Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Teacher Gifts

I am pretty delighted with how the gathered clutches for the teachers turned out. With a little Starbucks gift card tucked inside, they were cute and thoughtful-looking, but easily assembly-lined. Exactly the kind of gift I like to give teachers.

My girls loved this coral/pink/red fabric combination.

I loved this green/gold/peach combination. Especially that delicious Heather Bailey green floral print with the gold polka dot. LOVE it.

However, when we were assigning out which clutch was going to go to which teacher, Olivia started asking about what we were giving to her art teacher. And her gym teacher. And her bus driver . . . and so on. Which reminded Naomi that she also had a music teacher. So, since I wasn't willing to crank out 6 or 7 more clutches (and I didn't think the male bus driver and music teacher would appreciate them that much anyway), we came up with this."Thanks for being an AW-esome teacher" attached to some A&W rootbeer. Sweet and simple, eh? I saw this idea here (via some crafty blog or other, I wish I could remember). Hers are cuter, (I would make up an excuse, but I think she just cares more than I do), but it only took me 2 minutes to print the little card on the tan cardstock. Then I gave the girls some scissors, a glue stick, and a hole punch, and we put them all together in one half hour. Not bad.The bag holds a package of microwave popcorn. We gave each teacher two bottles of rootbeer (cause I'm cheap like that) that we left connected with their original eight-pack packaging. With neutral cardstock and Spool-O'-Ribbon (I'm not making that name up) on sale at Michael's, each of these little babies cost me $1.42. Perfect!

5 comments:

adventure knitter said...

wow! i'm totally impressed and wish I had your zipper skills! I've attempted two of those clutches...and they really just haven't turned out. I think I need a zipper lesson! And props to you for getting teacher gifts out! I had high hopes that I'd do something, but then I fell flat...

Renae said...

I was just thinking today, "I bet Emilee Wells has made some cute teacher gifts" and I should check her blog out! I wasn't disappointed. Really AWesome.

Aaron & Nancy said...

Thanks to your great post a few days ago, I have made my first clutch and I'm almost done with my second. It's my first time to ever sew in a zipper. The tutorial on her blog was a lifesaver for someone with minimal sewing skills like me!

Mags said...

wow those turned out really cute em. love the color combos you picked. and the font!

Denise said...

Great work Emilee! Very cute ideas.