Friday, May 4, 2012

Teacher Appreciation Gift

With teacher appreciation week coming so soon, I shifted my focus from laundry room projects to teacher projects. Since making my check your pocket sign last week, I kind-of had mason jars on my mind, so I came up with this little sign for the kids to give to their teachers.
I found a new distressing technique that I thought I would try. I am pretty happy with the results. I started with a plain board and painted it gray for my under color.
Their instructions say to rub Vaseline around the edges and anywhere you want the under color to peek through. I didn't have (or couldn't find) any Vaseline, so I used Neosporin instead. I think it works pretty much the same.
Then, I painted it white, let it dry completely, and gave it a quick sand.
I applied the vinyl quote and attached the mason jar.
Getting the flowers to school might be a problem, so I am thinking it would be cute to make pens with the silk flower on top.
This would also make a great end-of-year gift for any teacher!



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22 comments:

Claire @ a little something in the meantime . . . said...

Another lovely sign! I now look forward to Thursdays and Fridays when you share another great way that I can use my Silhouette.

I will definitely give the vaseline distressing technique a try. Does it leave any sort of residue on your sign once it's sanded?

Bonnie @ Uncommon said...

How sweet is this! A great gift idea for all the teacher's in our lives! Love it!

Bonnie @ uncommon
www.uncommondesignsonline.com

Heather Alverson said...

Such a cute and unique gift idea!!

Melissa Nesdahl said...

Absolutely adorable. And I love the statement.

Phil and Darby Hawley said...

This is great, especially at the end of the school year!
Stopping by from the Homemaker in Heels Weekend Soiree :-)

Recipes We Love said...

so sweet I LOVE it.

Ann Kelly

Crafty Mischief said...

What a sweet saying. Thanks for sharing!

Pati @ A Crafty Escape said...

What a beautiful sign, I know the teachers will love it. We also did a craft with mason jars and flowers for the teachers that I just posted about! I put the mason jars in a box so my daughter could carry them to her classrooms- I hope they made it!

Kimberly Sminkey said...

Oh Oh Oh, so glad to have found your blog! Love the sign. I am a sign addict. Thanks for sharing this teacher appreciation project. Hoping to get a cutter soon! Your newest follower here! Love to have you stop by if you'd like and perhaps follow back!
Kim
tiarasandbowties.blogspot.com

Laura @ cookiecrumbsandsawdust.blogspot said...

Angie,

Cute teacher appreciation gift. I'm sure the teacher will love it!

I'm visiting from the Nifty Thrifty linky party. I would love if you stopped by my blog.

Thanks for sharing,
Laura

Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

Love it! What a great idea and cute sign. Teachers will be thrilled. I hope you will link up to my Teacher Appreciation Linky Party going on now.

http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com/2012/05/teacher-appreciation-linky-party.html

4 Sisters @ bringingbeauty.blogspot.com said...

What a wonderful quote! This is such a nice idea!

Thanks for sharing at Beautify It Monday!

-Four Sisters

Six Sisters said...

This is so cute!! We are so grateful for the wonderful teachers that influence are children and do amazing things!! We hope to see you back next week to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." Thanks for coming!! -The Sisters

Six Sisters said...

This is so cute!! We are so grateful for the wonderful teachers that influence are children and do amazing things!! We hope to see you back next week to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." Thanks for coming!! -The Sisters

Steph @ Crafting in the Rain said...

Your sign turned out really cute!!

Holly @ abakershouse.com said...

Beautiful sign! I keep coming back to your blog and am now your newest follower. thanks for the continued inspiration!

Printabelle said...

So adorable! I'd love for you to add it on my link party at: http://printabelle.com/?p=3188 Thanks!

Apples and Peanut Butter said...

Coming from a teacher, this is adorable! I sure would love to get this as a gift!

Chrissy Taylor said...

This is adorable!

Carrie @ My Favorite Finds said...

You're so with it. I totally missed Teacher Appreciation this year :(. Oh well, end of the year gifts will have to suffice :). Thanks for sharing at Handmade Tuesdays.

Allison {A Glimpse Inside} said...

This is a great teacher gift!
Thanks for linking up to this week's Catch a Glimpse Party! I'll be featuring this tomorrow. :)

William Gagner said...

This is adorable!

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