5 DIY Back to School Teacher Gift Ideas! Show Them You Care

 

It is insane it is Back to School time already, but I thought it would be fun to share some teacher gift ideas, if you are wanting to have your child give a gift to their teacher at the start of the year. I know a lot of parents do this, and I wanted to share some fun creative ideas with you all! I hope you enjoy these cute ideas! These bloggers are so creative, and if you visit their craft make sure to comment and give them some love, they worked hard on these!

mason jar desk organizer Mason Jar Desk Organizer – Okay all, I saw this and new it had to be the first one to share. How adorable is this?! I mean really! With mason jars being so popular right now, it is a must have for me! You could do any color you want to fit what you think the teacher would like!

candy bouquet

$5 Candy Bouquet – This is a really fun one that won’t break the bank! You can create this and customize it with any style mug you want, which is neat! If you have multiple kids they could even help create their gift and it won’t cost very much!

First Day of School Teacher Crate

Teacher Crate – I love the fun idea of making it look like rulers on the front of the crate! Isn’t that a really fun creative touch! It think this is a very fun and practical gift any teacher would love.

DIY Pencil Vase– Yet again here is another really cute gift idea! I love the idea of using pencils, this is so fun. You could even pick flowers out of your garden if you have flowers to give the teacher.

Im Tickled Pink Lemonade Gift

I’m Tickled Pink Your My Teacher – This is so cute, if you have a Silhoutte Machine this is a great gift! I have a machine and it is pretty easy to use, and this is so creative!

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Give Old Picture Frames New Life – Money Saver!

Yard Sale Season- Buy Old Picture Frames for Cheap!!! 

 

Give Old Picture Frames New Life

With yard sale season upon us, I wanted to share one simple way to give old picture frames new life! You can find picture frames everywhere for sale for $0.10-$1! Budget shops, yard sales, and more. So instead of paying high dollar for new ones, why not save some money and do a little craft with some old ones! I am all about having fun things but not breaking the bank!

I was given these frames from my husbands grandma, like a year ago, they have just been sitting collecting dust as you can see! I thought finally I have a little free time why not, grab them and put on a fresh coat of paint! This is a really fast and easy project anyone can do, you don’t have to be a major crafter!

Spouncer

For this I bought some Spouncers, they are little foam brushes you use to paint with. You dab them on to whatever you are painting, so for this it gives it a little bit of a bubble look which I personally like. You are welcome to use a regular paintbrush as well!

Spouncer

This Spouncer Brush gives it a fun little bubbly texture. I did put around 2-3 coats of paint on each of these. I just used craft paint that I grabbed at Walmart! You can buy it pretty much wherever you want!

new life to old picture frame

Paint them any color you would like, do a design, the world is at your fingertips! I just did solid bold colors, and they will go in Clay’s room!!

 

 

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Affordable Easter Gift: Candy Filled Planters

I received the Palmer Easter Candy items as a promotional item. This is not a sponsored review. All opinions are 100% my own. 

Affordable Easter Gift

I can’t believe Easter is almost here! We are finally seeing some Spring weather, grass is turning green, buds on the trees, and it feels great! It will be a really great Easter this year I think! I have created this fun little Easter Planter that is really affordable to make. I grabbed these fun little tin planters for just $1 at the Dollar Store! Then I grabbed some Easter Grass and then candy of course! Feel free to adjust the size you want of container or what you put inside. Palmer’s sent me some of their Easter Candy so I thought it would be fun to create just using their sweet chocolates.

I am in love with that little ducky, it is SO cute! The little carrots I thought would go perfect with the rabbit!  Now these planters make for an affordable Easter gift!

Easter CraftWhat you need: 

Chocolates (little candy and then a bigger bunny or ducky)

Easter Grass

Little Pot or Container

How to Make: 

Easter Craft

1. Take your container and fill it full of Easter Grass.

Palmers Easter Candy2. Then I took the Baby Binks Bunny out of the wrapper and placed in the back of the container. I pushed him down a little so it wouldn’t fall out.

Easter Candy Container

3. Then just toss in some little wrapped chocolates. I used these fun little Palmers Carrots!

Easter Gift Idea

You can create as many of these as you want! They are quick to whip up and very affordable! Plus you can feel free to replace the big bunny or duck with a toy if you don’t want it to all be candy!

Palmer Easter CandyShop: 

You can create these little planter gifts for cheap! Palmer’s Easter Candy can be found at most mass retailers, and the candy is always affordable! They have fun items like the Fun n’ Games maze! You can play it and eat it when your done! Another really fun item is the Color Me Cottontail! It is a chocolate bunny and it comes with crayons, so they can color the box, it has some really cute Easter Inspired Pictures on it!

Looking for other Fun Crafts, Recipes and more?! Here is a great way to make Easter more Fun with these ideas!

Do you like to create fun gifts to give out at Easter Time?

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DIY Bunny Banner Perfect for Spring!

BUNNY BANNER Spring Bunny Banner

Spring is in the air here in Kansas! We have been having 70 degree weather, which is crazy! We should be in the 50’s right now, but hey I will take 70’s any day! So I thought it was a fun time to start doing some Spring DIY Crafts, for those who are wanting to get ready to decorate the home!

This is a really fun craft that is pretty easy to make. Feel free to improvise things, you don’t have to make it exactly like pictured! Here is a fun DIY Bunny Banner Tutorial Perfect for Spring!

Bunny Banner Supplies

Supplies: 
scissors
transparent tape
glue gun or glue dots
pen
template outline of bunny
paint brush
Chipboard Letters
that spell “spring”
twine
embellishments for the bunny tails (found in scrapbooking supplies)
Instructions: 
Spring1. Paint your chipboard letter that spell “spring” and set aside to dry. Use any color of paint you would prefer! This is Spring Mint.
Bunny2. Trace 7 Bunnies (approx 6 inches tall) on your choice of decorative paper and cut them out. Or if you have a Silhoutte Machine, you can easily cut them with that.
Bunny Tails3. Add embellishments as bunny tails. You can find neat stickers like these in the scrapbooking section at stores.
4. Once dry, attach the chipboard letters to the bunnies with glue gun or glue dots.
5. Lay out your bunnies and the letters with the spacing you prefer.
6. Measure out your twine so that there is extra on each side of the banner for hanging.
7. One by one, secure paper bunnies to the twine using tape or glue.
8. You are done, now just hang wherever you would like, or give as a gift!

DIY Bunny Banner Perfect for Spring

Bunny Banner for Spring
TIP: by using tape instead of glue to secure the pieces, you are able to adjust them after you hang the banner if needed.

 

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No-Sew Dog Rope Tutorial + Valentine Gift Basket #TreatThePups

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Valentine's Day Dog Gift BasketI can’t believe Valentine’s Day is almost here! I feel like we flew through January, and I blinked and it was gone! I thought I would get a little head start on a Valentine Gift Basket for our little doggy, Ruger! He is a part of our family, and I will be honest he truly gets spoiled with toys, treats, and lots and lots of attention!

I thought it would be fun to create this cute Valentine’s Day Doggy Basket, and I made a fun No-Sew Dog Rope for his play time! It is super easy to make, and you can use any fabric you want! I had some red and white fabric, and since I wanted it to be Valentine’s theme, I thought it was a perfect time to use it up!

Want to see how easy it is to make this No-Sew Dog Rope Tutorial?! Then keep reading! It only takes like 10 minutes to make, it is that quick! Plus you don’t need anything more than fabric, scissors, and your hands to tie and braid!

Dog Rope Tutorial

First off you want to cut up some fabric. Again you can use old t-shirts, or old fabric you have laying around, or go out and buy some. Anything will do! Now, Ruger is a really small dog, he weighs only 12 pounds and is full grown. So I knew going in I didn’t have to have to long of a rope. So I just grabbed my ruler, and cut up some strips of fabric. Because you braid and tie off the fabric, cut it a bit longer than what you are wanting. I used three strips of the white, and six strips of the red fabric.

Dog Rope Tutorial

Next you want to tie the end together on one end. Its a little awkward to get tied but again it doesn’t have to be perfect, just as long as it is knotted well, so it won’t come apart when your doggy is tugging on it!

Dog Rope Tutorial

Then you simply want to braid the rope, and tie the other end off once your braid is done! That is it, you are done, and ready for your little pooch to begin playing!! 

#TreatYourPup

Now I wanted to go and do a bit more for Valentine’s Day for our little Ruger! So I hit up our local Walmart and got some tasty dog treats that he loves!

#TreatYourPupsI got some Pup-Peroni in original beef and bacon flavors, and picked up some Milo’s Kitchen Steak Grillers! Those are his absolute favorite treats to munch on!

Big Heart Pet Treats

I tossed all the items into a basket, and wrapped this cute heart I made that says Free Kisses around his neck to make him pose for the camera!! Ruger, is not a fan of getting his picture taken when he knows he has a toy right next to him and tasty treats, but hey I got a few of him! Isn’t he just adorable?!

Big Heart Pet Treats Look at that yearning for his treat in this picture! I barely got to snap the picture before he demolished it! That is one thing I can say, he love love loves his treats!

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So don’t forget your little dog (s) this Valentine’s Day. Stop in to your local Walmart and pick up some tasty treats at great prices, like I did! And if you are feeling like a DIY, create the fun rope above! It is really easy to do and takes only 10 minutes!

Do you have a pet you will be spoiling this Valentine’s Day?! 

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