Friday, December 19, 2008

Fun Fridays...My Favorite Things

This holiday season is there a special teacher in your child's life who you'd like to say thanks and Merry Christmas to? If so here's a simple, inexpensive idea that would brighten any one's holiday! I originally saw this idea on Dawn's blog entitled "Testosterone Times Three," fun right?!?

You all know how this southern girl LUVs her monograms?!? Well here's a "teacher" twist to a classic monogram! This project totaled exactly $2 and 18 cents, but it's not the money spent that counts, TRUST ME!!! When I taught kindergarten some of the sweetest and most memorable gifts were hand-spun. Why...because you know that they put thought, time and personal touches into each one! I still have many of them, ready to pull out when my season of life calls me back into teaching!
Crayon Initial Supply List
- 1 black 5X7 frame from the dollar store = 1.08
- 1 package of Crayola crayons = 1.10
- 1 piece of card stock = free, we already own a stack
- glue gun
- Sharp enough to split a hair butcher knife
If your like me and couldn't make a letter outline to save your life, just type out a LARGE letter outline (a hollow font called AMH outline, in font size 340 worked for me) on your computer and pick out a cute font to add their name on the side of the initial. Print it out on card stock and use a super sharp butcher knife to cut your crayons to size. I glued mine down with a hot glue gun, allowing the glue to cool slightly after squirting it before laying the crayons on top, as not to melt them.
Make yourself a simple little card...I came up with a card incorporating the word CRAYOLA!
Tie yourself a fun bow around the package and VOILA...instant teacher appreciation gift, under 3 bucks!


Kristi said...

This is such a cute idea, Becky!!

Amanda said...

I LOOOOOOVE that idea! I'll have to use that for end of year gifts this year. So neat!

Diane said...

This is a lovely idea!
Thanks for sharing. I posted it on Pinterest as a great idea for students to make for their parents too! Love your blog page. I have one too! Pop over and visit if you have the time.

Kellie said...

Love this. Thanks for sharing :)

Anonymous said...

where do you get card stock at? and can you do this without a glue gun?