Happy Friday! I had every intention of posting this earlier in the week, and I just didn't get around to it. It's been teacher appreciation week here, and our school has themes for every day. Since I haven't been able to volunteer very much this year, I tried to send something thoughtful each day this week. Thursday was school supply day and it's ALWAYS my favorite. I love office supplies, so I always jump at any excuse to pick out cute supplies. In the past, I have used glass etching cream to personalize a canister, but this year I took pity on Nicole (she is always so nervous transporting glass) and found a cute plastic container from Target. This year her classroom is decorated with owls, so I used my Silhouette to cut out some vinyl to decorate the canister. Monday's theme was "sweet treat," and I decorated a clear plastic insulated cup almost identically to the canister. I completely forgot to photograph it, but you can imagine that it was super cute. I filled it with some drink mixes because I knew she would get a ton of candy.
To make the gift a little more special, I added some decorated paperclip bookmarks. I found these giant paperclips at Target and I used one of my favorite Peachy Keen Stamp sets - Smartie the Owl to create little bookmarks. To make them a little more sturdy - I added glossy accents to the front and back. I ended up making 5 of the little owl bookmarks and added some baker's twine to top off the rest of the paperclips.
Here a few other ideas that would be perfect for teachers any time of the year:
Ribbon Wreath (with a video)
If you check out the "Crafts" page on my blog, there are lots of other gift ideas too!
Hope you have a great weekend! I will be spending it enjoying my new shade garden that I planted this week. I am trying to become a better gardner. I may be the world's best sweet potato vine grower, but I am trying to branch out this year...although I still added some to the flower beds in the front. For the shade garden, I used three types of hostas, some pink and green caladiums and white impatiens. I eventually want to extend it all the way across our backyard, but I figured it was smarter to start small first. I always have such good intentions in April and May when the weather is nice, but by the time August rolls around I tend to lose my will to water. The heat and I do NOT get along well. I also have a tiny vegetable garden, and my fingers are crossed that it performs better this year.
Happy Mother's Day!