Sunday, August 31, 2014

Craft: DIY Teachers' Day presents

Hi friends of Hazelnutt House (",) 


Teachers' Day is approaching.  Kiddo and I are busy preparing little gifts for her teachers.

I've collated last year's as well as this year's gift ideas in this entry. 



Here are some ideas: 

1) Magnets - teachers use magnets all the time, right?  

I drew the outline of these cupcakes and flowers and got Kiddo to fill them in.  After which, we laminated them and cut them out together. 


Affix these adhesive magnets onto the back and you've got yourself some DIY decorative magnets! 



2) Clips 

Other than magnets, teachers probably use clips very often.  Using the same cupcakes and floral laminated cutouts, affix a clothes peg behind and you've made yourself some clips (",) 









3) Hair accessories 

Kiddo's dance teachers have long hair, so using the Big Shot die cut machine and the Tim Holtz Tattered Flowers die we made them some hair ties. 


Here's Kiddo cranking up the machine...


and peeling out the felt cutouts.


We layered the felt pieces together and made them into layered floral pieces.



I used hot glue and adhered an elastic band at the back of the flowers.  You can adhere a magnet and turn this felt flower into a magnet as well (",)







4) Cards... good O' cards

We made some simple cards with cutout clothes.  When her teachers open these cards, they'll get a poppin' surprise!



Check out the pop up flowers hidden inside the cards (",) 



For the simple instructions to making this pop up card, check out this video (",)



Hope you've enjoyed the gift ideas for Teachers' Day (",)

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