Thursday, May 31, 2012

A Thank You Teachers Gift

Today is the last day of school.  My big man will be a first grader in a matter of hours.  Where did the time go!  No srsly... did I just drop him off for his first day of school last month?  Sheesh!
I really love my son's teacher.  I'm actually super excited that he will have her again as his school is doing something called 'looping' where they will have the same teacher/class for two years.  I think this is actually a pretty awesome idea.  I probably like the idea more then I should b/c his teacher is the best teacher ever!  There are times when I want to invite her over for dinner and take  her out to lunch.  She has helped my son out so much this past year.  I have seen him grow into a very impressive and bright young man.  And I know it's b/c of her loving and attentive nature with him.  See, he has ADHD and he's not always the easiest kidd to work with.  His Pre-K teacher last year wouldn't even let him go on feild trips unless I was to attend with them.  And having a new born and a 3 year old, that wasn't always possible.  So I appreciate what my son's Kindergarten teacher has done.
With the numberous open houses his school has, I noticed that his teacher has a fun spot under the windows of the classroom where she keeps everything that her students have made her.  That is when I had an idea.  Paper Flowers!  Flowers are always fun to recieve, but they tend to not last as long as I would wish.  But paper flowers, oh boy!  They will last forever and ever!  Hopefully at least.
I added buttons and sequins (my new crafty bff!) and made these flowers totally POP!  The K&Co paper is just perfect for a project like this.  Since this is for a teacher, the fun colors and doodles really make the project come alive!
The container is actually a Simple Orange juice bottle that I painted the inside white.  The tag and fun bag are from Freckles and Pigtails.  And the stamps set I used is from Paper Smooches.
It's a fun project to make for any teacher in your life, just a little something to show them that they matter and you appreciate them.
Now I want to know what you have given to teachers in the past or even this year?

8 comments:

  1. So gorgeous, my friend! I LOVE!!! What a cheerful gift! Hugs!

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  2. Those flowers are gorgeous! I think I might just be inspired to make my son's teacher some of those :) It's sooooo good to have a great teacher. It made me sad to think that your son's pre k teacher wouldn't let him go on field trips! My son's kindergarten teacher last year wasn't all that great either, but I really like his grade 1 teacher...who will be his grade 2 teacher also :) Last year we didn't get his teacher a year end gift, but we did get her a Christmas gift...and it was a cute little ornament that Ethan picked out. This year I made his teacher a card for Christmas...but those flowers are sooooo fabulous that I'm really tempted to try them out! Thanks for sharing!!

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  3. super cute, girl! I've never made flowers like these, but it's something that I want to try...thanks for sharing!

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  4. The buttons and sequins are just perfect for these flowers! :) Thank you for linking back to site Lizzie! Love your paper selections! :) So bright and happy! :)

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  5. So cute!!!
    This year I gave Jack's teachers gifts cards to a local yogurt shop, chocolate, car air fresheners and hand sanitizer from Bath and Body Works, Big insulated tumblers, Starbucks instant coffee, blank gift cards and a small candle.

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  6. I meant blank greeting cards not blank gift cards.

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  7. This is the bombdiggity! Super Cuteness. Makes me wish I was a teacher.

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  8. Love the sequins on this! Super cute, Miss Lizzy!

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