Friday, May 12, 2017

Teacher Appreciation Gifts

Hello Everyone!

How are you? We finally made it to Friday! I hope you have all had a great week. Well, I have a lot to share with you today, so let's get started shall we?!

This week is teacher appreciation week and I have one last child in elementary school, so I decided to  do something a little more special. Now, it's not that I'm not appreciative of the teachers for my high schooler and my middle schooler; but once there is more than one teacher, it's just a little different.

Ok, so the first thing I made was this super cute note pad cover. Now, I originally had plans to make a cover for a 3x5 pad because I usually like those better. However, I couldn't find any 3x 5 post it notes.   So instead I made one for a 4x6 pad.




To make this project:
  • Start with a piece of cardstock cut to 9 5/8 x 6 1/4
  • Score on the long side at 4 1/2, 4 7/8 and 5 1/4
  • Fold along the 4 1/2 score line
  • Fold the 4 7/8 line back on to the 4 1/2 line (basically, you're doing a mountain-valley fold) and then fold along the 5 1/4 line.
  • Open it up and put some strong adhesive along the back side of the 4 1/2 line (the first one you folder) and adhere it down to the inside of the back of the note holder.
  • At this point, you can come down a couple of inches along the 5 1/4 and make a couple of slits so you can have a pen holder. I opted not to include this on my project.
  • Then you can decorate the front however you choose. 
Moving right along to the next project. This gift card holder with a little drawer built in for 10 Hershey nuggets was just too adorable not to make. You can find the instructions for this fun project over at "Frenchie Stamps" 





Next, I made a fun and easy washi tape bookmark. I intend to make some more of these soon. The possibilities are endless!


Finally, I made this stand up post it note holder. This is another project I intend to make a few more of as well because, again...cute and easy! I got this tutorial from Lyssa over at Song of my Heart




Then I put it all in these cute little basket I found at Hobby Lobby and wrapped it up and we gave it to her.

Phew...that is all for me today. I hope you all have a great weekend! Don't forget to stop by on Sunday for Coffeehouse Sunday!


Challenges:

1. Craft for the Craic: Anything Goes
2. Crafting with Friends: Anything Goes
3. Jo's Scrap Shack: Anything Goes
4. Making Memories Crafting: Anything Goes
5. Polkadoodles Crafting: Anything Goes




3 comments:

Marilyn said...

Lovely keepsakes for a teacher and I know he/she will appreciate them.
Thanks for joining us at Making Memories Crafting and I hope you'll be back again soon.
Marilyn S

Oh You Made Me Ink said...

Your project is super cute! Thanks for joining us at Jo's Scrap Shack! Cyndi, DT

Eithne Rainsford said...

Oh wow. Love all your projects. Great inspiration for making teacher gifts, thanks! Thank you for joining our Anything Goes challenge over at Craft for the Craic.
Best wishes,
Eithne :)


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