16 December 2010

Quick teachers' gifts

I posted once before about using a Pringles tube to hold cookies. These two are for the boys' teachers. I filled them with three types of cookies: chocolate-white-choc-chip, chocolate chip and snickerdoodles. The ribbon is stuck to a little double-sided tape on the lid and fastened with tape underneath; the paper is scrapbooking paper I had in my stash.

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31 comments:

  1. Oh you are clever!!! I can't wait to do this for the neighbors this Christmas! Thank you!!!!

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  2. Great idea! I've got a bunch of Pringles to eat now! :)

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  3. those are some lucky, lucky teachers. with satisfied taste buds! what a wonderful way to make something ordinary really pretty!

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  4. I LOVE this idea. I never know what to put Christmas cookies in when I give them out. This will do. My son loves Pringles, so now he's gonna get some - lol!

    Pinned this on Pinterest and found you thru Vintage Gwen.

    Cheers,
    Tracy Screaming Sardine

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  5. Found this on Pinterest. Great idea for neighborhood gifts. Bonus... eating the Pringles. Thanks!

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  6. Great idea, I'm going to link this on my blog!

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  7. I love the idea and can't wait to make some! But how did you get the smell out?!?

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  8. A quick rinse out with soapy water did the job.

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  9. What a SWEET idea! Can't wait to do this for the holidays, not to mention any other special day! Thanks for being so creative.

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  10. These are great! I just featured them on my blog here: http://jamespurejoy.blogspot.com/2011/10/gifts-for-aquaintances.html
    and here: http://thetrendytreehouse.blogspot.com/2011/10/gifts-for-aquaintances.html

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  11. This will mean less broken cookies at Christmas this year. Thanks for the idea.

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  12. Ok.. uh... this isn't really all that clever or economical. They actually sell cookie boxes at the dollar store... FOR A DOLLAR. They aren't really that cute either. Pringles cans are ugly on the inside and good luck getting the smell of potato chips out of it to put cookies in there. Yuck. And LAME for those using this to get the name of their websites out there. GAG.

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  13. Sorry you feel that way, Kris. I was living in the UK when I did this and there are no dollar stores there, plus we already had the Pringles tubes. No smell of potato chips after I'd cleaned them out. Worked well for me, so I'm happy :)

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  14. These look fantastic! Thank you so much for sharing. :)

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  15. These are super cute. Thank you for sharing! :)

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  16. Jen, I think it's a perfectly adorable idea. And you know, Momofuku Milk Bar in NYC makes chocolate chip cookies with potato chips IN them, so who cares if the tube smells like chips??!! (even though I know yours don't since you washed them).
    Personally, I'd rather use Pringles cans than shop at the dollar store.
    Great idea.

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  17. Wow!! What a great idea!!
    THanks!
    Mel

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  18. Thanks so much for the great idea! I featured it on my blog: http://www.organizinghomelife.com/archives/1048

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  19. we love this idea! we re-blogged it at:
    http://tumblewee.wordpress.com/2011/12/08/diy-christmas-from-the-blog-world/
    with a link to your site.
    such a cute idea! ash & meg @ tumblewee.com

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  20. Great idea! Reusing at its finest! How did you adhere the paper so beautifully?

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  21. Thanks for the links back :)
    Jessica, I just used a strip of double-sided tape at each end of the paper.

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  22. Ótima ideia! Eu gostei muito, vou fazer um.. :)
    Is cool.. i like it..

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  23. Hi Jen,
    We linked to this post on the Eventarc blog today! You can see our post here:
    38 quirky handmade gifts for your next event:
    http://www.eventarc.com/posts/2012/04/11/38-quirky-handmade-gifts-for-your-next-event/

    Cheers!

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    1. Thanks for featuring me among those great ideas!

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  24. I just mentioned and linked this on one of my blog posts. I love it. Thanks for sharing. http://lifeawayfromtheofficechair.blogspot.com/2012/06/7-pringle-can-ideas.html

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  25. Jen, is there an amount of raw dough you recommend to use so that the cookies fit into the tube once baked? Also how did you affix the paper to the tubes? I was thinking modge podge. I found this on Pinterest and am so excited to make these for my coworkers for Christmas........I need 16-18 tubes so I informed the other half he must begin eating Pringles stat.

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    1. I'm sorry, I don't know exactly how much dough as I was making a big batch and kept the rest for ourselves. I used a strip of double-sided tape on each end of the paper to adhere it.

      I'm sure your other half won't mind eating all of the Pringles! ;)

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  26. I am an elementary school teacher, and I would love a gift like this!

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