Today is “Teacher Appreciation Day" - a great opportunity to tell our fabulous teachers how much wonderful they are. Our school is celebrating it all week, so I made a couple of projects for my son's 4th grade teacher.
"Thanks for Making Me Such a Smart Cookie" Can
Who doesn't love cookies? For a unique cookie container, I used a half-sized Pringles can, rinsed well and dried. I cut a piece of plain white cardstock to the height of the can and covered it with layers of decorative tape. I wrapped the tape around the edges for a finished look. I adhered it to the can with strong red scrapbook tape. I trimmed the edges of the tag with tape and tied it with cheerful yellow and white twine. The best part - after the cookies are gone, this gift can be used as a fun pencil/pen holder for her desk.
Supplies: Collectable – Remarkable: Decorative tape (Green, Numbers, Stars), Notable: Decorative tape (blue); Unforgettable: Decorative tape (yellow); Girl Crazy: decorative tape (red); Indie Chic: yellow twine; Misc: White cardstock, hole punch, Small Pringles can
"M&M Teacher" Pail
A few years ago, I found this sweet M&M poem for teachers.
I had a clear pail in my stash from MME Glittered Chipboard letters. (You can also find them at scrapbook and craft stores, or a glass jar would work) I removed the packaging and decorated it with paper and decorative tape. I sorted my M&M's into different colors, so each colored layer showed separately in the clear pail. For the lid, I cut a circle out of yellow patterned paper and adhered the brad and diecut paper with pop dots. I sewed around the edges of the poem and used MME chipboard letters for the "M&M".
Supplies: Collectable - Remarkable: Delightful patterned paper, brad; Notable: Muse patterned paper, Adore patterned paper, Devoted patterned paper; All is Bright: twine; Lost and Found 2: Oliver decorative tape; Red striped decorative tape, Red and Black Lush chipboard letters; Misc: Black ink, red thread, acrylic pail.
GREEN is for the inspiration you give me each day.
BLUE is for your patience in showing me the way.
ORANGE is for your warmth and caring style.
YELLOW is for the way you always make me smile.
RED is for my life that you have touched this year.
You’re a very special teacher just like this jar, that’s clear.
You place knowledge in our children’s hands
and melt into their hearts and lives forever.
You’re a “Magnificent” & “Marvelous” teacher.
Thank you for being my M&M