Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Teachers Gifts

It is hard to believe that Christmas is next week y'all! It is flying by so quickly and as always it slips away from me. Today I spent 98% of my day working on gifts for the kiddos teachers. 

Here is a lil' view of the mess AFTER I tidied up a bit! Ha! Picture it 100 X worse and all over the table. It was so bad that we had a picnic in the living room for dinner!:) I thought I was never going to finish. I had three teachers to make things for and Oldest had put in his request of exactly what he wanted. 

This is a lil' set of two mini frames that I made into magnet frames. Oldest had taken mine in to share while the class was learning abt magnets and said his teacher asked where I had gotten them. So Oldest decided he wanted me to make her some too!:) Easy enough I said. Well then he added that he wanted me to make her a Christmas frame like I made his teacher last year as well as a key fob and to get her something pretty! Wow what a list! I wills how ya the frame for her in a moment.

Here is one of the frames I made for Littliest to give to one of his two teachers.  Last year I just used  dimensional  mini Christmas cards I had found at HomeGoods. I started out with that this year but then mid way changed my mind and decided I wanted to be a tad more elaborate this year. Boy did it engulf most of my day! Once I figured out each frame the actual construction was not bad.

Here is the other frame for Littliest's other teach.  Sorry it is blurry.

Here is an up close look at it. I love the jingle bells! 

Last year I stocked up on Christmas chip board thingys. I fell in love with the vintage feel of them and so I purchased two boxes when they were on sale. I also LOVED the darling little box they came in. While I was pondering design it dawned on me to use one of the lids to make a frame for Oldest's teacher. 

I searched thru all of my chip board pieces and came up with pieces that actually covered up the original wording on the box lid. I cut the sides of the box so that it laid flat. I then took one of those vintage mini Christmas cards from last year and cut it down so it looked like you were peering thru the window.

I LOVE how it turned out!! To cover up the wording at the top and the bottom I just used a white chalk  pen and made it look like two dimensional snow.

And here is the finale! I just love these Grinch bags! I found them in the $1 section at Target a few weeks back and knew I had to use them. Now I am wishing I had bought an extra one!:(
Are you giving any home made gifts this year? If so I would love to hear all about them! If ya wanna see the frames I made last year click here.
Have a good one y'all! It is after 11pm but I still need to clean up my mess on the kitchen table and then fold laundry. I won't even mention the fact that I have yet to finish decorating the dining room nor get our cards ready to sent out! Busy weekend ahead I am afraid. I also have to finish painting the boys room and get their tree out....oh shoot I just need to stop or I will be here all night! Chat soon!:)
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