Hello everyone! It’s Andrea here and today I want to share with you a fun idea for a DIY teacher gift using the Cute Girl and Cool Kid collections from Crate Paper! It is “back to school” time and that means it’s time for teacher gifts! Teachers are so important... they do the hardest jobs, but they are so sadly undervalued a lot of the time. I think teacher gifts are a great way to let them know our appreciation for their work and for how big an impact they make on so many lives!
I love teachers and even though I don't have any kids, I thought that it would be cool to make a little gift for my mother-in-law who is an elementary school teacher! Her name is Mrs. Bethke (like me) and I thought she might like a cute “Mrs Bethke's Classroom” sign to put on her desk.
I used a combination of the new Cool Kid and Cute Girl collections to create a DIY sign that I felt would nicely reflect the feel of her classroom – which is a public school computer class that has little boys and girls in it.
I used a wood piece as my base and then covered it with some of the pretty black and white patterned papers that come in Cool Kid and Cute Girl. Then, I cut the word, “classroom”, using my diecut machine and some pretty blue paper from Cool Kid. To spell out,“Mrs Bethke's”, I used the awesome wood thickers from that same collection.
I added the paper airplane chipboard stickers because I think those just scream “classroom”. Also, I used the rubber-shaped robot from the Cool Kid collection because I thought it gave the sign a nice “tech” feel. I felt that it was appropriate for a kid's computer class.
I finished the sign up with a few puffy stickers and regular stickers from both collections such as hearts, stars and arrows...just to add a little more interest and depth. I really hope that my mother-in-law enjoys her new classroom sign and that I have inspired you to make a fun, quick and easy DIY sign like this for the teachers who make an important impact on you and your children's lives!
Cute Girl Giggle Paper (680497), Cute Girl Cheery Paper (680499), Cute Girl Puffy Stickers (680507). Cute Girl Stickers (680510), Cute Girl Mixed Embellishment Pack (680512), Cool Kid Boys Club Paper (CK12-80468), Cool Kid Fun Times Paper (CK12-80471), Cool Kid Brother Paper (CK12-80470), Cool Kid Wood Thickers (680480), Cool Kid Puffy Stickers (680481), Cool Kid Rubber Shapes (680485), Cool Kid Chipboard Stickers (680482)