I admire and commend each and every educator for their patience and determination as they greet their students each day with a smile and encouragement, telling them that they are the best they can be. All week the team at The Twinery have been sharing gift ideas for teachers and I have one more.
Today, I wanted to show how you can take a simple note card set and package it into something fabulous. I carry these note cards in my shop and have been packaging them in glassine bags with a cardstock belly band and wrapped with Stone baker's twine.
* find note cards here
After creating a personalized note card suite for Victoria's teacher, I decided that I should also show our appreciation to the Teaching Assistant as well. I'll pop Mrs. H's set into the tote bag I featured on the blog on Monday, which means I'll probably need to make another one for the Teaching Assistant...she's totally worth it!
Now, you've turned a simple glassine bag and some eco-luxe Stone Baker's Twine into a gift with a bit of wow.
You probably saw my embellished tote bag, but here it is again just in case you missed it. Okay, it's not specifically for Teachers, I agree, but I love cute tote bags and hope that Mrs. H. does as well.
Me and free are always friendly, so I repurposed this tote bag from blah to bee-ewe-tee-full. If you don't have a free one hanging around, I've also seen them at craft stores in a sturdy canvas and have used them in the past for these tote bags.
Here's how I did it:
- Gather blah tote bag.
- Find some felt, or fabric, and your favorite shades of baker's twine.
- Using a punched shape as your guide, trim a variety of free form circles in pleasing colors.
- Stack felt shapes and use a french knot, or two, or three to adhere stack together.
- Hot glue baker's twine embellished felt flowers to your tote bag.
- Do you see your tote bag quickly going from blah to beautiful?
- Punch holes in a shipping tag to form a letter and "sew" your letter with baker's twine.
- Hot glue ball trim to tote bag and embellish with more baker's twine.
What's your favorite Teacher gift idea?
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