Thursday, June 2, 2011

Teacher Gift

Friday is the last day of school for my kids. So, it was time to make one last gift for their teachers.  This has been my teacher gift for the last 4 years. I love it because it is so quick and  easy to make. I use whatever wood I have laying around and change the layout of the quote to fit my board. I will be in trouble next year, because for the first time, my kids have repeat teachers.
I start with whatever wood I have sitting around the house.  I have used squares and rectangles.
I gave the edges a rough sand and drilled the holes for the ribbon.
This year, I used a black flat spray paint, but other years, I've used craft paint. Just whatever I have on hand.
After it was dry, I sanded the edges again.  I also lightly sanded the top to give it a worn look.
I cut out the vinyl with my digital cutter. I applied it to the wood and added a cute red ribbon.

Quick and easy and made from supplies I already had on hand!

I'm linking to:
Tip Junkie handmade projects



Shabby Chic Cottage, Mammas Kinda Crafty, The Shabby Nest, Remodelaholic, Tatertots & Jello, Blue Cricket Design

6 comments:

Tori said...

What a great idea! Any teacher would love this! I'm pinning to my account! http://pinterest.com/busybfamily/

The One Stop Baby Shop said...

Hi I'm visiting from Remodelaholic, I saw your link up there! I LOVE this project thanks for sharing it! You can find me here:
http://onestopbabygifts.blogspot.com

Have a great day!

Stacey said...

Super cute! I haven't made any signs for teachers, but I love making signs like this too! Especially drilling holes and tying with ribbon! So simple and easy! Easier to hang up too than any hooks on the back!

Anonymous said...

Super Cute - I posted this to my Pinterest Board! Thanks for sharing!

Antonella said...

This is a great gift! So glad I followed you here from the Sundae Scoop Link Party! I'm also linking up if you'd like to drop by!
Hugs, antonella :-)
http://quilling.blogspot.com/2011/06/filigree-friday-free-graduation.html

Mindie Hilton said...

I would love for you to link it up to my party that is running now. Any linky goes.

http://bacontimewiththehungryhypo.blogspot.com/2011/06/any-link-goes-party-running-now-summer.html

Come strut your stuff.

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