We made it to Day 5. Today's gift can be as simple or extravagant as you want. I added a little extra to the packaging of this one.
Today's Poem should read:
For the 5th day of Christmas,
some popcorn for a snack,
sorry, that's all the food
I could fit in my backpack!
So, anyway you want to package 5 packages of popcorn will work. To keep things simple, you could just wrap up 5 with ribbon. I had purchased a box of 10 for the 2 teachers, so I was not giving them an entire box, which means I needed to add some sort of package. I had the clear treat bags on hand already and 5 packs of popcorn fit perfectly . . .well, almost perfectly - it left very little room at the top to tie it off with ribbon or anything. The only option was to staple it closed which looked messy. That is when I came up with the idea to make a coordinating bag topper.
A bag topper is very simple. First, measure the width of the bag. In my case, I needed it to be about 5" wide. Then, determine how high you want the tag to be and double it. I wanted mine pretty short, so my tag ended up being 2 3/4" tall (about 1 1/2" doubled). I made the tag digitally, but you could make it out of regular paper just as easily. I created it with the same papers that I used for Day 5's tag.
After I created it digitally, I printed it out on the white card stock and cut it out and stapled it to the top of the popcorn.
I did add a little green metallic shred to make the bag look a little more festive. The last step is to punch a hole in the bag topper and attach you Day 5 tag.
I can't wait to share tomorrow's packaging. :)
See you then.