Time for another Tuesday Tutorial! I needed a teacher appreciation gift, so I tried to think like our Katie and come up with a cute gift with stuff I had sitting around the house!
Here is what I came up with!
You can give them as a group, or send one in each day, or just make one....they will all encourage the teachers in your life!
Stuff sitting around my house:
Small pad of lined paper
Pad of sticky notes
Hershey nugget candy bars (yes, I make sure to always have these sitting around MY house!)
Glass jars (these were from my yummy Easter dinner on Sunday. I made some chicken fettucini and these are the jars the sauce came in....the label soaked off really easily and are really cute for my project. I thought I would show you the brand....not all labels soak off easily!)
Sad when you start eating what comes in jars that would be cute for crafts! LOL!
I had found these cute little rectangular tins at Target several years ago, thinking they would be really cute for some project! I was right!
I decided to make one side a dry erase board so our teacher could write notes to herself on her tin or whatever messages she liked!
I cut the sheet down to the shape of my tin below:
I thought it would be really cute to put some flowers on it to dress it up, so I used my
I cut some flowers out of my Grape Jelly cardstock because this teacher's favorite color is purple:
I wanted the flower to have some dimension, so I snipped in on the flower to create some bendable petals.
Here are my petals bent:
I created two flowers and glued them together in the middle to make my flower look full:
I decided to create a yellow center with my Bee Pollen cardstock.
I also cut my Scor-tape with my die.....I just love this feature!
Here is my cardstock and Scor-tape cut out with my Blooming Bouquet die set.
Next peel the white paper off of the Scor tape and stick it to Bee Pollen cardstock flower.
I wanted my flower to have a little glitz, so I dipped my cardstock covered in Scor-tape into microbeads:
I thought it needed a little something more, so I got a bee to perch on my flower :-)
Here are my flowers attached with foam dimensional tape to my tin
The sentiment Thanks for helping me bloom Clear Acrylic Stamp was the sentiment I chose for my tin.
I stamped in on Tabs & Tags Dies .
I also adhered this to my tin with foam tape.
Next, I decided to decorate my pencils to match a tag from Teacher Treats Clear Acrylic Stamps.
This set is perfect to send little treats in to your teacher!
Here is what my finished pencil jar looks like!
First, I cut a decorative band to go around my jar with Scalloped Edge Border Die.
I used 1/4 in Scor-tape to adhere it to the jar. I then used the same Scor-tape to adhere my 3/8 inch bee pollen ribbon.
I used my Designer Label Dies - Set of 3 to create the label for this jar. The stamp is from the Teacher Treats set above. I used my Grape Jelly ribbon to hide the threads of the jar and top with a bow :-)
I added some clear glass marbles to the bottom of the jar to hold the pencils in place:
Next, it is time to cut the butterflies to go on the top of my pencils with
I also cut my Scor-tape out with my die....I am going to add some more Ultra Fine Microbeads - Clear!
I wanted a little more bling, so I added some Stickles Glitter glue!
The butterflies are attached to the pencil with 1/4 inch Scor-tape.
Next, I decided I needed a little caddy for some paperclips, sticky pads, and 3x5 notecards using the same supplies as above:
Here is how I made my caddy out of 3x3 clear boxes.
First, I cut 1/2 inch from the top of the the card box (1/2 inch into the 3x3 space).
Assemble the rest of the box as normal.
Next, take your 1/4 inch Scor-tape and glue all the boxes together.
Top view looking down in to all of the compartments.
Here is my notepad that I used my Scalloped Border dies and Tabs and Tags die sets to embellish!
Something so simple, makes it so cute!
The final step is to add the CHOCOLATE! Yes, the basket filler is Hershey Nugget bars!
Gather up some stuff from around your house and get busy!
Here are a few other ideas:
Lisa made this apple card that is perfect for a teacher!
Or what about Lisa's Strawberry basket.....it is BERRY cute too!
This card is also perfect for a teacher:
Bee from: Sentimental Flowers Clear Acrylic Stamps
Another bee choice: Billy Bee Clear Acrylic Stamp
Here is a past idea from Katie....this is so cute!
Learn how to make this here:
That's all for today!
Don't forget....BLESS someone with a card today!
Hope your day is filled with blessings and stamping galore!