A few weeks ago I found these great little red pails at Target in the dollar section. I grabbed four of them not knowing what I was going to do, but knowing it would be school related.
When I made the paw print for the dog treat jar I made a few extra for the cans.
I know they are hard to see on paper, so here they are on the cans.
I still didn't know what I would end up doing with them, but now I had pails in school colors that were a bit representative of the school mascot, a panther. It wasn't until I started getting calls from the teachers to introduce themselves that I knew what I would do. I decided to put their names on the pails. Boo only has one teacher, but the Princess has two, so I used three of the cans.
It took me a while to figure out how to get the names straight. When you put a straight name on a curved, slanted object it looks like a smile. Finally I figure out how to curve the names like a frown in the software (I don't have a screenshot of that, sorry) and they looked great when applied. I will say that I used a fair amount of vinyl trying to figure it out.
Although they looked okay how they were, I decided that I could add a little more and threw in some Sharpies for each teacher (what teacher couldn't use extra Sharpies?).
I liked all three of the teachers. I am looking forward to volunteering (as soon as I can walk) with them in the classrooms.
Are you giving teacher gifts for the start of school?