Thursday, June 10, 2010

Teacher Gifts!

I saw these crayon monograms last year and as the end of the school year approached, I knew I wanted to make these as year-end gifts for Taylor's preschool teacher. Taylor absolutely LOVES to color and she does a whole lot of coloring at preschool! I think these make adorable classroom decor for a preschool class so they're the perfect gift for preschool teachers. I think they'd be super cute in a play room, too!

For each one, I used a 5x7 shadow box from Michaels, printed the teacher's names on yellow cardstock and then glued the broken crayons to the cardstock. I followed this tutorial. It's a simple, easy and inexpensive gift, that will get you the "ooohs and aaaaahhhhs" that you always hear when you give a handmade gift.

And of course, a handmade gift deserves a handmade card...

I actually made a card! I used to make cards all. the. time. Paper crafting was my first love but since I got my sewing machine a lot of my stamps and card making supplies have been sitting collecting dust. Well, I decided to pull 'em out tonight and I created 2 of these cards, one for each teacher. I've been itching to make some cards lately, and when Taylor saw me playing with stamps she wanted to join in the fun, so I think I'll be planning a card making session with her. Fun! And of course, Taylor signed her name on the card. She's able to write her first and last name, correctly spelled and legible without any prompting. She couldn't do that in September!

I finished off the gifts by wrapping them in a simple red gift bag from the dollar store. I added a little tissue paper and tied the card to the handle with some coordinating ribbon and Ta Dah! That's it.

I hope they like them!


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