8.04.2013

Back to School Teacher Gift

School starts this week!  Seriously, I don't know where the summer went!  It's always a bittersweet time for me!  I love having my boys home, however I'm thrilled to declutter, reorganize, and deep clean the house!  It always seems to suffer during these months!  

The school my boys attend is amazing!  They don't require any supplies at the beginning of the year, so I always like to donate items throughout the year.  
This year I made these for my boys to take to their teachers on their first day:

You wanna make one too?!
Here's how!

You will need:
1 box of Kleenex
4 packages of crayons (24ct)
4 packages of colored pencils (12ct)
6 pkgs of glue sticks (2pk)
1 box pencils (24ct)
1 small styrafoam cup
2 rubber bands
curling ribbon, crinkle paper 
(I went with Target's Up&Up brand because I liked the blue packaging)

First, tape the boxes of colored pencils to the sides of the Kleenex box

Place crayon boxes on top of the Kleenex box, place small cup in the center, 
and stabilize with a rubber band


Place the pencils in the cup, then stuff crinkle paper around pencils (of course you can wait till the end to do the paper, but I got too excited!)

Place glue stick packs on the four corners, and use the other rubber band to keep them in place

With the remaining 2 glue stick packs, open the packages, and slide 1 gluestick underneath the top rubber band, next to the crayon boxes

Finally, tie your curling ribbon around both rubber bands to hide them

Thats it, you're done!  Quick, easy, inexpensive gift for your teacher!


Therena

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31 comments:

  1. This is such a cute idea! I'm sure any teacher would love this as a gift :-) Thanks for the follow! I am your newest "friend" on GFC.

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  2. I just found your blog today from your guest post. I read your whole blog, and I love all of your projects. I've added you to my bookmarks so I can check in regularly.

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    1. Aw, thank you Katie!! You are so sweet :)

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  3. Hoppin by, Cute idea, I love it.

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  4. Awesome gift idea! I wish your boys were in my classroom. I would love a teacher gift like this!

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    1. Haha, thanks Krista!!! If we lived nearby I would bring you one!! :)

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  5. Fabulous idea and gift. Thanks so much for linking up to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  6. Useful, thoughtful and fun...looks like you've covered all the bases!

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  7. ok, I'm in love with this!!! So stinking cute!!! Pinned!

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    1. Yes they do!! We love doing fun stuff for our teachers :)

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  9. Hi

    Just love it. Any teacher would be thrilled to get this.

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  10. Great back to school idea. This would brighten the first day of school for any teacher.

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    1. Thanks Tammy! Their teachers were thrilled today when they saw them!

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  11. I made one like this last year for the boys teachers, it was a huge hit and so appreciated. Love your's~!

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    1. Oh really?! How fun! Thanks so much Alexis!

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  12. What a great idea! I'm a newly retired teacher and would have appreciated all the effort and thought (not to mention the supplies!!) that went into making this! You boys' teachers will love them!!

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    1. Thanks so much!!! Their first day was today and they both were thrilled!!!

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  13. So creative! Reminds me of a diaper cake (and I love those things, by the way!). Thanks for sharing at Give Me the Goods!

    Rachel @ Maison de Pax

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    1. Oh totally! That's how I got the idea!! Thanks so much Rachel!

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  14. Too stinkin cute! I'm sure the teacher's love it! Thanks again for stopping by Friday's Five Features!

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  15. This is so cute! It's wonderful your school district doesn't require school supplies at the start of the year. There must be a lot of generous parents like you that make a difference!
    Thanks so much for linking this up to Frugal Crafty Home! I hope to see you back next week!

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    1. Thank you so much Carrie! It is really nice, but they rely heavily on donations! So i just had to make it cute, lol!

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  16. Thanks so much for sharing this at The Pin Junkie Link Party! I'm featuring it today in my back to school round up! I hope you'll stop by to grab a button! http://www.thepinjunkie.com/2013/08/back-to-school-crafts-tips-printables.html

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    1. Yay, thank you SO much for the feature!

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