Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Countdown to Christmas 7: Classmate Treats with Catrin from "Love Life!"

Today, my lovely friend Catrin is going to be giving us some lovely ideas for little pressies for your kids classmates, or teachers! This is a really cute idea, and one I will be using in the future (when my little girl actually has teachers!!)

Over to you Catrin!

Hi my name is Catrin and I blog over at Love Life! Unfortunately, I only write in German there, but feel free to email me or leave a comment if you have any questions (or use the google translator, installed on my sidebar - just in case you want to have a good laugh! ;-))

When Claire asked me if I could help out with some kind of creative little project around Christmas-time, I was happy to do so. 

Every year, before the Christmas holidays, my son brings a "little-something" for his friends at school (last year we made Rudolph's spare red noses) and this year we've made a little Christmas fruit tea kit...

It's REALLY easy to make... even little children can help making the sugar cubes, stamping the labels or drawing a picture. And you can get really creative in packing them up!

You need:
* Sugar cubes
* Icing Sugar
* A drop of water
* Sprinkles
* Christmassy teabags (individually wrapped)
* little cellophane bags (for the sugar cubes)
* Card to wrap the teabags up
* Optional stamps, ribbon, tape to decorate!

So here goes!

1. Mix two tablespoons of icing sugar with a few drops of water and stir well until you have icing the consistency of honey. Add the water little by little; you only need a few drops!

2. Dip the sugar cubes in the icing and apply the sprinkles. Then leave them overnight to dry out.

3. Pack up your sugar cubes with a Christmassy teabag and make a cute little kit!

These little sets would also be nice for a friends or as an advent calendar filling! Or if you only make the sugar cubes, they add a little something extra for your advent teatime.

I hope you like the idea and enjoy Christmastime and the holidays to come!

Love life!



  1. Hi Claire,
    thanks for having me ;-)
    Do you still need more Austrian proper tea for Ava ;-)??

    xxx Catrin

  2. hi clair, hi catrin,

    lovely idea! lovely post!

    thank you very much for sharing with us...

    yours nancy


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