Monday, December 15, 2008

Teacher Gifts

We have 5 teachers to give gifts to this year, so I had to do it on a budget. We came up with magnet boards.
I found white wooden frames at Walmart for $3.00 a piece and took the glass out. The I framed 8x10 pieces of sheet metal that the hubby cut for me. (You can get a pretty decent sized sheet at the Home Depot for around $6.00. It covered all of these and a previous 16x20 project.)
Made the magnets with stickers and scrapbook paper that I already had. I like to buy my "pebbles" at Target because they always have the larger size in stock and you can get a nice big bag for around $5.00. I buy my magnets in sets of 50 at Walmart where they are more affordable then even my local craft stores.
ABC's and 123's seemed appropriate! Too cliche? Oh well, cliche or not, everyone can use a magnet right?

17 comments:

Sally said...

What a perfect idea! I love it! The paper you used looks familiar, I think you got it from my mom? Anyway, it looks really cool!

Peterson said...

Great idea.Let me try this.


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Protege said...

Ah Holly, this is so lovely and so useful! Practical, yet beautiful. Where do you get all those smart ideas, I so wonder.;)

Wendy said...

Perfect. That really is so clever, and would make such a cute addition to a teacher's desk at school. LOVE THEM!

Rambling Girl said...

Great idea! I love these simple gifts so much better than the expensive things...and homemade also! Comes from the heart!

Darlene said...

What fabulous teacher gifts! You did a wonderful job on those and I bet the teachers LOVE them!!!

Carrie said...

what a great idea!

Glitter and Bliss said...

What a great idea!!! Sooooo cute!

Valarie Lea said...

Very Very cute!!! I love this!

The rlmmmmcaress family said...

What a great idea. I love it. Why didn't I think of that? LOL

Angie said...

I am a former teacher and I know I would have loved to get a cute gift like this! Great job!

Laurel MacD said...

Totally appropriate and I think every teacher is always needing a place to put the zillion of notes that come across their desk. I love it!

Sandy said...

Good job on your teacher's gifts! Lovely!

Ms. Tee said...

These are just darling - I love them! So cute :)

Leigh said...

GREAT idea!


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judicreations said...

Hi there
This looks like such a fun project and I really like the way you did it. I may have to remember that and give it a try for another occasion.

I've enjoyed looking at your blog..and will be back. Come by and visit me too...

Have a lovely holiday season.
Judi

Sarah Evans said...

What is the metal sheet called you buy from Home Depot?

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