May 5, 2010

Teacher Appreciation Gifts

Special Thanks to Teachers!

Teachers Touch Tomorrow!
We've been making Teacher Appreciation Gifts.  We  love the LABELS and the Teacher Inspiration and ideas from the wonderful blog Eighteen25.  You can download the labels for your special teacher.
We made Teacher Appreciation Goody Box's for our teachers. (I think they make a fun gift for everyone, especially when they are personalized!)

Take a clear plastic divider craft box
Fill with chocolates, candy, office supplies, erasers etc.
Be sure to include M&M's, Lifesavers, Hugs and Kisses!

Include the M&M Teacher poem that can be added to your cute box on the inside! (Thank you Sandy, you're my M&M!)
My Magnificent and Marvelous Teacher

Green is for the inspiration you give me each day.
Blue is for your patience in showing me the way.
Orange is for your warmth and caring style.
Yellow is for the way you always make me smile.
Red is for my life that you have touched this year.
You're a very special teacher just like this box, that's clear.
You place knowledge in our children's hands

and melt into their hearts and lives forever.
You're a "Magnificent" & "Marvelous" teacher
Thank you for being my M&M.

Be sure to hide your box's so they make it to school!

Fun for kids! The smiles on my kids faces made this project worth while. More importantly, I hope our teachers have big smiles and know how much we appreciate their dedication and hard work.

We embellished each organizer box with school themed scrapbook paper, tied pencils on top with a large tulle bow. The ideas are endless! (We found our plastic box's at walmart in the craft isle next to the jewelry beads). We embellished the box's with school themed scrapbook paper. My kids are also going to make cards. Cheers to Teachers! We appreciate you!


Cindy said...

This a cute idea..whether for a teacher or a neighbor. Thanks.

Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

Tracy said...

This is sooo cute!! LOVE it!! Almost makes me wish I had kids in school again...almost!! ;-)

Garden of Egan said...

Very cute!!!!!

Megan said...

Hey- great minds think alike!
Aren't those downloads sooooo cute?
And your boxes came out really great too!

Suzanne said...

This is a fabulous idea. Any teacher would LOVE this!

carson6 said...

These boxes are so... cute! They look professionally done. They would totally work for almost any occasion.

Rebecca said...

This is an awesome idea! I love the way it looks. Really fun to personalize all the little boxes.

Sandy said...

Oh wow, how cute Brenda. I also like this idea, M&M teacher appreciation and note...

Thought you might like it too!!

Brenda said...

Cheers to Sandy! I love the poem! It is perfect! I was looking for a cute poem or something to go along with the candy theme!

Thank you! Thanks for sharing!

Connie said...

Absolutely darling ideas! We had teacher appreciation week last week and we felt so spoiled!

Thanks for sharing!

FarFam said...

I loved this idea too! I will have to remember if for when my kids actually start school!

Sandy said...

Aw Brenda you are so sweet. I thought you could even do it for Primary/Sunday School/RS or Visiting Teachers. Just maybe change up the words a little.

Brenda said...

Hi Sandy-my M&M!

I was thinking the same thing today! We think alike! We are going Visiting Teaching today!
Thanks again!

Erin said...

Excellent ideas! Thanks!!!

Mrs. Stephens said...

Such a creative idea. I hope you don't mind me sharing the link on my blog.

Nicki @ Nicki's Random Musings.

Jennifer$ said...

So I went and got all the supplies, paint the top of the box with two coats of chalkboard paint, let dry for 48 hours, only for it to peel off whe I tried to condition it. I retread the bottle and it said it was good for most porous surfaces, apparently plastic is not one of them. Can you please tell me what brand of paint you used because I have no idea what to do with it all.
So didn't nail it.

Brenda said...

Hi Jennifer,

The plastic box is embellished with scrapbook paper. You will find School Themed Chalkboard paper at JoAnns or Michaels. There is no chalkboard paint used on this project. Sorry if the picture misled you. Try it again! I'm happy to answer any questions you may have. :)

Gwen said...

So cute and clever!

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