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charmedeebob
05-22-2012, 04:24 AM
It's getting to be the end of the year and I need some ideas! I have to get some little gifts for the preschool teachers and something for a first grade teacher. Help! Inspire me!!! Enable me!

Ambelleina
05-22-2012, 04:28 AM
I'd say decorated/personalized margarita glasses so they can CELEBRATE! LOL! :D


[Totally not serious unless you know the ladies like to party, bahaha!]

charmedeebob
05-22-2012, 04:42 AM
I'd say decorated/personalized margarita glasses so they can CELEBRATE! LOL! :D


[Totally not serious unless you know the ladies like to party, bahaha!]
ahahaha actually my son's preschool teacher would love that!! I've known her for quite a few years now and her youngest son just went off to join the military so she is having a tough time with it and could probably use a few good margaritas!

Twin Mom Scraps
05-22-2012, 12:03 PM
sooo glad you posted this...because i just finished my girls' teachers gifts last night and i am soooo proud of them! i have never done a crafty gift before if you can believe that. i originally found the idea on pinterest, which directed me to a crafty blog and i made it my own version of it. i actually dug out my paper scrapping stuff (which i haven't seen in over 5 years!).
http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x20/twins225/GingerScraps/gifts.jpg

charmedeebob
05-22-2012, 12:31 PM
That looks so cool, I love the handmade variety, and I think the teachers do too! Great job!!

StarWarsFans
05-22-2012, 12:53 PM
Thanks for the reminder! Tomorrow's the last day of school, so I need to pick up the stuff for my gifts today. I'm making these that I found on Pinterest.

<div style='padding-bottom: 2px; line-height: 0px'><a href='http://pinterest.com/pin/107382772334980871/' target='_blank'><img src='http://media-cache8.pinterest.com/upload/149744756329914085_CgKrA2cW_c.jpg' border='0' width='475' height ='521'/></a></div><div style='float: left; padding-top: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px;'><p style='font-size: 10px; color: #76838b;'>Source: <a style='text-decoration: underline; font-size: 10px; color: #76838b;' href='http://lisastorms.typepad.com/lisa-storms/2011/05/teacher-appreciation-week-part-3.html'>lisastorms.typepad.com</a> via <a style='text-decoration: underline; font-size: 10px; color: #76838b;' href='http://pinterest.com/starwarsfans/' target='_blank'>Tricia</a> on <a style='text-decoration: underline; color: #76838b;' href='http://pinterest.com' target='_blank'>Pinterest</a></p></div>

sladd79054
05-22-2012, 01:06 PM
I saw these on pinterest, I loved them. I need to decide what to make for my children's teachers, but I have until the middle of June before they get out of school.

Thanks for the reminder! Tomorrow's the last day of school, so I need to pick up the stuff for my gifts today. I'm making these that I found on Pinterest.

<div style='padding-bottom: 2px; line-height: 0px'><a href='http://pinterest.com/pin/107382772334980871/' target='_blank'><img src='http://media-cache8.pinterest.com/upload/149744756329914085_CgKrA2cW_c.jpg' border='0' width='475' height ='521'/></a></div><div style='float: left; padding-top: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px;'><p style='font-size: 10px; color: #76838b;'>Source: <a style='text-decoration: underline; font-size: 10px; color: #76838b;' href='http://lisastorms.typepad.com/lisa-storms/2011/05/teacher-appreciation-week-part-3.html'>lisastorms.typepad.com</a> via <a style='text-decoration: underline; font-size: 10px; color: #76838b;' href='http://pinterest.com/starwarsfans/' target='_blank'>Tricia</a> on <a style='text-decoration: underline; color: #76838b;' href='http://pinterest.com' target='_blank'>Pinterest</a></p></div>

sladd79054
05-22-2012, 01:07 PM
These came out fantastic ;)

sooo glad you posted this...because i just finished my girls' teachers gifts last night and i am soooo proud of them! i have never done a crafty gift before if you can believe that. i originally found the idea on pinterest, which directed me to a crafty blog and i made it my own version of it. i actually dug out my paper scrapping stuff (which i haven't seen in over 5 years!).
http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x20/twins225/GingerScraps/gifts.jpg

missdamsel
05-22-2012, 01:30 PM
I am so lad I am past this phase in our life!! Being old has it's privileges!!! lol

jenevang
05-22-2012, 02:38 PM
Adorable! I just went to our local (huge) antique/thrift market and bought some vintage vases and put roses from my yard in them. I LOVE old vases, they are gorgeous, inexpensive and unique and I added gift cards to Chic-fi-la in a non-handmade care *hand slap*, LOL.

photom
05-22-2012, 03:33 PM
Those are both cute ideas! Now, how do I inspire my kids to get them for ME! lol.... I don't think I'll be getting any teacher appreciation gifts! Even though I did leader 2 groups. Oh well, it's about the learning anyways. BUT you bet that next year I WILL be making sure that for the end of the year I will be making something for the groups that my kids are in that I am not a leader for! Homeschool Moms are WAY underappreciated!

webdesignmom
05-22-2012, 06:04 PM
I am so lad I am past this phase in our life!! Being old has it's privileges!!! lol

I'm with you when this school year ends we will be past this phase. I have one in high school and the other will be going into middle school. My 11 year old that is almost done with fifth grade his teacher isn't getting anything since I really didn't care for her....and besides the teachers in our school district are way over paid.

sladd79054
05-29-2012, 07:16 PM
I copied Rebecca but I found out that I am not crafty at all and had a very hard time, needless to say I only did one box and will do something easier for Aidan's teacher lol.
http://i48.tinypic.com/o10804.jpg

http://i50.tinypic.com/ns5ra.jpg

http://i50.tinypic.com/10f2dms.jpg

prettyingreen
05-30-2012, 12:20 AM
Thanks for the reminder! Tomorrow's the last day of school, so I need to pick up the stuff for my gifts today. I'm making these that I found on Pinterest.

<div style='padding-bottom: 2px; line-height: 0px'><a href='http://pinterest.com/pin/107382772334980871/' target='_blank'><img src='http://media-cache8.pinterest.com/upload/149744756329914085_CgKrA2cW_c.jpg' border='0' width='475' height ='521'/></a></div><div style='float: left; padding-top: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px;'><p style='font-size: 10px; color: #76838b;'>Source: <a style='text-decoration: underline; font-size: 10px; color: #76838b;' href='http://lisastorms.typepad.com/lisa-storms/2011/05/teacher-appreciation-week-part-3.html'>lisastorms.typepad.com</a> via <a style='text-decoration: underline; font-size: 10px; color: #76838b;' href='http://pinterest.com/starwarsfans/' target='_blank'>Tricia</a> on <a style='text-decoration: underline; color: #76838b;' href='http://pinterest.com' target='_blank'>Pinterest</a></p></div>

I made this for Gage's Teacher too

Ambelleina
05-30-2012, 12:26 AM
I copied Rebecca but I found out that I am not crafty at all and had a very hard time, needless to say I only did one box and will do something easier for Aidan's teacher lol.
http://i48.tinypic.com/o10804.jpg

http://i50.tinypic.com/ns5ra.jpg

http://i50.tinypic.com/10f2dms.jpg



WOW Lisa, you did an awesome job! :cheer:

Ambelleina
05-30-2012, 12:27 AM
PS-You gave her a Julep polish--how fun! :D

GingerScraps
05-30-2012, 06:42 AM
Awesome thread!!! So many amazing ideas! Thank you all!!

sladd79054
05-30-2012, 11:20 AM
lol it was a color that came in my box that I figured I would never use ;)

PS-You gave her a Julep polish--how fun! :D

charmedeebob
05-30-2012, 02:32 PM
Lots of great ideas! I ended up just doing an Applebee's gift card in a homemade gift card holder that says, "thanks for an a+ year" and tying it to an apple. Not my best effort, but it something at least!

BethLang
05-31-2012, 01:16 PM
such awesome ideas! I didn't realize that our Aaidan's day care teacher will not be his teacher this summer until today, and our last day with her her is next Thursday. I am totally inspired by this thread!
Annabelle is making a crayon monogram for her teacher Miss Heidi. We are breaking crayons in half, and gluing them onto card stock in the shape of an H and putting it a frame. A pinterest idea. Love that site!

sladd79054
05-31-2012, 08:13 PM
Oh my gosh I wanted to do that and I tried but I couldn't form an S with the crayons lol. I ended up throwing them all away. I saw that idea on pinterest. I would love to see your finished monogram.


such awesome ideas! I didn't realize that our Aaidan's day care teacher will not be his teacher this summer until today, and our last day with her her is next Thursday. I am totally inspired by this thread!
Annabelle is making a crayon monogram for her teacher Miss Heidi. We are breaking crayons in half, and gluing them onto card stock in the shape of an H and putting it a frame. A pinterest idea. Love that site!

sladd79054
06-08-2012, 06:37 PM
Here is one I made for my 9 year old's teacher of course I got the idea off of Pinterest
http://i49.tinypic.com/232udw.jpg

nutsaboutgabe
06-08-2012, 08:05 PM
This is what I did.

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk100/babs898/teachergift.jpg

sladd79054
06-08-2012, 10:17 PM
That is awesome Barb, love it.