Monday, May 23, 2011

End of year teacher gifts

I see most friend's are gearing up for the summer and end of year teacher gifts.  We still have 3 more weeks!  I can't wait for summer!   Apparently neither can my two year old Mr T. Last week when I went in to get him in the morning he had on his beach hat and with swim trunks in hand tells me, "mommy I go to pool".  Only another week before it opens.  Yippee!!  Oops I'm showing my ADD, back to your regularly scheduled blog post.

My last search for a Christmas gift brought me to a post from Creative holiday gift ideas.  She has a lot of great ideas for teacher gifts.  I decided to create the framed crayon art.  It was a simple and relatively inexpensive gift that looks fantastic.

I purchased a shadow box frame from Michael's, these are normally on sale for 40% off so I could use my coupon for something else I wanted needed.   She recommended 8x10 but I thought that might be a bit too big so I used a 5x7 frame.  I already had a new box of crayons from when I stocked up during those back to school sales.

I used the century gothic font she suggested to make the "V" as a base to cover up.  I used bradley hand for "Mrs. Vickers".

Print on nice cardstock.  I layed out the colors before cutting to arrange them just so.  Random designs and I just don't work well, I tend to over think it too much.  I enlisted the help of my hubby and put him to work with one of our kitchen knives.  Use your trusty hot glue gun to attach.

That's it, pretty quick and simple but with a lot of punch with all those beautiful crayon colors!  Looking back I wish now that I'd bought the black frame instead of white.  I think it would have popped more.  There's always next year!

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