Countdown to Christmas – Classmate Gifts
After my Teacher Gift post last week, I’m following up with an idea for classmate gifts. I didn’t want them to be anything extravagant, just a little something sweet. Miss E is a bit obsessed with candy canes, so I decided to whip up some little paper bag stars to hold a candy cane treat.
Since they are fully sewn up, these can double as Christmas decorations – if the kids don’t rip them open before they arrive home from school!
These are really simple to make – I am not a sewer at all (A1 usually does any sewing required in this household)… So much so, I actually had to Google for a You Tube video to show how to thread the machine up! If I can do this, ANYONE can!
Paper Bag Christmas Stars
A sewing machine and cotton.
Paper lunch bags.
A star template (I used a large cookie cutter).
Pencil for tracing.
Stickers/decals for decoration.
Treats to pop in the middle (mini candy canes and jelly beans, little chocolates, stickers, erasers etc. Maybe a little Christmas confetti.
A hole punch.
Ribbon or string for hanging.
The How To: