Friday, May 25, 2012

Teacher gifts

I have a giveaway going on right now for free digital scrapbooking software here in celebration of my birthday.  It ends 5/30/12 so you still have a chance to win.

I didn't post this last week because I didn't want to ruin the surprise for my daughter's teachers.  Here are the little frames I painted and gave as the end of the year gift.

Here is a picture of what I started with.

I started with a couple of frames I got at Walmart.  I used some red and white paint I already had (our school colors).

In the end, this is what I ended up with.

I used a cotton swab to make the dots and a black paint pen to write the names.  You can see on the paper above where I wrote their names to make sure I spelled them right when I put them on the frames.  I put a picture of the entire class in it before giving it to the teachers.  The only thing I didn't do was look closely at the opening size.  It was 4.2 inches by 6.2 inches so my picture was a little small for it.

Mrs. Farris was my daughter's teacher for kindergarten and first grade.  She taught a looping class so the kids stayed together for both years.  Mrs. Myers was the student teacher for the last half of first grade.  She was really good with the kids and I hope she finds a position in our school district.  It would be a shame to lose her to somewhere else.

On the last day of school I snapped a picture of the Princess when she got in the car to mark the moment she became a second grader.  Mrs. Farris happened to walk her out that day so I got both of them.  Thanks for a great two years Mrs. Farris!

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  1. I love the frames and the picture! I guessing the teachers loved getting those as gifts! We still have 6 days!!
    Owl Things First

    1. Her teacher set it right up on her desk. Good luck for the next week!

  2. Great gift idea! Your frames turned out super cute...who doesn't love polka-dots? :-)

    1. Thanks! I think polk-a-dots are one of the easiest things to paint. Small ones like these at least. Thanks for stopping by!


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