Back to School Teacher Gift

Can you believe August is more than half over already?  For many of us, that means the same thing…it’s back to school time!  I know that lots of kiddos have already headed back to the classroom, while others {like LC} still have a week or two to wait until that big first day!  Today, in honor of this back-to-school season, many of #myfavoritebloggers decided to post apple related projects!

Here’s a quick look at my fabulous friends who are participating in the apple-y fun today!

They are, from left to right, top down:

Kristen from One Tough Mother; Sky from Creative Captial B; Marilyn from 4 You with Love; Tara from Suburble; Bethany from Pitter and Glink; Melanie from It Happens in a Blink; Kara from Petal to Picots; ChiWei from One Dog Woof; Sarah from Repeat Crafter Me; Kadie from 7 Alive; Nancy from Small Things with Love; and yours truly!

Just for fun we decided to team up once a month and create projects based on a common theme.  This month’s theme is APPLES.  It was fun coming up with my project, but even more fun to see the creative projects the other ladies made.  Check it out:

After you are done here, head over and check out some of these other great APPLE projects.  The links are all listed at the bottom of this post.  Now, are you ready to see mine?

Back to School Teacher Gift

I am so excited that a personal friend of mine from high school is going to be Little Crafter’s teacher this year!  We decided that we wanted to give her a little gift to start off the school year letting her know we appreciate all that she does.  So, we made her a personalized insulated cup full of goodies; here’s how we did it!

– insulated cup
– adhesive vinyl {permanent/outdoor}
– cardstock
– hole punch
– twine
– marker
– candy, antibacterial hand gel, and crackers/cookies
– cutting machine and software

Step 1: I used Cammie {my beloved Silhouette Cameo} to help me cut out a logo from permanent adhesive vinyl.  I carefully adhered it to the cup using transfer tape.  Little Crafter chose a purple cup because it’s one of his favorite colors and we know that Mrs. Wright is a fellow Ravens fan{atic}!

Step 2: This cute apple print-and-cut tag is from the Silhouette Online Store.  I bought it for 75 cents, then opened and resized it in my software.  First, I printed it, then I lined it up on my cutting mat and cut around the edge.

apple teacher gift

Step 3: Once the tag was cut, I wrote LC’s teacher’s name on it, punched a hole in the top, and tied it around the cup with a piece of twine.

Teacher Gift

Step 4: To finish it off, it was time to add the goodies!  Candy, cookies, and anti-bacterial hand gel…things every teacher needs!  Just a tip, put the straw down in the cup first, then put the other things around it…it won’t work if you wait and try to add the straw after the cup is filled.  Ask me how I know.

Teacher gift

Ta-da!  There you have it, one back to school teacher gift!

Teacher Gift

Hopefully this will let LC’s teacher know from the very first day how much we appreciate all that she does!  Having been a teacher for four years myself, I know first hand how much time and effort good teachers put into their jobs, and how much money they spend out of their own pockets to make sure their students are well taken care of.  Thanks, Mrs. Wright, and teachers everywhere, for all you do!  Best wishes for a wonderful new school year!

Don’t forget to check out all the other apple fun today!

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Hugs & Glitter,


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