Teacher gifts are typically something that I work on at the holidays and the end of the school year. Over at Paper Issues, we started a new theme yesterday, "Learning Curve". So I thought I would share this post with my followers and link it up there too!
If you've been a long time follower, or your subscribe to some crafty mags, you may have seen this project before. It's been on my blog (way back when I didn't have many followers) and it's been published a time or two. I altered wooden organizers to create teacher "survival kits" as appreciation gifts. Here's how I made them.
I started out with some plain wooden boxes that you can get at your local craft store.
Back to School: Extras. I just simply sized them, printed and cut them out. For the one smaller apple, I coated it in Diamond Glaze to give it a nice shiny, button look.
I also used these elements to make cards to slip into the boxes. Using this link for "survival kits" for some ideas, I typed up the contents of the "survival kit" and "prayer", added the apple border. After printing and trimming, I mounted them on cardstock.
I really love how fun it is to combine digital, traditional and hybrid scrapping to make useful items.
Here are some other views of this project:
I hope this gets you inspired to think about teacher appreciation gifts as you head back into the new school year!