Sunday, June 17, 2012

End of the School Year Teacher Appreciation Gifts

Good morning!  I wanted to share some of the fun End of Year gifties that we made for my daughters teachers.  She just completed Kindergarten and I can't believe how quickly the year passed!  She was inspired every step of the way so we wanted to make sure to show all her teachers the appreciation they deserve!  My daughter and I starting by looking on Pinterest for some ideas (yes that site is sooooo addicting...hehe)!  She picked out several of the projects she wanted to make from there! 

First are the gifts she made for her Art and Gym teachers.  They both love sewing so she picked out little sewing baskets for them!   The awesome tutorial for these cuties came from the little blue room!

The card for her Art Teacher was cut from the Locker Talk Cricut Cart and stamped with a sentiment from My Craft Spot's Tiny Tags Stamp Set.  The soccer ball card for her Gym Teacher is cut from Life is A Party cart.

Next is the gift for her Music teacher.  He was the hardest to find a craft for.  We ended up coming up with our own gift for him. 
We made him some page clips with music notes on them.  She made these mostly by herself.  The scallop circles are punched out with SU punches and I'm not sure which cricut cart the music notes came from.  She found them on the Gypsy. 

She had fun working on her gifts for the librarians!  She LOVES the little bookworm so naturally she wanted him on their cards!  She made them little 3x3 note cards because she said they like to write notes : )  The sentiment for these comes from My Craft Spot's Sweet Sentiments Set #1.

She also wanted to make sure she had something special for each one of her classmates!  She LOVES reading so she wanted to make sure to make something each of her friends could use for their Summer Reading, so bookmarks it was!

Their class are know as the T-Birds and being a T-Bird is A BIG DEAL!!   We used the little birdy from Four Legged Friends and welded it to a bookmark from Animal Kingdom.  Then we added the lettering and laminated them so they would last longer.  She kids thought they were so cool and even her teacher asked for a few extras for his special stash!

Our last gift to share is the one she made for her homeroom teacher.  He is an absolutely AMAZING Kindergarten Teacher and such a caring person!  He is hard to make gifts for but the second she found this one Pinterest, she knew she wanted to make it for him. 
The tut for this one can be found HERE.  We revamped a little to be fitting for him.  He is a big environmentalist so recycling is part of everything they do in the classroom.  We used as many recycled items as we could.  The container is one that can be re-used in the classroom.  Instead of floral foam, we used the packaging from the markers to stick the markers to and the grass is cut up newspaper.  Even the flowers were punched from my cardstock scrap pile!  She made a fingerprint card and wrote inside "Thank you for helping me grow this year!  I will miss you!"

We had so much fun making these projects together!  She was so proud of each of her little gifts and each of her teachers enjoyed them.  We hope you found some crafty inspiration!  Thanks for stopping by to check them out!


Georgiana said...

WOW! ALL these projects are impressive. I am already planning what to make my students for next school year. Hard to believe we just got out for summer break, but I want to be prepared with projects in hand. Hope you will come see what Carri (Abusybee) and I have been doing. : )

Stay Creative,
Carson's Creations

Missy said...

Great gifts Amber, I'm sure they were a huge hit with the teachers--so creative & thoughtful!!

JulieK said...

Wow Amber!! You are amazing! One great LO after another! (haha!!) You have been quite the busy Mama! Fabulous as always my friend.