We love Connor's karate instructor, Master Brandt. He is awesome...patient, caring, involved, really knowledgeable about what he does, and he always has time to listen to my concerns and find a way to help Connor.
So, I wanted to make him a prize and attach a little note to let him know how thankful we are to have him in our lives. It does seem like the right time of year to do that...
So, I made a caramel apple basket. Actual caramel apples seemed to have logistical problems...messy, what extras do you add, hard to transport...this seemed to solve those dilemmas.
I made some homemade caramel sauce and put it in a cute container. I used the recipe from the How Dos She? blog...it's really tasty and super simple! I decorated the jar with some fall stickers that I bought on clearance at Target...I love that I am finally embracing the concept that absolutely everything o a project doesn't have to be homemade to be acceptable...it makes things soooooo much easier! I added some apples and one of those cutter/corer thingies.
I did use a Papertrey stamp set to make a label for the top...I mean...if you have the perfect tool....you HAVE to use it ;)
I just used more of the stickers to make a tag and wrote a nice note on the back of it. I love it when you give someone a prize and they seem genuinely appreciative...it kinda makes you want to be nice more often...at least that's how I felt...but I got over it ;)