Gift Idea: Thanks for Being TEA-rrific – Free Printable

Do you have someone “tea-rrific” you want to thank? Here’s a fun and cute gift idea for a teacher, volunteer, friend or anyone special in your life. Last year, I received a similar thank you gift for being a parent volunteer in my kids’ classroom. I loved the gift so much I wanted to create my own printable tags to share with you.

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All you have to do is print our “TEA-rrific” tags and attach it to a reusable cold cup or mug.

We have different versions of the printables – such as “Thanks for being a TEA-RRIFIC Teacher” as well as a general “You are TEA-RRIFIC” tag.

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You can fill the inside of the cup with tea bags, ice tea mixes, candy and a gift card. What items would put in your gift cup?

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You can use a Reusable Cold Tumbler, Reusable Double Wall Cold Cup or a Reusable To-Go Mug.

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Download our “TEA-RRIFIC” printables. The links for the different options are listed below:

Have fun putting together and giving your gift with these “TEA-RRIFIC” printable tags.

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DIY: Pencil Flowers – Cute Teacher Gift Idea

It’s almost the end of the school year. This means it’s time to think about teacher gifts. Today, I’m sharing our cute pencil flower arrangement – not to be confused with our Colored Pencil Vase.

These pencil flowers are pretty and practical.

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I decided to create flowers with pencils the students could use in a classroom. If the teacher wants to use the pencils, she can just pull the flower tops off. Or she could keep the flowers on and leave as decoration. It’s that flexible.

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Want to know how to make Pencil Flowers? Here’s our tutorial:

The materials I used to make Pencil Flowers are pencils, patterned scrapbook paper, card stock paper, flower punch, glue, ribbon, scissors and a hole punch.

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I first cut flowers using a flower punch. I made 6 pink flowers and 6 purple flowers. Each flower has a solid color for the back and a pretty floral pattern in front. The flowers are similar to ones I made for a banner.

In total, I punched 24 flowers. 12 solid colors (6 pink, 6 purple) and 12 floral patterns (6 pink, 6 purple).

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I glued each patterned flower on top of a solid colored flower.

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I made a hole in middle of each flower using a hole punch.

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Please Note: One punch from the hole punch I used was not big enough to fit through a pencil eraser. I had to do two holes close to each other. This made a slightly bigger hole. You may be able to see the difference in the picture below.

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I then carefully inserted the flower through the pencil eraser.

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Optional: I also tied a small green ribbon around each pencil. This is the “leaves” of the flower pencil stem.

I placed the Pencil Flowers in a glass jar. It’s a glass jar I repurposed. All I did was wrap a piece of burlap around the jar. I used Mod Podge to adhere the burlap to the jar.

We also plan to give a gift card with these Pencil Flowers.

You don’t have to do exactly what I did to make these pencil flowers. You can simply cut out flowers instead of using a flower punch. You can use one paper flower instead of layering two together. Our pencil flowers are just an example of what you can do, a guide…inspiration. Feel free to make it your own. We’re all creative in our own way.

Have you made any Teacher’s Gifts recently?

Happy Crafting!

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DIY: Monogram Burlap Decor

I recently made my first monogram craft project. I call it a Monogram Burlap Decoration. If you can paint, cut and glue, then you, too, can make this project. It is a simple DIY decoration that also happens to be beautiful. Simple and beautiful – that’s the kind of projects we love to share here at Happy Clippings.

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I think this monogram decoration is a great display for spring or summer. It’s bright yellow color makes me think of a marvelous sunny day. The burlap gives it texture. The flower embellishment adds another pretty layer to the overall design.

Want to make this Monogram Burlap Decoration? Read on for the tutorial.

The material I used to make this Monogram Burlap Décor are a basswood 8×8 canvas, yellow paint, white paint, foam brush, W letter, burlap, glue and small flower.

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The burlap is a garland wrap from Michaels found in the floral section.

The paint is Martha Stewart Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Craft Paint. The color is Yellow Jacket. First, I painted the wood canvas yellow. I did two coats. I also painted the letter W white. (The photo above shows it white because I painted it already.)

I cut a square piece of burlap and attached it onto the wood. I used Mod Podge to attach it.

You may notice the burlap is not cut exactly square but I like it this way, The imperfection gives it charm.

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I glued the W onto the burlap using a hot glue gun. I also glued on a tiny bouquet of yellow flowers onto the W monogram.

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And that’s it. An easy personalized DIY project is complete. You can make one for yourself or make one for someone to give as a gift.

Have you made any monogram projects?

Happy Crafting!

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Find other Spring ideas HERE and Summer ideas HERE.

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DIY Colored Pencil Vase (Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas)

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Teacher Appreciation Week starts this Monday. (May 2–6, 2011) So, my oldest daughter and I decided to make something fun for her teacher. We made a Colored Pencil Vase. It’s so cheery and colorful. I especially love the simplicity of it.

All you need is a container such as a can, colored pencils, a rubber band, a ribbon, a ruler and a black marker or sharpie. And don’t forget the water and flowers.

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Here’s my Colored Pencil Vase Tutorial:

I first wrapped a few colored pencils around a (soup) can and secured with a rubber band. I then continued to insert more pencils all around the can. Note: You could probably use any container (such as a glass jar)  that can hold flowers as long as you can easily wrap a rubber band and pencils around it.

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I then cut some ribbon. I wanted it to look like a ruler or measuring tape. So, I marked it with lines (using a ruler as a guide) and my daughter wrote the numbers on it. Doesn’t it look cool? I love how the measuring tape isn’t perfect…it looks homemade. Plus, my daughter loved helping out with it.

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I wrapped the ribbon and tied over the rubber band. Lastly, I put water and flowers in the can. That’s it!

My daughter’s teacher can enjoy the flowers and then later can use the colored pencils.

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Here are a few other fun teacher gift ideas:

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Teacher Appreciation Notepad over at How Does She. Make your own notepad and have your kids personalize with their own drawings on the sides.

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on  A Place Called Joy. Wrap up a container of Altoids Mints with a note stating “You Were “Mint” to Teach.

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Printable Thanks “a latte: Gift Card Holder over at Skip to My Lou. If you know me, then you know why this gift idea got my attention! I love coffee! I could use a Vanilla Latte right now. Hot or iced…it doesn’t matter. Anyways, a teacher who loves coffee might appreciate a gift card attached to this cute printable.

Do you have any Teacher Gift ideas?! Please share in the comments.

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