Gifts for teachers

Gifts for teachers

Gifts for teachers

 

School is in or almost in…I can’t believe it’s that time of year again.

Do you remember Amber from the birthday wreath post and birthday board?

She called me and wanted something to give to her teachers as a welcome back to school present.

I thought it was more like a brown nose present, but whatever…I made some for my kid’s teachers too!  It doesn’t hurt to get started in a positive direction and teachers work hard so we can all justify a little spoiling to these awesome teachers!

gifts for teachers

Items needed:

  • 1x6x8 board
  • 1x3x4.5 board (We used quarter inch mdf, but you can use 1×4 too…if I didn’t have a scrap of mdf around then we would have used the 1×4)
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Vinyl…Oh yay!
  • 2 eyelets
  • 2 hooks
  • Handle (or ribbon)
  • Ribbon to tie the handle on

gifts for teachers

Mod podge your paper on the front of the big board and both sides of the smaller board.

Gifts for teachers

Apply your vinyl (if you need help with vinyl see the bottom of the post).  The font is ‘teen‘ (it’s a free font BTW!  I. like. free. fonts.)

Gifts for teachers

The “Mr. Phelps class” measures 5 inches wide and 4 inches tall.

The “school’s in” and “school’s out” measures 4 inches wide and 1.5 inches tall.

Gifts for teachers

Pre-drill holes into the bottom of the top board and the top of the bottom board (read that a few times over…whoo!) Just do a little hole…it makes it easier to screw in the hook and eyelet.

Gifts for teachers

Oh and I forgot to tell you to sand the edges of the paper after you mod podge the paper on, but by now I am sure you are experts at mod podging and you could add to the list of the top ten list of perfect mod podging steps.

Gifts for teachers

Drill two holes at the top of the bigger board and tie on a handle.  I got these from my local welder.  Well he used to be local, but now that I’m in Utah I need to find a new one.  They are a ‘c’ shape with ‘clam’ ends…just in case you were wanting to know:)  Use some ribbon to tie it on.  If you don’t have a handle you can just use ribbon.

Gifts for teachers

Add some matching ribbon to the bottom board for a little something.  The board can easily be flipped to say ‘school’s out’ or ‘school’s in.’

Gifts for teachers

Thanks Amber for making these with me!  I am excited my kids are going to be the teacher’s pet:)

Gifts for teachers

We are participating in these linky parties…thanks!

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COMMENTS
  1. August 16th, 2010 at 5:58 am
    Amy @ Blowout Party! says:
    Very cute! It's always a good plan to bribe the teachers ;)
    .-= Amy @ Blowout Party!´s last blog ..Fab Freebie- Printable Baby Shower Invitations! =-.
  2. August 16th, 2010 at 6:03 am
    Jen says:
    I love that...I am going to need to make one! For myself AND for my kids teachers :)
  3. August 16th, 2010 at 7:58 am
    Nikki says:
    STINKIN' CUTE!!!!! Love it Alison, you are missed by the way, it's hard to look at your house :-(
  4. August 16th, 2010 at 9:43 am
    beth anne says:
    very cute! im looking for male teacher gifts this year-a first for us.
    .-= beth anne´s last blog ..i was featured! =-.
  5. August 16th, 2010 at 9:55 am
    Angie says:
    Adorable!
  6. August 16th, 2010 at 10:24 am
    Brandy F. says:
    SO.. is this Mr. Phelps a local Boise teacher? If so.. guess I'll have to come up with a new project for my son's mr. phelps! :) Keep the ideas coming!
    • August 16th, 2010 at 2:50 pm
      Amber says:
      In Spalding?
      • August 16th, 2010 at 4:35 pm
        Brandy F. says:
        Yes.. My little guy is in Mr. Phelps class too! :)
  7. August 16th, 2010 at 11:27 am
    Shelley says:
    This turned out super cute Alison! :)
  8. August 16th, 2010 at 2:49 pm
    Amber says:
    MY IDEA? You rock thanks for letting me do it with you (plus thanks for keeping "my picture" out of it LOL!) Next time I need my nails done!!!! I LOVE THIS SITE!!!!
  9. August 16th, 2010 at 3:25 pm
    Hillary says:
    Very cute my oldest just started a joy school today, I've got school on the brain!
  10. August 17th, 2010 at 9:25 pm
    Tiffany says:
    Of course it's brown-nosing, and I am sooooo not above it!!! super cute idea!
  11. August 19th, 2010 at 9:16 am
    Brandi says:
    Oh man your kids have Mrs. Millet too? How will I copy your ideas?! :)
    • August 19th, 2010 at 9:17 am
      Brandi says:
      And my other one has Mrs. Longpre so I'm really in trouble!
  12. August 20th, 2010 at 5:20 pm
    Kim @ seven thirty three says:
    What a cute idea!

    Thanks for linking with Sugar & Spice.
    .-= Kim @ seven thirty three´s last blog ..FFF- Stitch n Studio =-.
  13. August 21st, 2010 at 11:36 am
    Bobbi says:
    Blonde Moment, but what does MDF {board} stand for again? Just so when I go to Lowe's I seem like I know what I'm talking about!
  14. August 21st, 2010 at 9:33 pm
    Heather says:
    Hi! I found your site off of Today’s Creative Blog! I love your craft! You are so talented! I am your newest follower! Woo hoo! I hope you stop by my new blog. I just started it 2 months ago and would love new friends! Please come see me at http://www.modernfamilymagazine.com
  15. August 22nd, 2010 at 2:26 pm
    Tricia Richner says:
    I made some of my own and blogged about it here

    http://ivegotmyhandsfull.blogspot.com/2010/08/teacher-bribes-er-gifts.html
    .-= Tricia Richner´s last blog ..Mommy Journal- Notebook or Diary- Ladybugs- ready to ship =-.
  16. August 21st, 2011 at 9:07 pm
    J&J says:
    This is adorable! Would you mind if it was featured on inthelooop.com blog tomorrow? We are looking for back to school projects to feature.
    J & J
    In the Looop
    • August 23rd, 2011 at 10:59 am
      Missy says:
      Sure we love it when you link up!
  17. August 23rd, 2011 at 1:43 pm
    J&J says:
    Featured this today! Super cute!
    In the Looop (inthelooop.com)
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