Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Teacher Appreciation Blog Hop :: Day 2

Hello and welcome to Day 2 of the Thank You to our Teachers Blog Hop. I hope you're having fun and finding inspiring ideas as thank you gifts for our wonderful teachers.

This is actually my first year having to think about teacher thank you gifts since my son just started preschool in April. Here he is on his first day of school. :) He started on his birthday and the teacher gave him this crown to wear while he was at school. He wore it all day at home too he loved it so much.I've been doing a little searching on some of my favorite blogs for some simple but thoughtful handmade Teacher gifts and I thought I'd share a couple of my favorites that seem pretty easy to make.

These Spiffy Scissors are fairly inexpensive and easy to make if you have multiple teachers to give gifts to. "You're a cut above the rest" is what the tag reads. How cute is that?!
You can find a full tutorial at the blog, Crap I've Made.

These Magnetic Memo Boards are another fun project and something you can find at the Dollar Store (one of my favorite places to shop). Can you tell what the base of the project started out as? A burner cover for a stovetop. :) And look how pretty it looks. Make some fun magnets to hang notes and pictures and you've got a darn cute gift!

Here's a couple other designs. You can find the full tutorial HERE at TipJunkie. Project designed by Madigan Made. You can find pebble magnet info here too.
Thanks so much for stopping by. You can follow the Hop to my talented and good friend Laurie Star. Remember to stop in again for the final day of the Blog Hop on June 11th. We'll be having a GIVEAWAY!!

If you get lost here is the lineup:

Jen R
Kimi & Pamela
Tanya Stilwell
Scrappin' Crafter
Laurie Cass-Griggs
Liz -
Lori Boyd
Shannon -


kathlee said...

OMGoodness....those burner covers are absolutely BEAUTIFUL! What a brilliant idea.

Tanya said...

Holy poo!!! I totally LOVE the lil scissors packaging and the magnetic board,... FABULOUS!!!!


Pamela Pattison Lash said...

Delightful and clever plus practical gifts! TFS!
Mama LoveBug aka Pam
pam_lash at yahoo dot com

LaurieStar said...

These are really cute ideas! I love the thought of giving something that's cute as well as functional. And who can't use a new pair of scissors??? I think teachers and crafters would really appreciate those.

LaurieStar said...

I forgot to post that I adore that little picture of Stevie wearing his crown! That is too cute! Does he still love school as much as he did in the beginning?

LaurieStar said...

I forgot to post that I adore that little picture of Stevie wearing his crown! That is too cute! Does he still love school as much as he did in the beginning?

Nicole said...

Awesome projects and the scissors are epic! I have so many great ideas! TFS

Cathie w said...

very veyr cute projects TFS!!!


Percilla G said...

AS a teacher you can never have enough scissors and I love decorative pieces in the classroom
Lovely projects

Lillian Child said...

What awesome ideas!

joydee1963 said...

great projects!! joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

A Creative Journey said...

That is an awesome idea! Very useful at home or in the classroom! Thanks for sharing!

Gravelprincess said...

I love that idea, and I am sure all the teachers out there appreciate the thought behind all the thank yous. i just made some thank you cards for my daughters preschool teachers. They deserve it for all the hard work they do!!!

Tiffany said...

Super cute projects! Definitely filing these ideas for use later. I'm excited to start following you! TFS


Newbie2crafting said...

Totally awesome idea! Love it.


Josie0602 said...

Adorable gift ideas! I love the scissors...I bet every teacher can use extra pairs of those in their classroom! The memo boards are a really smart idea too!

Lisa R. said...

Terrific gift ideas! TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

Sherrie K. said...

Great project! Love the magnetic board:)TFS!
Sherrie K

Kimmarie Baker said...

He looked so cute and started on his Bday! He is getting sooo big. I love your projects. Such great ideas. i am definitely lifting the scissor project for Christmas next year. tfs

Misty said...

The stove covers are too stinkin' cute!
Hummer Hugs,
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

thekolbes said...

Ohh what great ideas. Thanks for sharing
krazykcrafters at msn dot com

SUPER cute son so proud of his crown, that will be a fun page to do

AmyJRockstar said...

What a fantastic idea! Your blog is so much fun!

XO ~ Amy Jo (follower)
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com