Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Chalkboard Paint and Paper Flowers

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week.
To show my boys' teachers how much I appreciate them, I put together a little happy for them.
A chalkboard flower pot with some SUPER cute paper flowers
supplies I started with a terra cotta pot, chalkboard paint, and contact paper.
tapepot I used strips of contact paper to make a square.
paintThen I painted the chalkboard paint inside the square.While the paint is drying, wrap some green paper around three pencils for each pot. Use hot glue or another kind of adhesive to get the paper to wrap around the pencils.cricutflowers Cut out some cute flowers {3 per pot} either with a Cricut or just using a pair of scissors.
flowercenter Add a center circle to the flower and hot glue the flowers onto your stems.
papergrassStick the flowers into your pot {I hot glued mine to make them more secure} and add paper grass around them.
writenames Write the teacher's name with a piece of chalk.
BLOOMquoteAdd in a SUPER cute saying and a few extra pieces of chalk.
Teacher Appreciation Gift And you have a great personalized Teacher Appreciation gift!


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38 comments:

Alicia said...

Those are the cutest gifts, Kelli!!

Bridget said...

Awww, those are too cute!! What a neat idea!

p.s. I blogged my giveaway winning and I have opened it up and am enjoying it. Thanks so much!! :D

Jenny said...

That is adorable! Great idea!

ABC and 123: A Learning Cooperative said...

I hope you do not mind, but we included your idea in a round up of teacher appreciation gifts scheduled to post this week. We used one of your photos, gave a brief description, credited you, and provided a direct link to this post. If you'd prefer we remove it, let us know and we'll do so immediately. You can check out our blog to see how we've credited other featured ideas in the past. Thank you!

Katherine @ Grass Stains said...

Such a CUTE idea! I'm always on the lookout for great teachers' gifts because I have three boys ages 7, 5 and 2. We have LOTS of teachers to buy for! I love what you've done.

Nichol said...

Oh how cute. I can do this craft lol. I love this!

Tessa said...

That is totally adorable. Great ideas :) I'm sure the teachers will LOVE that!!!

Foursons said...

What a great idea!

Lyndsay said...

These are so cute, easy and affordable. Thanks for the idea!

Ruth said...

Such a cute idea, and affordable too! With 3 girls in school I am always looking for ways to save money on teacher's gifts. Thanks!!!

carissa @ lowercase letters said...

i wish i was your kids' teacher. : )

Amy @ Positively Splendid said...

Such a cute idea! I really need to get my hands on some of that paint.

Darcie said...

I am sorry if you get tired of hearing me say how amazingly creative you are, but it is so true! LOVE this idea... absolutely love it and the teachers are going to love it too!

Kmama said...

Sooo cute. I would have needed to start that about a month ago to have it done now.

I bet the teachers will love that!

Kelli said...

What a cute idea. I need to get on the ball and get something done like yesterday. I've seen some really cute things around blogland, including this one. I know their teachers will love this!

Jenglamgirl said...

DARLING..... I wish I new about teacher appreciation before it was the actual day. If I were to make something... this would be it. SO DARLING WAY TO GO! ;)

Richella said...

This is a really cute idea. It's so nice to give teachers little gifts just to say "I appreciate you."

Kelli, I found your blog via Amanda at Serenity Now. It was fun to read a little about you and your family. I have three boys, too, but mine are all big boys now. I miss the days when they were the size of your guys.

I saw in your profile that you're from Mississippi, but I also saw that your family participated in a fundraiser for St. Jude's. This makes me wonder if you're close to Memphis. I was born in Memphis and grew up in West Tennessee and Mississippi. My sister and her family live in Senatobia and go to church in Southaven. It's amazing to me to think that you might live somewhere close to her. Blogging really has made me realize that it's a small world.

Have a great day!

He & Me + 3 said...

GET OUT! I would like to order 4 of those for my kids teachers. Those are ADORABLE. Great job! You are the bestest mom & crafty person ever!

Erin said...

What a clever and fantastic idea for teachers! We'll have to remember this for next year.

Thanks for sharing!!!

Angie S said...

I'm so doing this...I have to try this for Layla's teachers! Thanks for sharing :))

Petie said...

Great idea! May have to borrow that one :) I see you're from MS. I grew up on the Gulf Coast but now reside in Oregon...little different from the south. Can't wait to check out more of your blog.

Bits-n-Pieces said...

what Cuteness!!! you are so creative!

Melissa said...

Brilliant teacher's gift!!

amanda said...

adorable!! i may have to make one for myself since i'm the teacher. :0) lol.

Emily said...

Thanks for posting another great idea for me to steal! ;)
So cute!! I know their teachers loved them!

McCrakensx4 said...

Are you taking orders??? please?! I would like 2 thankyouverymuch!! I love what a great mom you are and so super crafty! As a teacher... I LOVE IT!! ANd as a mom of 2 school aged boys...I love it even more! I am gonna adapt it and make it for their teacher!! Thanks for the idea!

Liz (Loving Mom 2 Boys) said...

Those are so so so cute!! I love chalk board paint!!

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

Those are adorable! I wish I was as crafty as you!

{Kimber} said...

so cute! and creative :)

queen of crafty!!

Allison @ House of Hepworths said...

I am digging this project for teachers!!

Thanks for posting to my weekly link party!!!

Kerri said...

I made a similiar project for my son's teacher using pens! Love the flower pot with chalk paint! I also love your fonts on your blog! My blog is NEW....and so I'm just trying to figure all this stuff out!

Kendra Goodrich said...

Just stopping in from the blog hop. What a fun idea! I love your blog and am definitely following! Keep craftin'!

Michelle said...

Oh my these are adorable!! Found you from ABC 123 and I am so glad that I did :0)

Jamielyn said...

These are super cute! I love it for spring! I'd love for you to link up at sundae scoop. http://iheartnaptime.blogspot.com/2010/05/sundae-scoop-favs-link-party-and.html

The Mason Bunch said...

Thank you for the Teacher Appreciation idea. I created mine a little different, but my daughter enjoyed making it just the same. http://themasonbunch.blogspot.com

Sharon said...

so cute!

Jami said...

This is so cute! I hope you'll stop by and share this (or any other cute packaging idea) at the Pretty Packages Party!
http://blackberryvine.blogspot.com/2010/10/pretty-packages-party-3.html
smiles!

Amanda said...

So cute!

I’d love it if you shared this with the Fun Family Crafts audience. FFC is similar to Craftgawker but it only features kid friendly tutorials. Looking forward to seeing what fun crafts you submit!
http://funfamilycrafts.com

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