Saturday, February 13, 2010

teacher valentines

I love scrabble letters...I love words....I found this project here and thought it would be a perfect little something for our teachers....Both of them LOVED it! And, I loved it so much I made one for me, too! Now I need to order more scrabble letters.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

scrapbook paper clothespins

I was originally going to make covered clothespins with ribbon, but decided that scrapbook paper would be that much more fun!

Step One: Get papers that you like and clothespins (found clothespins at Walmart)....
Step Two: Cut paper into strips 3/8" wide...Step Three: Mod Podge the clothespin with a sponge brush and put on a paper; let mod podge dry...Step Four: With an emory board or sandpaper, rough up the edges and distress with an ink pad....

Step 5: Mod Podge over the top again, letting it dry 15-20 minutes between can put up to 5 layers on...You're done! What a fun, inexpensive craft! Enjoy!

Jar of Joy

I originally saw a post similar to this for a Valentine gift for a teacher, but thought that this would be the perfect "ray of sunshine" for Mrs. Atkinson's birthday!

I had each of the kids in the class write a memory or something that makes their teacher special...each submitted 3 papers for the jar....
I added the instructions on the was a perfect class gift!