Monday, May 21, 2012

end of the year

it's that time of year again.  time to tell all the school related people how much we appreciate how they've invested into our children.  i am always in search of ideas that express thanks without spending too much and thought you may like to see what i found this year...

noah's kindergarten teacher is getting a vase/pen holder made from a washed out can and a few packs of pencils.  i just hot glued the pencils all the way around (it took about 34) and tied a ribbon.  it would be super cute with colored pencils too.

i've  made these clipboards in the past and they're always a hit.  this one was for the school secretary, but i made personalized ones for the choir director (music notes paper), PE teacher (variety of sports themed paper), and headmaster (masculine brown paper with crosses) as well.

Ari's teacher this year was a man.  they can be a little more challenging to buy/make things for.  i found these "manly" key fobs on etsy that you can have any quote or scripture or message printed on it.  when a newsletter came home with Mr. B's favorite verse on it, i knew i had to place my order. 


and finally when i saw this idea on pinterest it just called out to me.  the Krazy straw cup with Kool-aid and the free "Krazy Kool" summer printable...i couldn't resist.  Ari's classmates will all get one of these tomorrow on their last day of school.


Christa Forsythe said...

I love the pencil vase... so cute! I love that you post these pictures -- when my kids are in school... I'm so remembering all your ideas!

Geary said...

These are great! I especially like the manly key fob.

Betsy said...

YOU rock!!! Love you, my crafty friend