Tuesday, May 22, 2012

End of Year Teacher Gifts

I was browsing other blogs and starting seeing a pattern of projects...teacher appreciation gifts...end of year teacher gifts...what??? Is it that time again already?!? What happened to the year? It flew by! And, as I'm sure you're all aware, I've been totally preoccupied with something else. So, I decided to do my tried and true stand-by for teacher gifts. A cute frame. Here's what I did last year.

And this year, I found this cool and cute quote on Drab to Fab and bought some frames at Walmart. The spray paints were also Walmart finds and I love the colors! I'm definitely going to have to find some other uses for these...

Well, in my sleep deprived mental state, I realized after the first coat of spray paint that these were plastic frames and the paint did not want to adhere...grrr....

So I dug around my stash until I found some primer and tried it again. It worked TONS better. So, let this be a lesson...always use a primer when spray painting anything plastic! Or, if you're really smart (not like me), find a paint-for-plastic spray paint. That would work well also, I'm sure.

Ahh, so much better. Love the color!!

Isn't this a fun quote? I thought it was pretty hip and cool design as well. This shows you how with-it I am since I used the words hip and cool. Right?

But the little paint bubbles and imperfections from my mistakes were sort of bugging me so I needed to hide them. 

Ribbon is a life saver I tell you! When I get a minute, I'm going to hot-glue these suckers to the frame, so the teachers have no choice but to keep them there forever...

...thus never seeing my mistake.

I love this sage green bow...I've used it for lots of projects.

It sure does take a big heart! My kids teachers this year have been amazing. We're so lucky to have such wonderful people in our family's life! Thank you teachers, for all you do!

Laugh, Love, & Craft


  1. You just SAVED me!! I had no clue what to do for teacher gifts this year. THANK YOU!!

  2. This is so adorable! I actually just painted a lamp in ivy leaf green... isn't it a great color??

    I'd love it if you'd link up with me at Off the Hook!

    1. It is such a fun color! I need to find something else to use it with! Thanks for the invite, I'll join up!

  3. How adorable! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  4. Way cute! Teachers are the best :)

  5. Love how this turned out! Love the bright colors thanks for sharing! I'm a new follower from a blog hop! I would love if you followed me at http://iheartpears.blogspot.com.

  6. What a wonderful gift! I would love it if you would share at my Teacher Gift Idea link party at http://craftymomsshare.blogspot.com/2012/05/teacher-gifts-last-day-of-school.html. Thank you!!

  7. Very sweet sentiment. Thanks for linking up to Beyond the Picket Fence.

  8. This made my heart smile!! Perfect for my LO's Gift to her Kindergarten Teacher!!


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