You all know that I love giving gifts! Well, a few weeks ago I was able to share this fun back to school teacher gift over at Tatertots and Jello. I was sent some products from her Home + Made scrapbook line to create a project. I thought why not make a back to school gift for teachers since my kids were headed back to school this week. This was such a fun project to create and turned out so beautiful.
Look at all the pretty stuff I was sent to create with!
For this project I used items from the Jen Hadfield Home Made collection:
1 Gilded paper – 4 sheets Cottage Living Paper – Gold Metal Clips – Garland – Adhesive Backed Flowers – Rub-On Transfer Sheets – Chalkboard Stickers
I also used: Thickers – Glue (glue stick & hot glue) – Scissors/Paper Cutter -Skewers – Drink Carrier – 4 inch plant
First off you’ll need to get a drink carrier from your favorite happy hour drink spot. 😉
I used one of the gilded papers, and glued it to the bottom part of the drink dispenser.
I cut a 1 1/2 inch strip from one of the cottage living papers and spelled out teacher using the thickers.
I trimmed the strip of paper to the size of the drink carrier and used my glue stick to glue it onto the front of the box.
I then used 3 coordinating papers and cut some flag shapes our of them. I used one of the rub-on transfers and added hi to one of the flags. I attached the flags to the box using one of the gold clips. I also added a couple adhesive backed flowers to decorate the front.
The next step is adding something to the inside of the box. Of course I want it to look just as pretty as the outside.
I bought a 4 inch plant from the store and removed the foil cover around the outside. I cleaned and dried the outside of the pot. I cut a strip of paper to cover the pot and used hot glue to attach it to the pot.
I then took the garland and wrapped the end around a skewer and used a gold clip to hold it in place.
I stuck the skewers into the plant creating a banner.
I added the teacher’s name to 2 of the chalkboard stickers and stuck them onto a skewer, one on each side.
I even thought it would be fun to used of the adhesive backed flowers, attach them to skewers and stuck everything into the plant. Now it’s perfect to add to the decorated drink carrier.
For the other side of the box I like to keep it simple. A cute jar with lid and straw is super easy. A handful of freshly sharpened no. 2 pencils would would be cute in the jar too!
Added a gift card to one of the kraft pocket tags, would be a fun surprise for teacher too!
Put everything together in the drink carrier and your have a fun gift perfect for teacher!
This would be a fun gift really for anyone, not just a teacher. I find that a beautiful package makes even the simplest gifts extra special!
We ended up giving this to my son’s teacher this week. We actually gave her a pencil holder in one of the sides using this printable pencil can wrapper.
Here are some other teacher gift ideas you may like: