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Hey all, Cindy’s asked me to share a couple of my super simple rockin’ teacher gift ideas. I’m the queen of “simple ideas” that look great! For more inspiration, come on over to Today’s Creative Blog.
Teacher Appreciation Week
It’s almost time to start thinking about teacher gifts. Teacher Appreciation week is coming up and before you know it, we’ll be needing end of the year teacher gifts. Teachers deserve a token of our appreciation. They have enough mugs, pencil holders etc. It’s always a challenge for me to find something I can quickly put together but is also creative and useful.
DIY Teacher Gift
One year I did a creative slant on subway art for my son’s teachers. It was a hit. So much so, that I am now asked yearly to create one for our yearly school district fund raiser.
This year for my son’s teacher I didn’t have as much time, so I used the same idea, but used my vinyl cutting machine (foam stamps could also be used). Getting your children involved in their teachers gift always makes it more personal for the teacher.
- My son provided me with a few descriptive words about his teacher.
- I cut them to fit a 12×12 piece of cardstock using my vinyl cutting machine.
- I applied my words the cardstock.
- Add a few decorative foam stamp designs if needed
- Add corner pieces cut from an old book if needed
- Place inside 12×12 frame. ( I found mine at Michaels)
Once again, I had my son give me a few descriptive words. You simply type it into their “create” window on their site. Their easy to navigate site will prompt you what to do next. Play around with all the features. At first you may not realize you can change your font, the font color, the background color, the shape and direction of the words. It’s a fun site. You’ll be there for a while.
- Ask your child for descriptive words
- Type into Wordle.net and create the look you want
- Print on 8 1/2 x 11 white cardstock (although lighter colors would also work)
- Frame in your favorite frame. You could even add a matted 8×10 frame and frame it in an 11×14 frame.
These 2 gifts I shared with you took me less than 30 minutes from start to finish. The cost was minimal, but high in sentiment. I think these gifts not only please your teachers, but also make it easier for us busy moms.
Kim is the author of Today’s Creative Blog where she brings you the best creative blogs out there. Being ranked #5 for overall best Craft Blog, she has featured over 500 blogs.
From the Pacific Northwest, Kim is a busy mom who adores her teen son, her middle aged husband and is constantly wiping the muddy paws of her adorable Labradoodle Maybelline. In her spare time, she teaches fitness classes and loves to decorate with thrift store bargains.
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