Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Teacher Appreciation Gift

While shopping at Michael's this weekend my mother dearest and I came up with a wonderful idea for a gift for our co-workers. This was so cheap because we had almost everything on hand! And what is so awesome is this could be used for SO many things! Not just teacher appreciation week!


All you need is:

hot glue gun
scrapbook paper
paper flowers
gemmies [jewels]
post-it notes
clear plastic picture frame

Take your handy dandy picture frame and take out the insert

Use the insert as your guide to cut your scrapbook paper. [I got 6 out of my paper]
Then slide in the paper like so

Flip the frame so that it is leaning like a long division sign [can you tell we are teaching division right now? hahah!]

Take your glue gun and glue on that post-it note stack


Glue one the flowers

You can tell I tried to choose what would match my post-its:]

Add your gemmies


Add a sweet note to the top post-it

And pass them out!

I'm quite proud if I do say so myself:]


Kami @ Sweet Charli... said...

Very, very cute idea! I would have never thought of it but what a great gift! Thanks for sharing! I think I will post this on my blog sometime this week if you don't mind! I will let you know when! :)

Liz said...

You are genious!

Shelly said...

I am a "Helping Hand" Volunteer for three 1st grade teachers. I was looking for something simple. I think this is it!

ter@waaoms said...

great idea! thanks for sharing.mu

Jennifer Chase said...

Great idea...I am going to have to make these for the other teachers I work with ...they'll love 'em.

Stephanie said...

Love these!!

Jana said...

So Clever....useful and cute. I'm in love :)

Julie said...

I LOVE this idea. After finding your blog I ran to HL and picked up some supplies. I've made a few for the Teachers at my daughters school. (I made one for me too!)

Thanks for sharing this fabulous idea!

(Hope it's OK, I linked to your blog)

nitzan said...

great idea..i really like it

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

This is so creative! I love it. I'm headed to Michael's later today so I know what I'll be getting :)

Moore is better! said...

Okay those are so cute. It is exciting because even my craft-handicapped self could do that!

Aisyah Helga said...

Neat idea! I've linked this tutorial to my blog to share with my readers. Thanks for sharing!

Alissa said...

I was in charge of our VBS last week and I did this with the older kids and called them "prayer Boards". They loved them! Thanks!

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Kary said...

But how does the teacher put a "refill" post-it note on there once it has run out?

J+K said...

Hi kary,

The teacher would just hot glue a new pad to the base!