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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Teacher's Lunch Box

Hi ya friends,
Today I'm sharing the end of the year gift I made for Jordan's teacher.
Here it is:
It's the lunch box, book, and apples.
So let's give ya the deets to each one.

The Lunchbox:
I created this lunch box using Lauren's template "Let's Do Lunch". I bought it a while back, but hadn't made anything with it. I did a ribbon treatment to the front & adhered an apple button to it.

Next up are the apple cards.
I cut these out on my Cricut & adhered the gift cards with removable glue dots. I stamped the sentiments & added a simple bow---> eeeeeeeasy!

Here is the book:
I created this to look like a book. And inside, the gift card is tucked in.
The Deets:
Box:
Start with a sheet of paper 7 1/4" x 5 1/4"
Score the long side at: 3/4", 3 1/4", 4", 6 1/2" 
Score 3/4" on all 4 sides (2 of the sides will have already been done)
Assemble your box.

Book Cover: 
Paper 6 3/8" x 4 3/8"
Score the long side at: 2 7/8" & 3 5/8" (this creates the spine)
Embellish as you'd like :)
 Here they are nicely tucked in.

So what do you get a teacher for the end of the year? It depends on the teacher! Typically for the end of the year, I like giving (and getting ;) gift cards. GCs are a good way to go. You should probably avoid things like mugs (you can only have so many mugs!), or knick knacks/decorations.
I know what I appreciate (even more than GCs) is when a parent writes me a letter to let me know that they appreciated my hard work. I keep those and look at them when I start to feel that I went into the wrong profession! they keep me hangin' on just a little longer :) I love when they bring me fresh flowers from their gardens. So you don't have to spend tons on a gift for teacher appreciation for a teacher to feel appreciated.

Thanks so much for peeking! To see more ideas, click on the TEACHER RESOURCES link in the sidebar :)
Gotta Go!

13 comments:

  1. Oh my word, what an absolutely wonderful gift idea. Looks amazing!

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  2. Awesome teacher's gift. I bet she loved all of it.

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  3. This if a fabulous project that a lot of heart went into making. The recipient is sure to love this one. Great job.

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  4. THIS IS LOVELY! LADYBUG1376@HOTMAIL.COM

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  5. So cool! I know I'd love something like that. You put a tremendous amount of effort into this project and it turned out amazing. Love all the details. Fabulous job! Thank you for sharing. :)

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  6. Wonderful, fabulous, fun teacher gift!

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  7. OMG ....you did an awesome job..I might scraplift this idea for my dd's kindergarten teacher for next year...TFS

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  8. Thanks for sharing this and the tips about what teachers appreciate. Helps a tonne!

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  9. how fabulous! I just love your projects!

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  10. Wow- thist is so awesome- I bet the teachers from the next year up are fighting over having your son in their class...LOL WOw- and the gift card too- your projects always WOW me! TFS

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  11. This is a fab teacher project. I always write a TY with the gift, but I think this year I'm going to really write a letter and be specific about how special my son's teacher is. Great idea Karli!

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  12. Good heavens can I teach your kids? LOL! What awesome projects and such a fun way to give gift cards, these are brilliant

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  13. Adorable!! Thank you for sharing the instructions- I just love the book and barnes & noble gc, to me, is the ultimate!!

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