Teacher Gifts Pt. 1

I'm not sure how they do it in your neck of the woods but around here, you send a gift to your child's teacher at least Christmas and the end of the year.  If you're really on the ball you do Halloween, Valentine's Day and Teacher Appreciation Week.  That being said, I have been brainstorming what I would like to do this year for my kid's teachers.  I really like to hand make them something but that usually depends on my time and sanity!  :)  Here are a couple ideas I have done in the past that I thought were fun!

These are some mini clipboards I made that were super easy.  I bought some cute scrap paper and used Modge Podge to put it on the front.  I then sealed it with some craft sealant and added some ribbon.  It can get tricky smoothing out the wrinkles sometimes.  I used a smoothing tool that you use for spackle. (I don't know what they are actually called)  I also attached a green little flower in the bottom corner for some depth but it's hard to tell in the picture.

I bought these cute pink buckets in Target's Dollar Spot and cut out each teacher's initial from scrap paper and again used Modge Podge to seal it on the bucket.  Then I filled them with homemade goodies.  These were really fast to make.

These monogrammed bags were a little more time consuming.  I have done these a couple years now and the material I buy is based on the bag I find first.  These had the light green handle so I decided to go with a green and gold fabric.  However one year I found some with black handles and did black and white polka dot fabric and outlined in lime green and they were way cute!!   So you print off the initial on paper from your computer using 600 font.  Then cut it out and attach it to your material using straight pins.  Now if you can sew then you could just sew the letter on the bag but I unfortunately do not so I used fusible web to attach the letter then outlined it in corresponding puff paint.  I attached a tag onto the handle using a strip of the fabric for the ribbon.

All these are fairly cheap and simple.  And there are more to come so stay tuned!  Oh, and I would love to hear your ideas!!

1 comment:

  1. Very creative, and great ideas. I'm sure they are MUCH appreciated.