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Put a smile on an educator’s face this holiday season with this “Thanks for “BEE-ING” a great teacher” honey jar gift! A cute DIY clothespin bumblebee and a yellow houndstooth cloth jar topper tied with a black ribbon really make this present shine!
My kids both have great teachers this year in school and I look for every opportunity I can get to thank them for being so wonderful. I’ve got a daughter in third grade and a son in kindergarten.I’m sure you’ll agree that a teacher’s job is not easy! I don’t think I could ever do it. 🙂 So I’m especially appreciative to those who are willing and able to educate my kiddos, especially when they put their whole heart into it.
Since honey is oh so sweet, and so are my kids’ teachers, I thought it would be perfect to put together a honey and bumblebee gift to give them before school lets out for Christmas break. The holidays will be here before you know it! This time of year always flies by!
I like to make sure to include my kids’ teachers on my holiday gift list because I appreciate them so much. And since I personally think homemade gifts are the best, I chose to spruce up a jar of Don Victor Honey and attach an adorable clothespin bee and tag.
I found the honey at Walmart on the Hispanic Food aisle near the baking items.
16 oz. Don Victor Orange Blossom Comb Honey Globe Jar
Small black pom poms
Black pipe cleaner
Yellow and black acrylic paint
Small googly eyes
Black permanent marker
White paper for wings
Printable tags (download below)
Hot Glue Gun
Begin by painting your clothespin completely yellow. Next, paint on stripes with black paint. Leave the top portion yellow for the face. Cut two small pieces of black pipe cleaner and hot glue a black pom pom to the top of each.
Hot glue the antennae to the back of the front piece of the clothespin, as shown above. You want these to show after it’s clipped on. I glued them to the back piece at first, so be sure not to make that same mistake. 🙂
Hot glue on the eyes and draw on the mouth with a marker. Cut some little wings out of your white paper, fold down a small tab and hot glue them to the sides of your bee.
Next, cut a fabric circle so it will drape nicely over your honey jar. Hot glue it to the top of the jar and to the sides of the lid. This will make tying your ribbon on much easier. Tie your black ribbon around the fabric on the lid, attach your tag to the ribbon with the clothespin bee, and you’re done!
Download and print your free Honey Bee gift tags HERE. **As always, printables are for personal use only.
How cute is this? I know my kids’ teachers will love it! Leave some space at the bottom of the tag when you cut it out so you can write a personal sentiment like “Merry Christmas” or “Happy Holidays!” and From:…
I love that this gift is perfect for any time of the year, but we’ll be handing it off to the kiddos’ teachers in December. We can’t wait! Oh how we enjoy gift giving.
And who wouldn’t want to receive some yummy Don Victor Honey? We sure love it at our house. We eat lots of buttered honey toast and peanut butter and honey sandwiches. But I especially enjoy honey on homemade rolls, muffins and cornbread!
Each jar of Don Victor Honey includes a yummy honeycomb! I think it’s gorgeous! And did you know the honeycomb can be eaten? Just cut a chunk off and spread it over a warm piece of buttered toast. You may have to mash it a bit, but the heat will soften the comb and make it flatten onto the toast with the honey.
Just a few things that I’ve learned about honey over the years…store it at room temperature to slow down the crystallization process. When my honey crystallizes (which usually takes a long while) I like to place the honey jar in warm water or in near boiling water that has been removed from the heat. Works like a charm!
This is such a sweet (pun intended) 🙂 and simple gift and a great way to show you care!
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