Wednesday, May 26, 2010

A Little Crafty: Teacher Gifts

Today is the last day of school for Mary and it's my last day with students. I am, both breathing a sigh of relief and feeling a little sad. It's been a good year. And to mark the year's ending, I'm giving a little something to Mary's teachers and the teacher I've worked with. All of them are fabulous and deserving of so much more than my two hands can conjure. But, after looking around the fabulous Internet for ideas that would be both cute and frugal, this is what I came up with:
The teacher's initial done in crayons. Fortunately for me, all three teachers last names start with a D. By the third one, I had it down to a science.

I also wanted to give the teacher I work with something to remember our year. I've made lots of these little scrapbooks in the past couple of years. They're pretty awesome, as their construction makes it almost like a little pop-up book and it's always a surprise when the recipient first opens it. They are perfect for an end of the year gift. But I've given them as birthday gifts, thank you gifts (like after a party with pictures of the party inside), and remembrances of trips or get-togethers. They look difficult, but they are deceptively simple to make and you can be as creative as you want with the papers. If anyone is interested in a tutorial on how to make the scrapbook, leave me a comment or shoot me an email.

I hope that they'll enjoy them. These ladies have colored my and my daughter's world in an amazing way this year. I pray they will be richly blessed for the work they are doing.

As for me, this is what I have to say (insert your best Alice Cooper voice here):
(But not really. Only for 10 weeks. Look out summer, I'm gonna live it up!)

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