Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Teacher gifts

My littlest guy had his last full day of pre-school for the year today.  He has a teacher and a bunch of helpers in his classroom so I needed something to give to all of them.  I went with the cardstock notebook holder with matching pens.  An oldie but a goodie. 


Here is how I did it.


Supplies used: patterned paper, notebooks (purchased from Walmart, measuring 7 3/4 inches x 5 inches), pens (used Pen-tel pens because the barrel opens to slip the paper in) and cardstock (not pictured)


cut a strip of patterned paper to go across the tear off/holder thingy on the notebook- dimensions of the paper are 3/4 inch x 5 inches


cut down the cardstock to 8 1/2 inches x 11 1/4 inches


score cardstock at 5 1/2 inches and 5 3/4 inches


to make folds to fit notebook


and here is the notebook, glued to the folder of cardstock


(ok I know I took really detailed shots of making the notebook, but I slacked off and didn't take any pictures of this part except the one above- lame) Next I took ink and a cute little $1 stamp from Joann to make the card on front.  I inked the edges too.


for the pen: unscrew the bottom of the pen and take the ink out.  cut patterned paper to 1 inch x 3 1/4 inches, wrap it around a pencil to start the curl, then wrap it really tightly and shove it into the barrel of the pen. reinsert the ink.


And there it is.


I found these darling little notebooks for some of the class assistants and made matching pens for them too. 


Wrapped up with a little cellophane and ribbon, they make cute little gifts.


My son was in the Green Frog class so we handed out these treats to his little friends- small green rubber frogs, a sucker and a tootsie roll.  The cardstock circle says, "Thank you for being my friend in the Green Frog class at Mothers Day Out! I made sure to make one for my son too.  A "to him, from him" gift.  He loved it!

We did something different for my big kid's teachers.  I'll be posting that next.

3 comments:

  1. You're the mom that makes me feel badly when I don't have a gift for all the kids! You're also the mom that totally rocks! Cute gifts for kiddos and teachers. :)

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  2. I still have my notebook you made me years ago! Always a great go -to gift!!

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  3. What a great idea - I have guess I have got to get moving on teacher gifts from my kiddos - can't believe this school year is almost over!

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