It's that time of year again...time to show some lovin' to our fave teachers. My daughter-in-love treasures the teachers that spend 2 days a week with our precious grandson, Caden.
So when she heard that his teacher was turning "30" she envisioned showering her with special treats to ensure that she had a very blessed birthday. Other moms jumped on board just as quickly and we were all anxious to see her surprised face when she saw all of her birthday/teacher appreciation treats!
After brainstorming, she jumped into action and found herself browsing the stores for a sweet little something. She came upon a practical gift...a plastic drinking cup with it's own straw and only cost $5...SCORE! She had a package of leftover Jolly Ranchers that she threw in the cup...30 pieces of candy to celebrate a 30th birthday!
Finally, a trip to the DB Décor workshop was needed to jazz up the cup with a cute bow... we found some chevron burlap ribbon and a spunky pink striped ribbon. We finished it off with a bow tied in raffia with a handmade tag attached that said...
"Hoping you'll have a 'Jolly' Birthday!"
1) Purchase cute container
2) Fill it with yummy goodies
3) Add a festive bow
4) Create a handmade tag
Too bad that I am not in the Kindergarten classroom anymore to receive adorably cute gifts such as this...oh drats!
Moms are getting more and more creative with gifts for teachers these days!! Hope this inspires you to do a little something for that special teacher in your kiddo's life too!
I've been quite busy in the workshop and here is one of my favorite projects of late. It started with a little trip to Hobby Lobby to visit the 60-90% off aisle. I found this fun little wooden owl, but as you can SEE...
it had a missing part!
Guess both eyes didn't make it through the Christmas holidays. Yikes!
This sweet little owl was marked down 80% off...
I wasn't quite sure what I was going to do with it, but owls are all the rave these days, so I grabbed her up!
The eyes were an easy fix...I popped the good eye off and then Mod Podge two new ones using scrapbook paper cut out to look similar to the original one.
I also distressed her a tad.
This project was for a teacher's classroom, so I opted to glue the owl onto a painted canvas
(this one is 18x24 inches in size)
and then used my Cricut to cut the lettering...
So...what happened to the "eye"...well, here you "see" it on another project. It was turned into a flower for a sweet canvas for a special girlie girl in my life...
Good luck with your "Scratch -n-Dent" purchases.
Be creative...think differently...think fun! :)
Being a stay-at-home here at No. 9257 has it's challenges, especially during the holidays. My job these days is to SAVE money, NOT SPEND it. Needless to say, that poses a problem of sorts on special days...like Valentine's Day. So, this year I was determined to be more creative.
My hubby is def waaaay more thoughtful and romantic than me, so it's hard for me to out-do his antics. For example...I awoke and walked into our bathroom to discover that he had left me a "check yes or no" Valentine's Day message on my mirror. That certainly didn't cost a thing, but was a fun way to show that he was thinking of me. =)
"Will U B my Valentine? Check Yes or No"
Hmmm...how would I top this?
The challenge was on!!!
I decided that I would list 10 things that I loved most about my hubby and frame it. Admittedly, it was sweet to brainstorm all of the things that I love about him...
*** OOPS! I found a typo...did you find it too? ***
Using different fonts was a fun way to make this project a bit more whimsical. :) Then, I printed my list out on scrapbook paper and rummaged through a cabinet that I knew housed an unused picture frame.
The frame needed a little TLC, so I added a bit of paint to cover up the old nicks and left it on the bathroom counter for the hubby to stumble upon.
Now, I am off to eat a bite of cheesecake that was a splurge item to celebrate the day. Death by chocolate...Mmmm! (Photo is borrowed...my cheesecake is half eaten and not nearly as photogenic! LOL)