Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Start of school teacher gifts

This week was supposed to be full of fun for us.  It is turning out a little differently because I happened to take a nasty fall Sunday, breaking my leg.  My ortho appointment went very well and I do not need surgery at this time (yay!)  The week was going to have a huge damper on it as this is the first week of school for the girls and my husband had already taken the whole week off to spend a few days with us before school gets fully into swing (school for them has a staggered start so they go today but not again until next Monday).  We were saved when I was able to borrow a wheel chair from a friend and, with my husbands help, still made it to the Princess's school registration to meet her teachers.  I also wanted to go so I could pass along a small gift I had made for them.



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?

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24 comments:

  1. These are too cute! I'm currently in 'brainstorming' mode, trying to think of something new... these pails are a great idea!

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    1. I really had no idea what I would use the buckets for when I bought them. I wish Ihad bought more now. Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Cute idea! I'm sure the teachers will appreciate them.

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  3. I love these buckets! The Sharpies inside are a great idea!
    Jenny

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    1. Thanks Jenny! I thought the Sharpies would be helpful.

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  4. awesome idea, so cute!

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  5. So cute! I teach Kindergarten and I would definitely appreciate the cute pail and extra Sharpies!

    Chrissy
    @ Everyday with the Jays

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    1. Thanks! Good luck at school this year. I hope you stop by Snickety Things again.

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  6. This is a great idea! I'll have to share this!

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  7. Really cute. Great work on these.

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  8. these are so cute! I am sure they will love them!

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  9. Great idea! I'm not giving teacher gifts to start the year...but I'm a teacher! One of these little pails would put a smile on my face. Things I know most teachers need (in case you don't have sharpies at home): pencils and pens (students go through them like crazy), white board markers (so expensive!), post-it notes, and coffee gift certificates :).

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    1. Thanks! I know the teachers have to buy a lot of what they use themselves. I always try to help.

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  10. So sorry to hear about your leg. I am even more impressed that you still managed to come up w/ cute teacher gifts.

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    1. Thanks Tara. I wish I could say I did these after I was hurt, but I did them just before. I just didn't post them until after I had given them to the teachers so it wouldn't ruin the surprise.

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  11. Teachers can never have too many sharpies! I have the worst time trying to get names on curved surfaces too!

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    1. I thought teachers could use Sharpies. I am always using them so I thought they would too.

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