These were the adorable jars I made for Teacher Appreciation Week. They were so easy! I took Mason Jars (quart sized) and filled them with M & Ms. I bought every kind of M & M I could find: dark chocolate, milk chocolate, pretzel, peanut, dark chocolate peanut, and peanut butter. I have to say those peanut butter ones are scrumptious! I mixed them all together and funneled them in the jars. I bought 8 large bags of M & Ms for 4 quart sized jars and I had maybe a bag left (I can't be sure exactly how many since I'd mixed all the bags). I would say, to be safe, plan on 2 large bags per jar. If there's any left over, it's just a bonus!
Using my Silhouette, I cut "Treats for the Teacher". I used the Arial font and made the total image 3 inches square. I cut them on a pretty bright green vinyl. I affixed it to the jar using transfer tape. I used a square of fabric cut with pinking sheers for the top of the jar. I hot glued an orange ribbon around the top. I tied a sunflower in the ribbon that had a yellow ribbon around it. I was done!
This was an easy, yet thoughtful gift. Teachers are always giving our kids treats. Now here's a chance for them to have their own treats. So far, I've never met anyone that didn't like M & Ms either!