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Picture Perfect Teacher Appreciation Gift

Posted by  ·  May 20, 2010  ·  Last Updated: May 26, 2016

These photo holders are made with 2″ wooden ball knobs.

Cut a slit at an angle in the ball. Paint ball with primer.

Paint balls with acrylic paint and or paint pens.  Outline designs with Sharpie marker (or black paint pen) if desired. Once dry, seal ball with clear spray paint or clear varnish.

Download the “Thank You For A Picture Perfect Year” Card and print on card-stock.  Place in ball, wrap up and you have a cute little gift.

No time to paint the balls? Just wrap up a cute picture frame — you could even “frame” a gift card.  Attach a gift tag and you are all set.

Thank You For A Perfect Year Teacher Appreciation Gift Tags

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  1. Webster
    Sunday, April 15th, 2012
    Where to buy 4pcs wood balls?
  2. Nancy
    Thursday, March 29th, 2012
    very cool ideas, thanks so much
  3. cris
    Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010
    thanks for the great idea, i want to try this one and maybe i can give this withe a little add-on not only for teachers but also to my friends.
  4. Sunday, May 23rd, 2010
    You always have such great ideas here! Thanks for all the inspiration1
  5. s spence
    Friday, May 21st, 2010
    Already completed my teacher gifts...but I plan on using this as a thank-you for gramma and grampa for keeping my kids for a week this summer! Great craft! Love your site...
  6. Kim
    Friday, May 21st, 2010
    I am a teacher and love this idea but am going to use it in a different way. I am giving each one of my parent volunteers a framed picture of their child but couldn't quite figure out what to say with it. Now I know! Thanks for the idea! :)
  7. Thursday, May 20th, 2010
    These are SO cute....I can't wait to make some for myself!

  8. Thursday, May 20th, 2010
    This is a great idea!
  9. Thursday, May 20th, 2010
    What a really cute gift idea :)
  10. Thursday, May 20th, 2010
    This is a wonderful craft. I do believe that I will need to make a few of these. Thanks for idea. It has so many uses!!
  11. Thursday, May 20th, 2010
    Wish I would have done this instead of just sending money to the room mom! Great idea!
  12. Thursday, May 20th, 2010
    what a GREAT idea!!! thanks for sharing!!!
  13. Thursday, May 20th, 2010
    Now THAT is a GREAT idea!!!
    Thank you so much for sharing!
  14. Thursday, May 20th, 2010
    This is soooo cute and I'm sure teacher's will enjoy receiving such a useful item.
  15. Stacey
    Thursday, May 20th, 2010
    Thanks for the clarification! Love your site!!
  16. Stacey
    Thursday, May 20th, 2010
    So cute...how did you cut the slit? and the ball doesn't fall over. Hmm? Very cute!
    • Thursday, May 20th, 2010
      My husband cut the slits with a scroll saw.

      The knobs are flat on the bottom so they don't roll.