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first day of school gifts. we heart teachers.

Brace yourself. It’s the first day of school. Yikes! It’s probably the teacher side of me, but I love to acknowledge teachers on their first day of school. It doesn’t need to be anything huge, just a little something to let them know I’ve got their back.

Well, here’s an idea for you. Simple. Sweet. Perfect.  Oh, and did I mention it won’t break the bank? A few dollars and cute little gift for a teacher you know, or will get to know.

The task is simple and will take you a little less than five minutes to get er’ done, or a little bit more if you decide to tackle a painting project in the process. You can thank me later.

{you will need}
scissors
hole punch
thick paper
mix it up printable template
spoons or a whisk
tea towel
twine or ribbon

{your task}

step 1. print the ‘mix it up’ template by clicking {here}.

step 2. cut the gift tags out of the attached template.

step 3. have your kiddo write their name, or not. up to you.

step 4. hole punch the top.

step 5. wrap some twine around a tea towel and a spoon. look at it and smile.

step 6. {optional} I bought some cheap mixing spoons and painted the bottoms myself to match the tags. Totally not necessary, but a simple way to personalize the spoons to the matching tea towel.

teach tag directions

The template is {free} and just for YOU. It’s as easy as copy, print, cut. And, pretty gosh darn cute.  What color will you pick?
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Give a little extra love to those teachers and help them start the year off with a smile.

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did you miss other school related posts?
Take a lookey loo at what you may have missed before…

{first day photo shoot.}
grayson goofy

{printable hope you likey tags.}

{diy notepad.}

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end of the year gifts. um, you da’ balm.

End of the year is coming. I repeat, the end of the year is coming. Now it is time to ask yourself, “What on earth am I going to get the teachers, bus drivers, assistants, office staff, friends, and everyone else in between?”

Well, here’s an idea for you. Simple. Sweet. Perfect.  Oh, and did I mention it won’t break the bank? A few dollars and cute little gift for someone you know.

The task is simple and will take you a little less than five minutes to get er’ done. You can thank me later.

{you will need}
scissors
hole punch
thick paper
you da’ balm printable template

{your task}

step 1. print the you da’ balm template by clicking {here}.

step 2. cut the gift tags out of the attached template.

step 3. have your kiddo write their name, or not. up to you.

step 4. hole punch the top.

step 5. add a colorful eos lip balm. tie. give.

Give a little extra love to those people in your lift and let them know they da‘ balm.

try. enjoy. share.

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did you miss other valentine’s day posts?
Take a lookey loo at what you may have missed before…

{printable hope you likey tags.}

{diy notepad.}

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auction project. teepee time.

Don’t worry. I didn’t fall off the face of the earth. I know you were worried. Nope. It’s just that projects overtook my life and finding the time to blog didn’t happen. But I’m back, for now.

Most of you know, I’m a project girl. To my hub’s dismay I am usually either knee-deep in one project or have multiple projects going on at one time. This time, it was the latter. Too many projects and one little lady that seriously loves to “help”. A little trickier than when I got my sta-uff done during her naps. Oh well.

First project. Teepee. Tag it. Remind yourself for next year. You won’t regret it. Promise. The cutest darn teepee you will ever find. Don’t you think?

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This little beauty was for G’s 1st grade auction project. I’m not going to lie, it had a huge learning curve, but I promise that it was worth it. It was in our front room for a few weeks and we were in it every night reading books and practicing our spelling. The kiddos loved it so much that I promised I would make one for them. Another thing to add to the list.

If you ever come across a need for an auction project and you can sew {even if just a little} I think you should tackle this one. I used this tutorial as a reference, but changed a few things along the way. Also, they are assuming you use a 45″ width for the top fabric. Remember that. I didn’t and mine was 54″. Had to do lots of recutting. Oops!

I am hoping it will be a real money maker. And, it is just too, too cute.

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Want to get the kids involved?

First, I went into the classroom and had them make tassels {they loved} for the garland out of colorful yarn. I also drilled small holes in birch circles which they wrote their name and favorite book on. The hope is that whatever lucky winner has some reading adventures while sitting in their new teepee.

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At the end, I brought in the teepee and had them stitch Xs on the bottom using the same cream yarn and upholstery needles. Canvas is pretty easy to poke a hope through, so my other half helped me to measure and mark where each kid was to sew. The kids seriously loved the “sewing” part and it add the perfect final touch.

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Crossing my fingers its a money maker. If not, at least someone has a cute place to play, read or just be. Are you thinking it might be a winner for your next auction project too?

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{diy outdoor clock.}

{diy outdoor curtains.}

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valentine teacher treats. simple and sweet.

Teachers are sweet too and love a valentine just as much as a little one. A little something that lets them know how much you appreciate them. And, what better way than a {free} printable tag to get the job done. Yes, you know I love my printable tags. Every holiday, right?

For my teacher tags? Well, I am wrapping up a little extra love {ok, really a Starbucks gift card} for the teachers at our school and found the most adorable bags along the way. While browsing for my valentine gliders {looking for a free valentine printable? visit here} I found heart drawstring bags at Oriental Trading. Intrigued? You can find these little treasure here. Truly, so adorable and they only cost $1 per bag. Seriously? A no brainer.

The task is simple and will take you a little less than five minutes to get er’ done. You can thank me later.

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{you will need}
scissors
hole punch
thick paper
yo, teach printable template
{optional}
heart drawstring bags found at oriental trading

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{your task}

step 1. print the yo, teach valentine template by clicking {here}.

step 2. cut the gift tags out of the attached template.

step 3. have your kiddo write their name on the dotted line.

step 4. hole punch the top.

step 5. add a treat. tie. give.

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Give a little extra love to those teachers too and let them know just how much you {heart} them. Oh, how I love thee teachers.

try. enjoy. share.

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diy notepads. so easy. teachers will smile.

Truth? I love notepads. I have them all over the house. I love to make checklists. I love to keep track of my day. I seriously just love notepads.

And, who doesn’t love a notepad more than a teacher? My thoughts exactly. So, I was on a mission to find an easy way to make  a notepad for the kiddos’ teachers as a {happy first day of school} package. So simple. So easy. So ridiculously cute. My other half thinks it’s brown-nosing, but I disagree.

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{you will need}
notepad template
cardboard, chipboard
clamps
pad/book compound glue
{find the compound HERE}
small paint or foam brush

Notepad Materials

{your task}

step 1. print the template.
So many choices… Which one will you choose?

step 2. cut the template into four even sections. cut the cardboard to match… an old box worked perfectly for me.

Step 1 Paper

step 3. use your clamps to hold down the sides. apply the glue with your paintbrush.
{tips}
apply at least two coats of glue for an even consistency.
place a clamp in the middle as well to keep from puckering in the middle
if you are wanting to make these right away… rumor has it that caulking from the hardware store will work too!

Step 2 Glue

step 4. dry. wrap. done.
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What teacher wouldn’t be smitten with something as adorable as these? You can even find some matching pens or pencils to complete the {happy first day of school package}. I found mine at Target in the $1 bins. Wrap your new notepads up and add the attached tag for some a little something extra. {find Happy 1st Day Tags here}

Easy. Simple. An adorable way to share a note or two.

try. enjoy. share.

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