End of the School Year Teacher Gifts

My youngest granddaughter loves paper crafts. She’s been creating handmade gifts and cards with scrapbooking materials since she was old enough to use a pair of scissors. I think she would approve of the handmade and altered art teacher gift ideas I’m sharing with you today. All you’ll need to complete the teacher gifts I created Creative Memories scrapbooking products, a few dollar store or grocery store items, and a few items you probably already have in your home. I used scrapbooking papers, stickers and embellishments from A Year to Remember collection.  I love the way it complements the end of the school year theme of today’s post.

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Here’s what you’ll need to create the above project:

Star Teacher Gift Idea

  1. Measure your container and use the 12-Inch trimmer to cut pattern paper to fit. Use tape runner to adhere paper to container as shown. If need be, add a second piece to the back of the container.
  2. Using the Border Maker and Star Cartridge, punch a star border from a contrasting pattern paper. Trim to 1 ¼” x 12 inches.
  3. Cut a 1” x 12” strip from yellow cardstock. Layer with the star border and adhere. Wrap layered border strip around container as shown with any open space in the front.
  4. Cut a 2” x 3” rectangle from contrasting pattern paper. Using the 2-Way Corner Rounder, round corners of rectangle.
  5. Using the inside track of the medium oval (#3 oval – the largest being #1) from the Custom Cutting system and the red blade, cut an oval from white cardstock.
  6. Use the black dual-tip pen and dot lettering to hand write Star Teacher. Draw faux stitching if desired. Layer with 2” x 3” rectangle and adhere to front of planter as shown.
  7. Use Star Cartridge without the guide to punch 3 stars from yellow cardstock. Adhere to planter as shown.
  8. To  create planter pick, cut a 2 ½” square from pattern paper and a 2” square from white cardstock. Layer and adhere. Use black dual-tip pen and dot lettering to hand write greeting. Draw faux stitching around the edge.
  9. Punch 3 stars from yellow cardstock and adhere to square as shown. Use tape runner to adhere square to dowel.

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Here’s what you’ll need to create to above project:

Post-It Notes Holder

  1. Use 12-Inch trimmer to cut one 4” x 6” rectangle from pattern paper. From contrasting pattern paper, cut one 1 ½” x 2 ½” rectangle and one 3 ¼” square.
  2. Cut arrow off of pink tag and adhere to 1 ½” x 2 ½” rectangle. Use black dual-tip pen and dot lettering to hand write Awesome Teacher or desired sentiment and adhere to large rectangle as shown.
  3. Adhere 3 ¼” square to large rectangle as shown.
  4. Cut the pink flower tag in half and adhere as shown.
  5. Slip decorated rectangle into the sleeve of the acrylic frame. Use tape runner to adhere post-it note to top of frame and over the 3 ¼” square as shown.

Pencil Holder

  1. Measure your container and use 12-Inch trimmer to cut pattern paper to fit.
  2. Using the Border Maker and the Lace Flower Chain cartridge, punch 2 borders from contrasting paper.
  3. Adhere flower chain borders to pattern paper as shown. Adhere paper to container to create pencil holder.

Chocolate Box

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  1. Use 12-Inch trimmer to cut one 2 ¾” x 6 ½” rectangle from cranberry cardstock and one 1 ¾” x 7 ½” rectangle from red pattern paper.
  2. Using the Custom Cutting system, the large oval pattern and the red blade, cut an oval shape flap into one end of the 2 ¾” x 6 ½” rectangle as shown in the first picture.
  3. Using a pencil, measure and mark score lines on large rectangle at 1 ⅞” from the bottom, ¾” from the first line, 1 ⅞” from the second line, and ¾” from the third line.
  4. Using a pencil, measure and mark score lines on small rectangle at  1 ¾” from the right side, ¾” from the first line, 2 ¾” from the second line, and ¾” from the third line.
  5. Using the 12-Inch trimmer track and the Multi-Purpose Tool, score both rectangles at score lines as  shown. Fold at score lines.
  6. To create box, adhere small rectangle to the large rectangle as shown in pictures.
  7. Using the Custom cutting system, the inside track of the small circle pattern, and the green blade, cut a circle from contrasting pattern paper. Adhere bird sticker to circle. Fill box with chocolates and seal box with circle as shown.

Hope you have fun creating teacher gifts for your child’s teacher!

Diana

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