I've going through a crafting withdrawal! Two of my co-workers were off this weekend, so I had to work a bunch of extra shifts, including three doubles. I usually craft before I go into work, but there wasn't any time. If I wasn't mixing drinks, I was sleeping!
Today, Laura came and we went to Violette's. Yay! If you ever in the Central Florida area, you definitely need to check the store out. They also do mail order. You check them out here. We both got some goodies and I'm anxious to use them up.
Here is another Teacher Appreciation gift I made for my favorite teacher. I bought one of those ginormous containers of cheese balls at Target. After the cheese balls were gone, I didn't have to heart to throw it away. As my Mom would say, I "tricked" it up! First, I filled it up with the teacher's favorite treats: circus peanuts, Twizzlers, little cans of Diet Coke, Chex mix, and some cookies. Then, I made a belly band using chalkboard paper. Using the Preserves and Doodlecharms Cricut Cartridges, I cut out some apples and school buses and adhered them on with pop up dots. I added a paper punched border and some ribbon to finish it off. I wrote her name on the front, and my name on the back. Inside the jar is a piece of chalk, just in case she wanted to write on the chalkboard.
This is a great gift ideal for a teacher who can also share it with her/his family. Mrs. Lindsay-Zahn does a ton of extra stuff for her students that often takes time away from her family. This would include taking her students on a bus trip to Washington D.C., sewing 36 dresses (yes, 36 dresses!) for the high schools production of Hair Spray, Grad Night at Universal Studios, not to mention all of her own money on spent on school supplies like copy paper for their handouts and exams. With four teenagers and her husband, they will enjoy this treat!
Paper: Recollections, Chalkboard Paper from Michaels, Colorbok
Misc: Large plastic jar, cricut, pop up dots, chalk, paper shred, treats, ribbon, paper punch
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