Sunday, May 1, 2011

Thanks-A-Latte and You’re Tea-riffic!

First, let me apologize for the awful quality if these photos.  Not quite sure what happened.  I will retake photos later!

Need a quick Teacher’s Appreciation gift or Mother’s Day gift to tell your awesome teacher or loving mom how thankful you are that they are apart of your life?  Try these make-your-own cup of coffee or cup of tea sets with yummy chocolates and everything they need to make their own perfect cup of coffee or tea.

This is a great budget friendly gift idea especially if you have a lot of teachers to make gifts for.
Here is a supplies list:

  • I package Chinet Comfort Cups with lids
  • 1 box of 7 single serving packets of Nescafe Taster’s Choice coffee
  • 1 box of 7 single serving packets of Coffee-mate creamer
  • tea packets of your choice
  • sugar packets and/or sugar cubes
  • honey sticks
  • small package of cookies to go with coffee or tea (optional)
  • a handful of chocolates for each cup
  • circle punches in 1-1/4”, 1-1/2” and  2”
  • paper and ribbon to coordinate with Chinet Comfort Cups
  • a coffee and tea themed stamp set from Jo-Ann Fabrics
  • brown stamp pad
  • cellophane wrapping from the Dollar Store

For “Thanks-A-Latte” use a 16 oz. cup with lid, 6 sugar cubes in a small baggie, 2 coffee packets, 1 creamer packet, 1 stir straw and a handful of chocolates. 
I use two coffee packets so that the recipient can make her coffee as strong as she would like.

For “You’re Tea-riffic” use a 16 oz. cup with lid, 6 sugar cubes in a small baggie, 2 packets of tea, 1 honey stick, 1 stir straw and a handful of chocolates.

one lump or two
To make the small “one lump or two?” tags use MS Word in any font you like, print and punch out with the 1-1/4” circle punch.  Then punch out a 1-1/2” circle from the coordinating paper. Attach to the baggie.

To make the fan, cut two 1-1/2” x 12” strips of coordinating paper.

Attach strips together with glue to make one long strip of paper.

Fan fold paper, the folds are about 3/4” high.

Attach the ends together with a bit of glue to make a circle.

To form into a fan, gently push the top of the folds downwards and let bottom slide outwards.  

Apply a few drops of glue into the center hole and hold in place until the glue has dried.

Stamp your sentiments onto white cardstock with brown ink, punch out using a 2” circle punch and attach to fan folded circle with glue.

Load your cups up with a handful of chocolates and coffee or tea fixin’s.  Put the Milano cookies behind the cup, wrap with cellophane wrapping, tie it closed with coordinating ribbon and attach your tag.  How fast and easy it that?!


  1. This is very cute! I love any kind of coffee gift idea, TFS it!

  2. Where did you find the honey sticks...i've been all over town with no luck! Great idea, thank you!

    1. Tara's Glue Sticks and TapeAugust 23, 2012 at 11:07 AM

      I found the honey sticks at Sprouts Health Food Store.

  3. I wanted to do a You're Appreciated TEAcher gift at the end of the month so this is PERFECT! Thank you!

    Debbie B