Every Christmas I make biscotti and package them in different ways for my co-workers. When I first started doing this, I would paint small clay pots and decorate them. I think the first year was white pots with gold star bursts and gold rim, another year it was navy pots with snowmen on them. Whenever I handed them out, I always got rave reviews and told "you should sell these". My response was always that they were a labor of love and people would never pay what they were really worth in the time spent to gather or bake the items and pull them altogether into a gift. Fast forward ten years later.
Today I'm putting together some cute cups with the ingredients for snowman soup. I thought they would be quick and simple because I wasn't painting the containers. I'm trying to finish what I start these days so I took babysteps and at long last they are ready. I'll be selling them at the Sonheim Lutheran Home Boutique on Saturday, December 3rd, and donating a portion of the sales. Wish us all luck the boutique is a success.
I typed up the recipe for snowman soup which you can find on the internet. I used SU!'s narrow 1x8 cellophane bags (#124134) for the mini marshmallows and 30" of SU! baker's twine in cherry cobbler (#123125) which I doubled-over and tied a round the bag. I snipped off the extra and used it to attach the tag which I stamped & embossed in silver on front, and hand stamped TO and FROM on the back.