Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Teacher Gifts

Am I obsessed with my Cricut?  Probably.  But is it, when considered objectively and reasonably, still incredibly useful?  Yes, indeed.  I used it this afternoon to whip out these little teacher gifts.  (If I'm being honest and willing to give credit where credit is due, I got the idea from here.  And hers are cuter, but I'm not quite skilled enough to figure out the little frame size.  I think she used a vinyl cutter instead of a Cricut anyway.*

Two of the teachers' names absolutely would not fit on the jars, and since my kids refer to them as "Mrs. R" and "Mrs. C" anyway, I just thought we'd go with that.  Makes things easier anyway.  (And Livi has already made cards with her own messages to tuck inside the jars.)

Jars and ribbon from Wal-Mart.  Pencils from Dollar Tree.  Vinyl is generic brand from Hobby Lobby.  Cheap, cute, fast.  Nothing better.

8 comments:

Mags said...

why. why oh why did i not buy a cricut? why?

Susanne said...

So cute Emilee. The ribbon is used on lots of blogs. Where did you buy it?

Emilee said...

Wal-Mart. I love Wal-Mart.

Shauna_Rae said...

I DID use my Cricut. The trick to those long names that are very small is to have your pressure on your Cricut turned up high and the speed very slow.

I think YOUR jars looks Awesome!

Bonnie said...

So cute!

Sara said...

I just love these. Am I going to copy? Yes, I am.

adventure knitter said...

those are totally cute! what is it about jars being so cute? we're making "pies in jars" for our teachers....but ours don't have names on them....so you win for cuteness!

Erin Pyne said...

I love that you are still using the phrase "incredibly useful." Now, where did that one shirt go... ;)