Teacher Treats for Back to School

phone july 2011 045 I can’t believe it’s that time again!  As a former teacher, I still get giddy when school begins!  As a child I always got excited when we bought school supplies and would “play” school with my new workbooks for days, anticipating the first day of school.  Years later, as a teacher, I still got giddy anticipating my new students and the opportunities that lay ahead in a new school year!

Sooooo….. I just had to share my favorite teacher treat to help you get your year off right!   Here’s an easy and inexpensive “happy” that shows the teachers in your life just how much you appreciate them!  And of course you can’t go wrong with chocolate!  It’s a basic food group for teachers this time of year!!!

phone july 2011 048 I used the old fashioned library cards from my school librarian as a pocket to hold 2 pencils and a Hershey’s chocolate bar.  Most librarians will spare a few if they still have them although digital check out has almost made them extinct!  It’s easy to make your own if you can’t find them or check your Cricuit or Silhouette machine library.  Mount the card on 2 layers of coordinating cardstock  and stamp a thank you or appreciation sentiment on the bottom.  You can use an owl or other teacher sticker to decorate.  I liked the look of the owl from the Stampin’ Up owl punch when used with fun papers in coordinating patterns.

A strip of patterned paper and a button or flower applied with a glue dot embellish the front of the pocket.  Tie the pencils with a ribbon to finish it off.  I made 80 of these one year for all the teachers at my school.  It’s a quick project that really packs a punch!  Any teacher would love to find this in her mailbox or on her desk at the end of a hard day!

I hope your wee ones are excited about the beginning of school and have a great year!!  For some of you this means more time to craft!!!  Woohoo!  Stay tuned for another favorite teacher project that my teacher friends are still using after over 5 years!

Owl Builder Punch



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