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!