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Easy DIY Holiday Gift for Teachers

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An easy DIY holiday gift for teachers that takes less than five minutes to put together. - at Non Toy Gifts

Here, in Minnesota, we’re typically cooped up indoors for half a year. It starts in November or even earlier and lasts until April, when everybody is eager to get outside, catch up with neighbors and breath the fresh spring air. One thing that helps me survive these long Minnesotan winters is my tea.

My husband is a coffee drinker and he’s willing to switch to tea only when he comes down with a cold. I, on the other hand, appreciate it not only as a healer to get me through the cold season but also as a companion for holiday joyful moments, like enjoying a fire in the fireplace. Other times I just need a break and love to have a cup of tea within arm’s reach.

An easy DIY holiday gift for teachers that takes less than five minutes to put together. - at Non Toy Gifts

I managed to combine my love for tea and passion for handmade gifts and came up with an easy DIY holiday gift: tea paired with marbled mugs. I chose the Bigelow tea, which I purchased from Walmart, and had a hard time deciding between several aromas: Constant Comment, Salted Caramel and Pumpkin Spice. I finally went for the first one: a decaffeinated black tea blend.

An easy DIY holiday gift for teachers that takes less than five minutes to put together. - at Non Toy Gifts

The DIY marbled mugs need only two ingredients and it takes less than five minutes to have them done. This makes them a perfect candidate for last minute holiday gifts. I got my supplies also from Walmart (don’t you love when you can buy everything you need with just one trip to a store? ) : white mugs and green nail polish.

An easy DIY holiday gift for teachers that takes less than five minutes to put together. - at Non Toy Gifts

Step 1. Start by filling a container with hot water.

Tip: Make sure your container is deep and large enough to dip the mugs in. You may want to use a disposable container as it is difficult to clean it afterwards.

Step 2. Pour nail polish into the hot water.

Tip: You can use one, two or even three colors or hues of the same color.

Step 3. Dip the mug halfway into the water. After pulling it out, place it upside down to dry.(It only takes a few minutes to dry). Start again from step 2 for your next mug.

Tip: If you don’t like the design on the mugs, wipe it off with nail polish remover and start over again.

An easy DIY holiday gift for teachers that takes less than five minutes to put together. - at Non Toy Gifts

Tie each of the two items of your handmade gift, tea and marbled mug, with red ribbon and you got yourself a perfect gift for your kids’ teachers. Make sure to mention the mugs need to be hand washed.

Next time you’re at Walmart, check out the tea aisle and get Bigelow tea home for you or a holiday gift.

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Andrea

Thursday 17th of December 2015

Those are so cool! And the mugs look so easy to make too. Love it!

Stef

Wednesday 30th of December 2015

Thanks, Andrea! It really takes just a couple of minutes to make the mugs.

JanetGoingCrazy

Wednesday 16th of December 2015

What a fun way to decorate mugs! I've never seen this technique before, but I love the way it turned out. [client]

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