Back 2 School With Smarties, Smarties Pencil Teacher’s Bouquet #IamASmartie and GIVEAWAY

Hey, hey, hey!! Guess that I got for you?!! A GIVEAWAY!!
This is my first giveaway, so please, be gentle!!
I will be giving away THREE Smarties Prize Packs which includes:
1 Theater box Smarties 1 small bag Original Smarties 1 small bag Tropical Smarties 1 small bag X-Treme Sour Smarties 1 small bag Smarties in a Pouch 1 small bag Easter or V-Day Smarties

Please enter the SMARTIE GIVEAWAY at the bottom of this post!!
Now, I want to share a fun craft that my little sister and I did last weekend. Every summer, I get her for about a week and we usually have some crafty fun. I only get to have her all to myself during the month of July. It is a special, and only, month when she doesn’t have her school or dance class. Her dance ends at the end of June and starts in August. Not much time for a break!
This is already the end of July, we will be going back to school in less than a month. Since I will be giving my teachers loads of money, I think I will skip the gift this time. (Although, there are two professors that I love and wouldn’t mind giving “back to school” gifts) So, we made the gifts for my sister’s teachers.
We created three crafts in ONE night! That was some uber-crafting! We made two back to school crafts for her teachers and one for her room. (Check out the door sign, here). 
The first craft I am sharing today and the next one, I will share next week when I announce the THREE WINNERS of the Smartie Giveaway! Do you feel the excitement?!!

We decided to incorporate some Smarties candy in the crafts because she is a “Smartie” and will get the best grades! OK, that may have been some subconscious way we are trying to get her teacher to give her good grades. But, I know that she will do great, like she does every year! Did you know that Smarties Candy Company is family owned & family ran. It was founded in 1949. Three generations of the Dee family work under the same roof at Smarties Headquarters in Union, NJ. The founder, Eddie Dee, still comes to the office nearly every day. Smarties are made in two factories- one in Union, NJ and one in Newmarket Ontario. I love how this started as a small family business and is still family ran.
You will need:
A Small basket (I found mine at Walmart in back to school section)
1 hard Styrofoam block
Decorative shredded paper
2 packs of #2 pencils, sharpened
Name tags (or other fillers)
1 to 1 1/2 cups of Smarties candy
6-8 wooden Popsicle sticks
Hot glue

1. Insert the Styrofoam block into the cardboard basket.
2. Glue the Smatries candy along the popplicle stick using hot glue gun (leave about 1 inch on the stick without candy). One side at a time. (Thank you Kristi @ LollyJane for the wonderful idea of hot-gluing the Smarties)

3.  Cover the Styrofoam block with the shredded decorative paper.
4. Stick the pencils and the Smartie sticks into the block. Add the sticker pack, name tag pack, ruler (or any other insert you want) between the block and the inside wall of the basket.

That simple!!

Don’t forget to go and check out Smarties Website, Twitter and Facebook!

* I am linking this recipe to   THESE GREAT PARTIES, in my party tab. Why don’t you visit the wonderful hosts and link some of your own projects!?


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  1. thecreativeprincess says

    I am planning on making two bag tags, one for my daughters bag and the other for her lunch.  I want to make something for her teacher but will have to wait until I know who it is before I do that.  :)

  2. WillCookForSmiles says

     How awesome it that, its one of the options I gave to my sister and she chose a door sign :) Have fun!

  3. Heather Lynne says

    Our back-to-school doesn’t happen until September, and so I plan not to think abouti t for a while! 😉

  4. Liberty Boblett says

    I am planning on making a countdown calendar for the holidays. Also, we are going to make some lap books for our upcoming trip to Disney.

  5. crystal says

    I plan to make a few things for back-to-school. One of them being a back to school lunch box treat for Jay. I think I’ll make Madi one too since I’m sure Jay will tell her about it lol.

  6. Anna G says

    Not planning anything as of yet…but we still have 3 weeks and I am more of a last minute kinda gal. :)

  7. Jessica Hornibrook says

    I wasn’t planning anything – but seeing the super cute craft you made makes me want to do something of my own!

  8. Heidi says

    What a great idea! Smarties are a favorite at our house!

    I’m hosting a linky
    party “One Creative Weekend” at
    I’d love for you to visit and link up
    this idea and/or anything else you’d like to share.

  9. Hani Shabbir says

    What a fun and cute project. This can also be so much fun with the little ones. Thanks for linking up at Friday Fun Party. Have a nice day!

  10. docdanni says

    We homeschool our son, but I can think of several nieces and nephews who would love to get this as either a back-to-school gift or as a reward for good grades!

  11. DianneU22 says

    This is a great idea for several occasions I can think of! Back to school, halloween (with a few small changes) and even birthday parties – when you get smarter every years. Thanks for the great ideas! Now all I need are the Smarties! They are hard to find around here, except at Halloween. Thanks for the chance to win some. Miracels do happen!

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