Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Whimsical Wednesday Challenge #18 - Back to School

Hello everyone!  It is wednesday and time for another Whimsical Wednesday challenge!  This week, Faith- Abigail chose our fun challenge, "Back To School"!  Create any type of project that has to do with school (no cards this week). Examples are-organizers, teachers gifts, book marks, decorated binder clips, you get the picture!  Stop by the Whimsical Wednesday designers for some inspiration!   They are all so talented!  Here is what I came up with for some inspiration today!

I made a few little "Back to School" gifts for my daughter and her friends who are heading to Kindergarten in a few weeks!  I'm going to fill them with these cute mini hand santitizers from Bath & Body Works!  I thought they would make a nice addition to their lunch boxes!
  
I started out with these little candy bags which I order in bulk from the local Candy Co.

I added scraps of school pattern paper to the bag fronts.  I cut a cute little box of crayons from Simply Charmed and popped it up.  Then I added each of the kids names to their bags!

Quick little cards for in the bags!  I'm not sure who makes these stamps (or if they are even mine, they must be my moms) but they are cute and perfect for the kiddos 1st day of school!

I also thought it would be cute to turn them into little backpacks!  I love how they turned out and I'm sure the kids are going to love their fun little "Back to School" gifts too!

So, what kind of fun "Back to School" projects do you have on your to do list?  We would love to see them this week at the Whimsical Wednesday challenge blog!  You have two weeks to link up your projects and remember that you still have a week to link up to the "Sense of Humor" scrapbook challenge!  Thanks for stopping by!

31 comments:

Arlene said...

Great back to school projects! Kids love those mini scented hand sanitizers! :)

Amanda said...

OMG, what super for back to school gift!!! I'm loving the little hand sanitizers, and your back pack brown bag idea..

Scrappy Hugs,
Amanda:0)

jo (http://joboogie.typepad.com) said...

What a great project! I need to do something like that - my kids will be in Pre-K & pre-preschool (does that even exist? *lol*). They'd LOVE something fun like that!

Jean said...

How adorable!! I need to try and make some of the little backpacks.

Pat N. said...

Adorable! Terrific idea using the lunch bags and turning them into backpacks. How cute!--Pat N.

Rachel W K said...

well that is the prettiest brown paper bag I've ever seen!!

-rachel w k
rwkrafts.blogspot.com

Jovan said...

This set is just ADORABLE! I love this idea the hand santitizers are cute!

The Archiving Angel said...

absolutely fantastic!
So handy, so adorable & so useful.
Love the design, the stamp used, the colors. Everything is just great.
Crafty best wishes,
Sonia

In Love with a Bug said...

What a terrific project!!! Can you get anymore creative! :) Turning boring brown bags into incredible backpacks with goodies!!! LOVE!!! Melanie

joni said...

Really cute projects...the backpack bags are just darling!!! and the cards are so cute!!! I just love your ideas and know the kids will really love them! TFS
hugs,
joni

Dena said...

So super cute, Amber! Love the backpack design and all the elements you chose. I give you an A+!!! LOL My older daughter and I loooovvveee those mini hand sanitizers. I did a mini hand sanitiizer favor holder for a party she had a while back. I used MTC and cut it with my Cricut. It's on my blog. I'm also in a Back to School Blog later this month. Hope you stop by!

Aloha!
Dena :)

missdjones.blogspot.com

Cindy said...

WOW you projects are AMAZING!I LOVE the backpack idea,So ADORABLE!Great cards to,they are so fun!FANTASTIC job as always and have a super week my friend!!:)

Sherrie K. said...

Super cute idea Amber!!! I love the little bag back pack and you never can have to many hand sanitizers. Her friends (and Moms) will love the treat bags...TFS!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

JulieK said...

Awww Amber- such a cute card!- and a girl can never have too much hand sanitizer!
:)

Karen H said...

Oh Amber... you know you always make me smile! These backpacks are so sweet! I love how colorful they are and the popped-up crayon box is just all things happy. Of course the hand sanitizer is such a wonderful idea... and you're right, those stamps are perfect! Such a sweet gesture to make little cards for them, too. Beautiful work once again, my crafty friend! :o)

Hugs and blessings (and sparkles)! :o)

Missy said...

These are fantastic Amber, I think the little kiddos will love them!!! Such a great idea!!!

Sabrina said...

What an adorable idea Amber! The girls will love them! I love how you made little backpacks out of the bags. So clever!

Tara said...

Love it!
Tara

Stephanie said...

These little bags are adorable. Love the way you decorated them, and then added the little handles. They encourage you to send little sanitizers with the kids so this is a great idea. Those card are perfect...love that stamp! Great inspiration for the back to school challenge!

GiGi said...

These are just the cutest! I love how you decorated a plain bag to look like a backpack! Great idea!

shelly said...

amber these are just too adorable. what an awesome idea to turn those little brown paper bags into backpacks, much easier than the cut and fold ones which ill never do again now :) thanks for this fun idea

Sentimental Scrapper said...

Soooo cute!! I love the bright colors and the adorable crayon box! What a fun project!

Kimberly

Kathy Salido said...

These are absolutely adorable. I know the kids will love them, I do!!
Kathy
http://3spoileddogs.blogspot.com/

Jayne said...

Amber,great back packs and what a good idea with the hand sanitisers.
Jayne x

June Houck said...

Amber, I am in awe of you! This is absolutely terrific and utterly adorable.

Georgiana said...

Fabulous idea.

Georgiana
Carson's Creations

Maribel said...

So cute Amber!! I love this idea!
Maribel

Dana said...

That is so cute - I just love the idea! I have a little girl starting Kindergarten this year too and she would totally love it.

Chloe and Her Clip On Koalas said...

That is such a clever idea. Love the way you turned it into a back pack. Hope your daughter enjoys kindy! Love the bright colours and the cute face on the crayons. Great job!

Cely said...

These are so stinkin cute! And is that new B&BW scents?! I need to run down to my local one ASAP!

*Star said...

These are so darn cute! I love how you turned the goodie bags in to little back packs and those cards are so perfect for a little note. :) Tfs and have a great day. :)