Hey friends! I’m so excited to share with you guys our back to school haul that we scored last week at Kohl’s (one of my favorite stores)! And I also have put together a super fun Smart Cookie Back to School Idea + Gift Tag that I have the tutorial to share with you! The Back to School season is one of my favorite times of the year! I LOVE getting organized after a long summer of swimming, playing and attempting to work! haha! All my kids (and me) seem to thrive on routine, so we are all anxious to have school back in!
Now onto a preview of my kids Back to School Shopping Haul that we scored at Kohl’s last week! I have always loved to shop at Kohl’s! So, when they are having their Back to School sales with the ability to earn Kohl’s cash, then I for sure take advantage!
Let’s start with my Dylan girl! I like to describe her as a girly tomboy! She likes to be cute and pretty, but plays hard with no restrictions! So, we mainly focused on jeans and cute tops. But, I did cave and get her a dress! The Sonoma brand totally had us covered! Both the below tops, the jeans and dress below are ALL Sonoma.
I did grab her this dress she was begging! It’s a nice cotton, so it will be super comfortable for her. Plus, won’t require ironing, which is always a requirement!
Then onto my Jeffrey! This kid is all about comfort! So, we spent most our time looking through the Under Armor athletic shirt and short sets! Me being the mean mom I am, did force him to get a few pairs of Levi pants and then he got a few Nike and Under Armor shirts! I mean, look how cute this kid is! We also got him this pair of Nike Shoes that he obsessed over from the second he saw them!
And last up, my oldest son, Nathan! He pretty much ONLY wears jeans! Even this summer when it was 100 degrees outside, he’d come down the stairs in a pair of jeans! haha! So, we picked him up five pairs of Levi pants and then some Under Armor, Nike and Levi Shirts! Oh and also a good looking pair of Nike shoes.
I got some cute stuff, right? I am a big believer of if you look good, then you feel good! But, you don’t have to spend an arm and leg to make that happen! Kohl’s always gives you opportunities to get the best deals possible! We shopped a sale, used a 20% of coupon and then I earned $100 in Kohl’s cash! AH-MAZING, right? I’m excited to go back later this week to get a few more things using my Kohl’s cash!
Now onto the fun Smart Cookie Back to School Gift idea and Gift Tag!
It’s super easy to put together! Which, let’s be honest, is really the only way I craft! haha!
Here’s what you need:
- Clear Jar
- Some Cookies
- White Cardstock
- Colored Cardstock
- Distress Ink
- Embellishment (optional)
The file is a Print and Cut file. Once clicked, your design screen will look like this:
If you want to edit the text or image at all, you’ll need to unflatten that section of the design file. And then re-flatten it when you’re done.
When you click “Make It” it should show the design ready on two mats. The first mat will be the main tag ready to print and cut. And then the 2nd mat will be the back tag, that is just slightly larger then the main tag.
Once the files are done printing and cutting, then you’re ready to assemble!
I always like to take distress ink to the edge of any gift tags that I create! It helps give the tag a finished look!
Then just use a glue stick to attach the two tags. Then attach the tag with any embellishments you want to add with some sort of twine around the top of the jar! And that’s it! Isn’t it so cute? What teacher wouldn’t love to get this on the first day of school?
I’ve also got this available as a printable version for those of you that don’t have a cutting machine!