to spend over $15 dollars per person, yet I waited it to be special. As I picked up my no spill coffee mug and headed inside it dawned on what would be both personal and low cost.
I headed to the Family dollar store where I had purchased my no-spill cup and found three different designs that fit the personality of those that would be receiving the gifts.
Next it was off to Starbucks where I purchased 3 -$5.00 gift cards, and was prepared to buy three scoops of coffee one for each mug. But was told because I had purchased the gift cards the scoop of coffee would be free.
Upon returning home again I set out to create a gift of coffee! Ok well it was not that simple to create a way to give them the mug and the card.
Here is how I pulled it all together, after doing the first three I found myself doing a few extra for those last minute gifts that always seems to come up on Christmas.
What you will need:
Adhesives tacky tape or glue sticks
Spill proof coffee mug
Ink pad – brown
Marker – fine-point black
Paper: coordinating colors and patterns (2)
Ribbon 5/8″ in a color that matches paper in a grosgrain 32″ long
Rubber stamp – coffee bean or Coffee bean stickers (if you use stickers there is no need for the brown ink pad)
Instructions on how to assemble the gift:
* Cut eight strips of patterned papers. Glue strops vertically side by side overlapping strips to make it seem as if paper is tapered. (Note you may need to use a few more depending on the size of the mug)
* Adhere corrugated sleeve around the middle of the cup with tacky tape. Fold tissue paper in half lengthwise, wrap around center of sleeve and secure with glue.
* Fill cup with coffee beans and place the lid on top. Wrap ribbon around cup and knot on the top of lid.
* Make and homemade envelope and place the gift card in the envelope.
* Stamp or use stickers on the envelope and write a message on it. Tie onto the ribbon tail.
Whoever you are giving this gift from will be able to enjoy it three different ways, a coffee pot of fresh coffee in the morning, a gift card when out running around, and a coffee mug that travels well.
Allowing you to stay within your budget this Christmas, each coffee mug turned out to cost me around $12.00.