Monday, September 6, 2010

Last-minute teacher gifts

What a great summer we've had! Lots of sunshine, but not too hot and lots of good fun with my 3 boys. I had thought I'd have some time to craft while the little one napped, but that plan flew out the window and I spent most nap times cleaning in-between homework and acting the referee.
We also received our class assignments a bit late this year, so I made a non-gender specific gift of pencils in a homemade paper box.

It was looking fairly plain and I thought I'd have to scrap (ha-ha) the entire project, but then I remembered I had this cute owl punch from Stampin' up to use, and it turned out stinkin' cute, IMHO. I replaced the paper eyes with googlie eyes. the tag reads: "Hope your first day is a Hoot!"

I can't wait for tomorrow...first day for my 4th grader, 1st grader and preschooler. And I get 2.5 hours of alone time. What ever am I going to do with myself??


  1. Very cute!
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  5. Hi there,

    New follower from New Friend Fridays. I am a teacher and I appreciate the cute gifts that my kids give me at the beginning of the year. I received a teddy bear once that said, "If you give me an A from now, I promise to be good." LOL

    Great blog you have here. Hope you'll come by for a visit.

    The Things We Find Inside

  6. These pencil boxes are so cute! I think your teachers are very lucky. Love the blog. I'm hoping to write in mine one day, but I get to busy reading others. Thanks for the creativity boosts. Tomorrow I need to harvest potatoes.