Sending them back to school also means me pampering the teachers with things they need for the classroom and things to let them know how much I appreciate them taking my bundles under their wing and loving them almost as hard I as do!
We filled a basket for each teacher with dry eraser markers, pens, sticky notes, binder clips, and of course some bath and body products. This year I might have went a little over board, but when I saw this project I HAD to make it.
The inspiration for this project came from Ana White Homemaker blog (a new favorite crafty place that I frequent). I made a few tweeks so I could use what I had on hand.
Here's what I did.
What you need:
1- large wooden paint stick (we got ours free at Home Depot from our fence painting project)
2- 6" jumbo clothes pins
various scrapbook papers
decoupage glue (we used Mod Podge from Michael's)
large paint brush or foam brush
drill with bits
2-1" wood screws
Cut your scrap book paper to fit the tops of the jumbo pins and the paint stick. I had to piece the one for the paint stick, but that was ok because it will be covered by the pins later (just be sure to put the seam under where the pin will be). I also made some coordinating small pins for desktop use while I was at it.
glue to adhere the paper to the pins and the stick. Allow to dry thoroughly.
Drill a hole in the top of the stick large enough to have it hang by a nail or screw. You can smooth the roughness with a bit of sand paper.
I'm going to be making the yard stick version for our house and hang under our vinyl calender for the kids to keep track of reading logs, soccer schedules, and the like. I'll post pictures when I get that one done...until then, I'm off to make soap!
Here's a little hint: