Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Teacher Appreciation Gifts & Tutorial

With my two granddaughters in school, I had the opportunity to make some teacher appreciation gifts they could take to the teachers to say so-long and thank you.  So, here is what I made for them (you can click pictures to see details):

We have a decorated paper bag, a microwave popcorn covered, box of 9 nuggets, a water bottle and a thank-you card.  The colors are lilac mist and key lime.  I LOVE this combination!  It is actually paper I bought in 2003 and have been saving for that perfect occasion (paper horder here).  Here are some close ups of each of the pieces starting with the card:

Popcorn package is next.  If you click on the picture you can more easily read the poem:

Next is the box of 9 Hershey nuggets:

Next is a picture of the decorated bag.  I later made a tag that says "Just for You" but it's not pictured:

Next is the 16.9 oz. water bottle that holds a crystal light package for just that size bottle:

A close up of the Crystal Light holder:

And another look at the Crystal Light holder:

One more bottle shot:

Now for the tutorials for the items:

First the Popcorn wrapper:

1. B&T paper cut to 6-1/4" x 9-3/8". Score at 2-5/8" and 7-1/8".  See below--click photo to see more details:

Water bottle label:

For a 16.9 oz water bottle, cut a strip of 9" x 3-1/4".  Wrap and seal around bottle.

Crystal Light packet holder:

Here are the measurements that I used for the holder--works better for the 16.9 oz bottles:

1.  Cut a piece of cardstock 2-1/4" x 9".  Score at 2-1/4" from top and from bottom.
2.  Cut a piece of B&T paper at 2 x 4.
3.  Watch instructional video from Chic n Scratch here:  http://chicnscratch.typepad.com/chicnscratchlive/2008/07/water-bottle-holder.html
4.  You can find written instructions as well here:  http://blueeyedblessings.blogspot.com/2009/06/water-bottle-tag-drink-holder.html

9 Nugget Box:

1.  Download the template here:  http://www.scribd.com/doc/57263003/Nugget-Box-9.
2.  Create it with cardstock but make sure you use a STRONG adhesive like Score Tape to hold your box.
3.  For the "lid cover", I used a sheet of acetate because I decorated all the little chocolate nuggets.
4.  For nugget wrappers, use a 1" x 3" piece of B&T paper.


The card is a Standard size card (4.25" x 5.5") and uses the Dragon Fly & Friends stamp set (a retired wooden stamp set from CTMH).  There is glitter on the winds and I used the Diamond Focus layout from the CTMH Originals Card Confidence Program Book.  Also, there is prisma glitter on the wings.  The inks are Lilac Mist and Key Lime.

I hope you get a chance to do a fun project like this!!  Thank the Good Lord for Grandkids!!  Have a super day!


Anonymous said...

oh....love, love, love this!!!!! Thank you so much for sharing! I have a daughter in kindergarten & 2 sons in preschool. I can't wait to make these for the teachers!

Kirk and Jill Smith - said...

LOVE the teacher gift idea!! Thanks for sharing! I'm so excited to do this for my daughter's kindergarten teacher and helpers! :o) Thank you thank you!!!

Doreen said...

This is absolutely ADORABLE!!!!! I am definitely bookmarking your tutorial for my teacher gift ideas! Thank you for sharing!
~doreen at http://whereisyourhappyplace.blogspot.com

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