I got my hands on some of these gorgeous glass milk bottles, and have been saving them for the perfect crafts! They are so thick and beautiful, they make me giddy with the possiblities :)
As part of our teacher appreciation, we recognize the parent classroom helpers in addition to the teachers. Each grade has a parent or two, and we give them a gift on the same night that we give gifts to the teachers. I needed to make 10 parent gifts, and these bottles were calling to me.
I created some subway art on my Silhouette, using words that exemplified these wonderful parents. I cut out the words in vinyl, and wrapped the words around the entire bottle...
I used words like: creative, supportive, patient, bright, friendly, kind, generous - and added the name of our school and their title in the classroom. They look SO COOL, and so personal!!
When they are filled with colored dried beans, the letters really pop!
With light colored vinyl I used black or red beans; with black vinyl I used white beans...
And to add a bit of color, along with making them useful, I made a few flower pens for each jar.
They are very simple. You need:A ball point pen, some fake flowers with a short stem, a glue gun and green floral tape.
1) Hot glue the flower stem to the top part of the ball point pen.
2) Put a dab of glue at the bottom edge of the pen and press the end of the floral tape to it.
3) Wrap the pen with the floral tape, at an angle, all the way up the pen, covering the stem that you glued on.
4) Put a dab of hot glue to secure the end of the floral tape at the top.
I am so excited to give these gifts to the parents - because everyone can use a place to store their pens, and it is always handy to have pens at the ready on your desk or in the kitchen.
I made this subway art with all sorts of clever phrases, fun for any teacher, or even your desk at home!
Write on! Letter Rip! UR always write,
Choose the Write, Word, Pick me!
What do you think? Aren't they fun?!
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I'll help you make a teacher very happy:)