By now, you probably know how much we like concept gift ideas. Specially for occasions like Mother’s Day! Case and point – the 5 elements gift idea, we made last year. Unfortunately, this year we just haven’t had the time to work on something as elaborate. So, a quick DIY will have to do. Not that we didn’t come up with a cute concept for our Travel Coffee Kit for Mother’s Day!
For this idea, we went back to the old phrase – “Sugar, spice and everything nice! That’s what little girls are made for.” Only this time, the little girl is my mom haha. Here’s how you can make the travel coffee kits!
- Three small jars / pots
- Sticker paper / card paper
- Cellophane paper
- Printable for Labels (Click here to download the template)
- A scale
You will also need the kind of sugar, cinnamon and coffee powder, your mother would like. If cinnamon is a no go, you can also try nutmeg, pumpkin spice, cocoa (technically a spice), cloves or cardamom. On the other hand, if your mom is more of a tea person than a coffee person. You can swap the coffee powder for loose tea.
1.Start by placing a scale over the lid of a jar and measuring the diameter. This will tell you, what size of labels you need.
2. Next, use the link given in the materials, to download the template for the labels. They are currently sized to the jars we made. But, feel free to scale it up or down. If it’s not working out alright, send us a message and we’ll help send you the file in the size you need.
3. Once you’ve downloaded the file, print the template on sticker paper to save time. If it’s not available, regular card paper will also do the trick.
5. Cut and carefully paste the round labels on the top of your three lids. You’ll notice that the third one says something nice, instead of everything nice. We changed the wording a little, as “Everything nice: was looking a bit odd to us, for a coffee pot.
6. Once the jars have been labelled, fill each of them with your sugar, spice and coffee and use the matching lid on top.
You can stop at this stage, as the travel coffee kit is ready 🙂 However, if you would like to add a finishing touch, here’s what you can do:
- Use tiny drops of glue or tape on the corner of the jars, to stack them one on top of the other.
- Cut a square of cellophane.
- Place the stacked jars on their side, near the bottom of the cellophane and tape both sides of the cellophane over it.
- Fold the bottom of the cellophane to the base of the jars.
- For the top, scrunch the cellophane together and apply tape to hold it in place.
- Cut the little tag given in the template and use ribbon to tie it over the cellophane.
You’ll see how fast these portable travel coffee kits go, once you get started!
What do you think of the idea? Let us know what you have planned for Mother’s Day in the comments below!