Today is the last day of Teacher Appreciation Week! I am sorry to see it go because I have loved seeing all the creative projects the bloggers participating in Crafty Lightning have come up with. A big thanks again to Carolina of 30 Minute Crafts and Angie from The Country Chic Cottage for organizing this series.
You know I couldn’t get through this week without some kind of punny present. Teachers are constantly taking their work home with them at night and, unless they are fortunate enough to have a work laptop, that means they need stores of memory sticks to cart that info home with them. You can add a personal touch to the gift of a memory card by turning it into a personalized key chain and adding a cute card.
I used another of my dyed wood tags for this project, find out more about them here. I chose a memory stick that has both a retractable USB port and a place to hook a lanyard hook. I used a white paint pen to add the teacher’s name to the tag, and put the memory stick and the tag onto a jump ring. As a sentimental touch, you can add a photo of the class or of your child and his teacher to memory stick before giving it!
I also made up some simple graphics that you can print out and use as a card to accompany the gift. I backed my printable with cardstock, but that is totally optional.
You can download the graphics for free here. I only ask that you do not use the graphics for commercial purposes.
I hope you have enjoyed this week of quick teacher gifts as much as I have! If you missed the previous days of projects find them here: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, and Day 4. Here are the other fun projects posted yesterday.
Fireflies and Jellybeans pulled together a thoughtful beverage and coaster set for her teacher gift project.
The tutorial for this beautiful cookie jar gift can be found on Frog Prince Paperie.
Learn how to make a pretty tea-themed gift on Scrappy Chick Designs.
My Very Educated Mother made these oh-so-practical money flowers and she will show you how.
Former teacher Amy from One Artsy Mama knows school supplies are always a welcome gift!
Tried & True is sharing the how-to for this “corny” popcorn gift.
Play. Party. Pin. made these adorable “Berry Best Teacher” gift baskets.
Isn’t this jar decorated with a clay likeness of the teacher amazing? See the tutorial on Laura’s INKlings.
This super cute cake slice gift box idea can be found on The Country Chic Cottage.
Let's be buds.
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