Wednesday, May 25, 2011

teacher love.

I'm not sure how the end of the year/teacher gifts seems to sneak up on me every year.
I mean... I work there, for pete's sake. I'm well aware of when the last day of school is.
So once again, we were doing some last minute crafting and creating last night.
Luckily I have a nice supply of crafty goodness up in the loft...

I saw this idea on a blog awhile back: Tin Can Treats. I loved the idea and it was super cute and super easy... two of my favorite things! 

Look for little mini cans (these were peaches), open the cans from the bottom, empty, wash and dry completely. Fill them up with whatever happy treats you can think of. (We even sorted out just green ones for Jody... she says they're her favorite... see #9 and #22) Fill up the last 1/2 inch or so with tissue paper (to catch any hot glue drips). Then close the lid again and just fill in around the edges with hot glue. (It looks a little messy, but it's the bottom. No one will really notice. Or you could use one of those fancier can openers.)

Then add some cute paper, some ribbons and a happy little note...

We made one for Jessi at daycare, too...

I also made these...
 Thank you, again, eighteen25 for all your cute gift ideas! 

We have loved our teachers this year. Both of them. So very much. 
I love working with them (and bowling with them!) and I love that my kids got to spend their days with them. They are both these tiny, cute little blondes. Just adorable. 

Thank you, Heidi and Jody for all the time and energy you invested in my kids this year! 


kristin @ preschool daze said...

oh, i LOVE those teacher gifts. so sneaky with the tin can.

i might need to do that for april fool's day!

let's have some peas....oh wait, they're m&ms!

: )

and the clipboard: did you print that out/make it up?

Beki - TheRustedChain said...

The gifts are so cute! You are so crafty. I love it.

Happy Summer!!

Kim Mattes said...

i love your blog and all of your crafty ideas. they are practical and so adorable. i just have one quick question - what did you use to adhere the paper to the cans and the paper to the clipboard? have a great summer

Amy said...

Kristin... if you click on the eighteen25 link under the picture, it will take you to their post about it. It's a free download!

Kim... I used some Creative Memories photo tape that I have in my scrapbook stash. I think you could use most any kind of adhesive, even Scotch Tape.

Chad and Jody said...

like I said on FB... I couldn't stop staring at the clipboard! It's so amazing. I know you don't think it was amazing.... but I do. Thank you so much for letting me spend my days with Sophie. I love the relationship we created this year, and how she really opened up and wanted to tell me all her stories. You're such a great friend.

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