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Having been a classroom teacher for the past 13 years, I know just how important room parents are to the classroom and especially to the teacher. I am so excited to be my son’s Kindergarten Room Mom and plan on spoiling his amazing teacher as much as I can. She is my son’s first experience in elementary school!

I wanted to give my son’s teacher and the office staff {can’t forget the office staff} a little something to brighten their first week back to school. Candy, of any kind, is always a huge hit in the staff lounge and office in the school where I teach. I knew I couldn’t go wrong with M & M’s!

I went to Home Goods and purchased two glass jars with screw top lids. I then measured the diameter of the lids and created a chalkboard label in Photoshop.  I love fonts and over the years have created quite a collection of them thanks to www.dafont.com. If you haven’t check out www.dafont.com yet, you are missing out. They have tons of fonts and they are all free!  For this particular label, I used the fonts “sketch block,” “learning curve” and “bergmont.” Once I was done creating the label, I exported it to my Silhouette machine, loaded a full sheet label into my printer, printed the label, and then digitally cut it using my Silhouette.

I then created a label to hang around the jar using Silhouette’s software program.  For this label I used “artistamp”  and “billabong” fonts also free from www.dafont.com. Once I had the label finished, I printed them on kraft paper and then digitally cut it using my Silhouette.

Last, I filled the jars with M & M’s, secured the tag around the jar using jute twine, and I was done.  A simple gift that is sure to make those receiving it smile…or so I hope!

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  1. Roxanne Stellmacher 3 September, 2013 5:14 pm

    Just darling! You’re so creative and talented, Leslie. Love these.

    Roxanne
    http://www.roxannestellmacher.com

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