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DIY Mirror Memo Board idea {Teacher Appreciation}

Posted by  ·  April 17, 2012  ·  Last Updated: April 17, 2012

Teacher Appreciation Week is the first full week in May. Through all of April I am excited to share some amazing ideas from some of the most wonderful bloggers for my Teacher Appreciation series! It’s a great month! You will be totally prepared with ideas to thank your teachers!

Welcome Heather…

Hello my Skip to my Lou friends! I am so excited to be here today to share in all the Teacher Appreciation fun. My name is Heather and my place in blogland is WhipperBerry. Here is my Mirror Memo Board idea that is a perfect way to dress-up any classroom!

The other day I was hosting a get together at my house and for hours I was busy playing hostess. When everyone headed home I finally had a chance to take a look at myself in the mirror and almost SCREAMED! My hair had gone totally NUTS! I yelled at my husband and asked how long my hair had looked like that… to my chagrin he lovingly said, “the whole time… I thought you were trying something new.” Ahhhhhhh! I was mortified.

Although the experience was not one of my favorites, it got me thinking. I’m sure that teachers have the same problem. They are busy working in front of their class for hours at a time and do not time to run to the bathroom to just double check to make sure they haven’t morphed into a bag lady. It would be a perfect teacher appreciation gift to give your teacher a small mirror to add to his or her classroom for those quick little hair and makeup checks throughout the day. Then I thought it would be good if it could serve a dual purpose. That’s how I came up with the idea for the mirror memo board. Here’s how I made it…

I started with a thrifted mirror that I spray painted white and then distressed a bit.

I found some great washi tape at Target that coordinated with some fun clips that were perfect for dressing up the mirror. I framed the boarder of the mirror with the tape and then with another tape pattern I created another boarder on the frame. It looked great!

With my Silhouette CAMEO I cut “Mrs. Johnson, You make life beautiful!” out of a lovely green vinyl and applied it to the mirror. I used Courier New and Sign Painter as my fonts for the saying. Then I glued the coordinating clips to the bottom of the frame with E600 and that was it. It truly can’t get easier than that!!

For good measure I added the cutest apple Post-it Note pad holder to the mix. All I did was again, used my Silhouette CAMEO to cut the same green vinyl to add Mrs. Johnson’s name to the apple. A perfect addition to any teachers desk!

You’ll have to come on over to WhipperBerry and check out some of my other fun projects. Here is my teacher appreciation gift that I created last year…

It’s a super cute pencil bouquet that our teachers just loved. You know you can NEVER have too many fun pencils, especially if you have a classroom full of kiddos who are constantly needing new ones. Come on over and learn how to make one to go with your mirror memo board.

Cindy, thank you so much for inviting me over to play today and share my fun ideas. Can’t wait to get to know you all!!

You might also like these other teacher appreciation ideas.


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  1. sassyg
    Thursday, May 8th, 2014
    just love your mirror memo and pencil flower some great ideas.
  2. Grace ravichandran
    Wednesday, March 19th, 2014
    Love this idea. Will use it.
  3. Monday, July 2nd, 2012
    Great ideas! Very unique and special gifts:) Best greetings from Lapland, Lisa
  4. Donna
    Sunday, June 3rd, 2012
    where do you get the silhouette Cameo at?
  5. Juliet
    Saturday, April 28th, 2012
    Thanks for the ideas! I made some of these mirrors using washi tape borders and mini clothes pins with washi tape on them for a little color. I hope the teachers like them!
  6. Saturday, April 28th, 2012
    I love your ideas, I will be putting some of them into action this year!
  7. Monday, April 23rd, 2012
    Love the washi tape. Darling idea.
  8. Saturday, April 21st, 2012
    Really cute and simple!
  9. Debra Kapellakis
    Saturday, April 21st, 2012
    FANtastic ideas. thank you
  10. Suzanne
    Tuesday, April 17th, 2012
    I hate it when I have hair standing up and no one tells me. This is a great gift.