With school starting back up, I feel like a kid in a candy store every time I walk by a school supply shopping aisle. I mean, there are pencils, glue, markers, notebook papers and more—it’s a scrapbooker’s dream! Gosh, they are just packed with paper-crafty potential, and those back-to-school sales make them even more enchanting!
Hi, I’m Teri Anderson, one of the Go-to Gals from Paper Crafts magazine, and today I’m sharing a few ideas for handcrafted teacher gifts that express your appreciation for educators—and take advantage of those mounds of school supplies you bought when they were on sale for too-good-to-be-passed-up prices.
Teacher Gift Idea: School-Friendly Decor
This little frame is perfect to put in your house to celebrate the first day of school or to give to a favorite teacher to decorate her classroom with.
To make it, I removed the frame’s glass and replaced it with paper. Then I attached actual pencils onto it using hot glue. I finished it with paper, stickers and die-cut borders.
Teacher Gift Idea: Fancy-Schmancy School Supplies
Home—er, classroom—decor not your thing?
Well, consider decorating picking up some of those other school supplies and saucing them up with your scrapbook supplies to make a fun gift for a favorite student or teacher.
I wrapped patterned paper and a die-cut border around the glue bottle here, and then I decorated a panel of paper and tied it on the crayon box with string.
A set of pencils also makes a nice gift! I wrapped a die-cut border around a pile of pencils and simply added string and stickers to it.
For More Crafting Ideas
Want to see more crafty inspiration?
Check out the latest issue of Paper Crafts magazine. The September/October 2012 issue is on newsstands now.
P.S. Happy Labor Day!