Friday, December 10, 2010

Easy-Peasy & Affordable Teacher Gifts!

Every year I try to do something special for my kiddos teachers. In their school, they switch classes for EVERYTHING - even as young as Soph is in first grade. Which of course means that they've both got a bunch of teachers. Since I'm still waiting to win the lottery, I figured I'd do some quick and easy handmade gifts for each of them.

For this cute ornament, I altered a coaster from a neighborhood restaurant. If you're really nice to your server when you ask, you might even get a whole sleeve of these coasters for free!

I layered some Bo Bunny and Close To My Heart papers, and ran my CTMH cardstock through the Texture Boutique before scalloping. Everything was distressed & put together. I found fun, bright ribbons in my stash, added buttons and the hanger, then a sweet snowman stamp from The Angel Company, and painted him in with my pearly paint. The entire process took about 15 minutes. Not too shabby, right? I put these in a little gift bag with some homemade goodies for an extra special treat.

This project is also my featured project for the ribbon challenge at Frosted Designs. Visit us for more inspiration & to play along for a chance to win a fun prize by clicking HERE.


Sara Zenger said...

love it!

Lori Apgar said...

What a great idea Jessica.....I have a ton of coasters!!!

CraftyGirl said...

I never would have guessed that this was a coaster!! great idea!
Barb :)