Picture Perfect Teacher Appreciation Gift

    Posted by  ·  May 20, 2010

    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.