Thursday, May 10, 2018

Thank A Teacher - Gift Ideas

Hi everybody! Kim here from My Kraft Kloset sharing with you a few unique projects to say "thank you" to some very special teachers using these beautiful products from Craft Fantastic. To honor and celebrate our teachers for National Teachers Appreciation Week/Month.


As the school year is winding down you still have plenty of time to order these amazing products and make several handmade gifts for all the special teachers in your kids life. I've been told by some teachers, who are my friends, that they get TONS of gifts at the end of the school year. So I wanted to do something different and unique and this is what I came up with...a gift card holder that holds flower seed packets and a special handmade necklace she couldn't buy in any store.


To make the Flower Seed Holders:

1.  I started with an empty paper towel holder,  cut in half to give me two pieces for my flower seed holders, and press down flat. I like to recycle or upcycle, but you could use cardstock with this free printable template to cut out your own box that measures about 4 x 5.5" or 6 x 4." Or if you have a pillow box die cut or SVG that will do too.


2.  I used a whole sheet of *NEW* Seed Packets images, which measures 4 x 11" and cut in half at 4 x 5.5" makes two perfect patterned paper panels to match my project. Great for two teachers. Wrap the sheet around the paper towel holder and adhere the panel with Super Sticky Dots, because you want your project to hold together and these work great. 


3.  Then I used various paper scraps to create a "band" to wrap around the box for interest and decoration. Adhere with Super Sticky Dots, add a "thanks" sentiment with stickers, and decorate as shown in the picture above and below. Add flower seed packets to complete. Don't you just love these images? So brightly detailed for teachers, Mother's Day this Sunday, May 13th,  or the gardeners in your life.



Next how to make the necklaces:



1.  I started with an APPLE PENDANT KIT  that includes both an antique brass and silver apple trays, two apple jewelers glass, and silver and brass necklace chains. And also used a couple of  SMALL SQUARE PENDANT TRAYS in silver and SMALL GLASS SQUARES to match.
 

2.  Next choose from hundreds of Craft Fantastic images, which is always the hardest part. I really love them all! Or make your own and mix them up. I choose a teachers printable sheet from the internet and printed it on plain white copy paper at home.

3.  Cut out the apple image and added a couple drops of Fantastic Glaze & Glue and adhered it on top of a script image from the *NEW* Seed Packets imagesas shown below, to create a unique collage. Allow to dry before adding glass. 


4.  Once dry. Add a few drops of Fantastic Glaze & Glue on the back of a Glass Apple piece, press gently for a few minutes, and hold until set. Wipe off any excess glue around the edges with a Q-tip.


5.  Once dry, cut around the glass and cut out the image. Adhere a Fantastic Super Sticky Dot to the apple tray, remove the red backing, and place glass image into the tray and a chain to complete. Aren't these apples precious?  I just love them! Don't you???

Repeat the steps above to make the square pendants.


Voila! There you have several uniquely designed gifts wrapped in their own handmade packaging to show your appreciation of a teachers great work with our kids or for having a fabulous school year. "Thank You, Teachers"


Be sure to check out our *NEW* Designer Kits-of-the Month and get started designing special gifts or keep a few for yourself, because they are stunning! The possibilities are truly endless with these super fantastic products! Thanks for stopping by!

Kim Klinkovsky @mykraftkloset

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