Sunday, May 2, 2010

Teacher Appreciation Week

Teacher Appreciation Week is this week! We have been so busy at our house and my brain is on overload--so I turned to the internet for teacher appreciation ideas and was not disappointed! Here are pictures of my version of an idea I found on eighteen25. I love this idea and it was fun to make! She has step by step instructions on her blog.

The box is a $5 embroidery floss divided plastic box I bought at JoAnn's--the black ribbon came from there too. The paper on the lid is from my stash, as are the black rub-on letters. I put my Cricut to use again (!!) to cut the flower for the lid. I did ink the edges of the paper on the lid--I thought it gave the paper a nice finished edge.
Inside the lid I did something a bit different than the original and had my kindergarten daughter write a note to her teacher. She did such a good job!
The box contains goodies for her desk--almost everything is from Staples. The mini hand-sanitizer is from my (rather large!) stash of sanitizer and the Hershey's nuggets are from Target. The rest is from Staples--mostly from their little "bulk" section.

I think our kindergarten teacher will like this and find it a nice change from coffee mugs and other typical teacher appreciation least I hope she will!!


Jodee Leader said...

Great idea! I bet she loves it!

Darlene said...

That turned out great and I know she is going to love it!

eighteen25 girls said...

that turned out so cute.
i LOVE the bright colors. :)

jamie @ eighteen25

Patchwork Penguin said...

I know she will love it... as a teacher I know it always helps to receive a thank you :o)

Christy said...

I have been going crazy trying to think of something for my son's K teacher. This is perfect. Thanks!

Christy said...

My son and I put one of these together today. I am posting it with a link to your blog tomorrow. Thanks again!

Jennifer @ The Toy Box Years said...


I'm a new follower! I came to visit you from Superheros and Princesses!

Great idea on the teacher gift!!

Debbie said...

I made 3 of these for my boys teachers and they loved them. I really enjoyed making them and it just meant so much to them that they gift was so personalized for them. Thanks for the idea.