Thursday, 30 May 2013

Fairtrade Mug gifts

Hello everyone and a special welcome to Karin who is a new follower this week.

I've been busy again making up mug gift packs for a Fair Trade Sale at the school my daughter teaches at. The school is making positive steps to encourage the children to think about where our food comes from and how the people who provide it often live below the poverty line. The Fair Trade symbol on foods shows that the growers and workers are receiving proper recompense for their labour, and will then hopefully be able to have a better standard of living. Each mug has fair trade chocolate and hot chocolate, along with some baby marshmallows to stir in. I have done these a few times now and you can see previous lots here. This time I decided to make a dent in some of my scrap booking paper stash and made bag toppers decorated with stamps cut out with punches. Here's a selection

And here are some of the 40 I made, packed up and ready to go

These take a little time to put together but they are great sellers at school sales.

I'm entering these into the Simon Says Stamps Anything Goes challenge,  and the Path of Positivity challenge.

Thanks for stopping by

Carol x


  1. What a wonderful cause to support. Children see what they have around them and don't realize that others are not as fortunate. Kudos on your daughter's school for making an effort to teach them about the importance of fair trade. What a wonderful way to use up all those scrappy bits too. You did a beautiful job.

    Thank you so much for joining this month on the Path of Positivity. I hope that we will see more of your lovely creations in the future.

    May the sun always shine down on your path,
    Lisa D.

  2. How cool are these mugs, Carol ... not surprised they go down so well at the school sales, they're so inventive and gorgeous ... and so full of chocolatey yumminess! Anita :)

  3. This is really a great thing to teach the children about. And, who could resist the chocolate, mug and such a creative topper.

  4. Hi Carol, thanks for leaving a message on my blog :) Always fun to read, I appreciate this very much. You also make beautiful cards and I'll definitely come back again! Greetings Yolanda B)

  5. What a cute way to package those gifts, gorgeous.. thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

  6. Wow, Carol you have been super busy! I love the toppers on these adorable mugs sets. Fun way to use up scraps ,but I see a lot of work went into each one. Bet you daughter love all your help. Great job in the lesson and crafting ! Hope you have a great week!

  7. I cannot imagine how long these must have taken, but so worth it - they are fantastic!

    Hugs, Dawn

  8. What a lovely idea Carole and love all the pretty mugs...


  9. These came out beautiful!! What a great lesson to be teaching the kids. I wish our school would do this. I think it is important for kids to grow up learning this so they can make informed decisions. I don't even know myself!!


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Carol x


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