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!