Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Teacher Gift

I originally posted this last year when I first started my blog. Since I was brand new back then, I'm guessing not many saw it. So, I thought I'd repost it for (hopefully) a few more to see.

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 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!

Come back later this week for the free digital file to create your own.

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Holly @ abakershouse.com said...

What a great sentiment for our teachers. I really like this for end of the year gifts!

Allyson Butler said...

This is so sweet!

Tricia said...

Hi! I just started following your blog. Someday Crafts tweeted/blogged about your "Please Remove Your Shoes" sign...which is totally cute by the way. I'm going to have to order the vinyl from your shop.

I wish I would have found you a few weeks ago! I sure could have used your teacher vinyl for gifts. They are so cute!! I'm going to be placing an order soon for next year.

This was my only child's first year of preschool and I was totally clueless on what to do for teacher gifts. Thanks to you, they will have cute gifts next year!

Pam said...

Nice...and I love the saying.

Jana Faith said...

Such a personal gift for teachers. Those mean so much! I found you via Southern Lovely's link up. :o) Come visit me?

Kimberly Sminkey said...

Cute & thoughtful gift for teachers! I love it, thanks for sharing it with us!

gail wilson said...

I love your teacher gift! :) Sometimes teachers aren't appreciated for all the hard work, and unending love they have for the work they do.


Katie's Nesting Spot said...

Cute sign! Thanks for sharing it and the download. I featured your project in this week's A Crafty Soiree and linked to both posts. Come see it on Thursday when you get a chance!

Carrie said...

What a wonderful gift! I would love it if you would share at my Teacher Gift Idea link party at http://craftymomsshare.blogspot.com/2012/05/teacher-gifts-last-day-of-school.html. Thank you!

Christa @ Controlling Craziness said...

What a cool idea.
I don't have a vinyl cutter so I'm going to print mine out on scrapbook paper and mod-podge it to some wood. Thanks so much for the idea. I'll mention your blog whenever I make these (and blog about it) for my kid's teachers which needs to be soon, school ends in 2.5 days.

Hubba said...

Cute gift, perfect. I'm a new follower, I would love if you followed me back at http://iheartpears.blogspot.com

pakistan gift said...

Great post for gift ideas i like it and like to shears this gift ideas for my friend.

Elizabeth U. said...

I would like the download. Great gift idea!



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