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Monday, May 7, 2012

Teacher gifts

I just can't get enough of making these Monogram paint can teacher gifts.  I just love that I can change the scrapbook paper and they can look so different. I have been making them for the last 3 years and I give them to the teachers at the end of the school year. I figured I would be creative at least at the end of the school year because for teacher appreciation week I pretty much always just get a Bath and Body works gift card or Target gift card for them.  Ever since I  first saw these paint cans at Michaels my brain just went crazy with all the fun things I could do with them. A few years ago I made these Halloween Lanterns out of the smaller clear paint cans that I place on my front Porch every Halloween. There is just endless possibilities that can be done with these awesome cans!

Used my Cricut Machine to cut the letters, circles and scallops The letter I choose is for the teachers last name. Measurement  for the strip that goes around the can  4" wide and I glued two 12" long pieces together and trimmed the excess. For the top lid circle 5 1/2", Monogram circle 5", Scallop 5 1/2", Letters 4" and used shadow cut for the letter mat. I used both the Plantin School book and Storybook cartridge to cut everything out.

I fill the paint cans with school supplies that the teachers can use for next year. I found these cute monogram post its and note cards at Michaels and thought it would be fun to add in the can. Also I add some boxes of their favorite candy. List of supplies I usually add are highlighters, dry erase markers, red pens,black pens, paper clips,staples, push pins, binder clips and pocket size hand sanitizer.

                  Here are the pics of the paint cans I made for the teachers last year and the year before.


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