It’s day three of National Teacher Appreciation Week around here, and we are loving it!
I got a little crafty for today’s gift. I grabbed these foam letter stamps (just over $2 on clearance from Joann!), a three-pack of 8″ x 10″ flat panel canvases (also from JoAnn, around $5), some ribbon, paint, paint pens, a couple of sheets of scrapbook paper, tacky glue, and duct tape.
Here’s how you make a personalized teacher name sign:
Brush just a bit of paint onto the stamps so it didn’t get gloppy and stamped out the teacher’s name. Her class theme is dogs, so I grabbed this little wooden dog house for under $1 to add to her name sign. I outlined and polka dotted her name with a paint pen and added a cute border and doggie footprints.
Li’l Bro’s preschool teachers got a freehand cow on their board (their class theme).
Next, to attach a ribbon hanger, first glue (I used tacky glue because it works SO well) then duct tape the ribbon ends in place. It’s that easy!
Of course, it’s not so pretty…
So cut a piece of color-coordinating scrapbook paper to size (i.e. 8″ x 10″), and glue it on the back of the sign to cover it completely.
Now, not only is your sign’s back prettified…
…But you also have a great spot to jot a note of thanks!
And before you can say bob’s your uncle, you’ve got a cutie personalized sign…
…or two for your teachers! Huzzah!
These can hang at the teachers’ doors or anywhere they like.
I also threw in some fun washi tape (I picked up a few 3-packs for $1 each at Habitat For Humanity HomeStore a couple of weeks ago), some post-its for Big Bro’s teacher, and some cute stationery for Li’l’s.
The goodies went into a simple gift bag with a thin cardboard & ribbon tag (I just clipped the corners of a cardboard rectangle to make it “tag” shaped). And voila! Another day of teacher appreciation goodness, wheeeeee!
What are you doing for your teachers this week? Do tell!
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