Gifts for your favorite Teacher
How do you say “thank you” to someone who gives so much, every day, to our children? When it come to acknowledging our teachers, many of us struggle with a meaningful and useful gift.
When I saw the theme Kylie Bertucci picked for her August International Blog Highlights I went to my good old stand by Pinterest for inspiration. After a disappointing 30 minutes of seeing the same things, the lightbulb finally went on. “Ask your teacher friends what they really want Corinne!”
So I did.
Besides the serious-yet-joking answer of “more money”, it was pretty clear that supplies were the top request – colored pens and dry erase markers specifically. I had seen some clever “supply cakes” on pinterest, but we are paper crafters here and I wanted more for this project than tape and a few wraps of ribbon.
This is what I came up with:
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Let’s get crafty…
You will need the following pieces of cardstock:
- One 6 x 8 inch in emerald envy
- One 6 x 8 1/2 inch in emerald envy
- One 2 1/2 x 7 1/2 inch in emerald envy
- One 1 1/8 x 2 3/4 inch in basic black
- One 3 3/4 x 5 1/2 inch in basic black
Score the 6 x 8 1/2 emerald envy at 4″
Score the 6 x 8 emerald envy at 1″ and 7″
Tape edges as shown
Assemble the stand so the flaps are on the inside.
Score the 2 1/2 x 7 1/2 emerald envy at 3 1/2″ and 4″ horizontally and at 1/2″ and 2″ vertically
Snip tabs and add Tear & Tape as shown
If you want a notched marker pocket like my finished product, make sure you use you 1″ circle punch BEFORE assembling the box. As you can see, I rushed ahead making the tutorial and had to undo the box so I could punch it.
Here is the marker box assembled (again). I made a fresh one for the final project. I used mini glue dot to hold the tiny flaps inside first, then stuck to longer flaps together.
The rest is up to you!
I finished decorating my holder with images from the new Bike Ride bundle, Daffodil Delight Double Stitched ribbon, a sentiment from an old Paper Pumpkin kit and the Labeler Alphabet in Craft white ink to mimick the look of chalk. My sticky note pad is 3 x 3 and came from the Dollar Tree