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Teacher Gifts

Today is the girls' last day of school.  Yesterday we bought gift cards for their teachers and the girls wrote thank you notes to each of them.  And because a gift card in an envelope is a little ho hum, I came up with a cute way to wrap these small tokens of appreciation.

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The girls helped me pick out fabrics for their teachers and I whipped up some coffee cozies.  I love these because they really take very little time to make and they are practical and cute.

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We tucked the gift cards inside and each girl wrote their teacher's name on the lid.  Kate put her thank you notes in the cup and Jane slipped hers behind the cozy - both ways work well.  We didn't wrap them any further - the girls carried them in to school just as they are.

And that's it.  Another year gone by.  Time sure does fly.

Back here soon.  In the meantime, you'll find us at the pool.

Comments

mary

Wonderful and thoughtful teacher gift idea! Time sure does fly by...my son will be a senior next year!

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So cute Erin. We must be the last ones on Earth who still have another week of school.

jess

Great idea!

Paloma

It's not only a great idea, but a time saver and a reminder. We'll be done with school next week. Thank you!!

cloth.paper.string

brilliant, erin! i love seeing the girls' handwriting on those lids...

dani@little fists

Your daughters can be in my class anytime. Cute idea and I know that their teachers will appreciate it.

Mefuza

great idea. thanks.

jess

what a cute idea. i might just have enough time to steal it!

carol

adorable and so thoughtful! happy summer!

Julie

Seriously??? I should have been an elementary school teacher - by the time the kids get to high school there are no more gifts! (Ok, about 3 in the last 10 years). SUCH a great idea - I know it will be greatly appreciated.

Sadly, we have 10 more days...

molly

excellent idea and execution :)

Suzanne

You're so clever!

Julie

What a sweet gift!

julie

You always give the best teacher gifts! Our last day of school in NY is June 23rd.

Wendy

In Topsy Turvy world, we are only halfway through term 2! Weird, huh! Love the idea for your teacher presents. Funky materials!
Enjoy the holidays!! xx

Lisa Q

I did the same kind of thing for Mother's day...such a fun gift!

Joni

You make it look so easy! I am printing off the pattern to keep in my sewing room, because this is a wonderful way to use scraps from other projects! Love your photos, as usual!
XOXO
Joni

Caroline

Love it! I'll have to add this idea to my bag of tricks when my little guy gets big enough!

heather jane

This sounds a lot easier than what I'm trying to do. I may change plans here...

amandajean

i love this!

Kerry

As a parent and a teacher I can appreciate these from both sides of the coin. How very cute and thoughtful!

Anita

What an adorable way to package a gift card!

Elizabeth

Such a thoughtful and colourful way to say thanks. And with another FOUR WEEKS to go (Canada Eh!) I think I can safely bet on finishing a couple. Thank you again for sharing your inspiration and creativity!

Tanya

Oh wow - I love this idea!!!!

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Liz

that is a cute idea, will have to remember that for next year!

Lisa Clarke

I love this idea. And as you know, I have a plethora of buttons ;-)

We've still got 2.5 weeks of school left. It seems so long to me! I'm very eager for the summer to start.

Enjoy the pool!

kristine hanson

darling, what a cute way to package gift cards

caroline

Good gravy, that is the cutest idea ever.

anina

So clever!

Modern Crush

Those lucky teachers!!!

lisa

What a great set of gifts. I would love to receive such well thought out, creative gifts as a teacher.

kathryn

these are beautiful erin, and just perfect! it makes me wish my kids were still in elementary school! (supposedly) teachers' gifts are so not-cool in middle school :(

stefani

I'm sure their teachers loved them! So cute!

Jo

Great idea! I am stealing that one for sure!

Sara

Yes! Just the fabulous idea I needed to borrow for presenting my daughter's teachers with their coffee shop gift cards! Thanks!

Nicole

Those are so awesome. I wish my students would give me gifts like those ;)

michele

Thank you so much! This is such a great idea. I already went and bought the gift cards. Now to sew 5 of them quickly!!

daniela

oh my, this is brilliant!

darlene

great idea..i love it!

leslie

brilliant!!!!!
and YAY! summer!
(we don't get out until the 12th!)

Mary

Sorry, but I am stealing this entire gift idea for my own kid's teachers.....

trina

Super cute! (I used to be a teacher - I know how this will be appreciated!)

Kim

I wish I'd seen this 2 days ago....

bettyann

love the gifts.. I wish I had these ideas 10 years ago..

nicola

THANK YOU for this fabulous gift idea! (great for a dad, too!)
nicola
http://whichname.blogspot.com

molly

this is such a good idea, erin. i just emailed a link to this, to all my school friends. maybe i'll have to store it away for next year??!! :)

Aimee

whipped up three this afternoon and then headed to the 'Bucks for cups and gift cards! fabulous fabulous idea...thanks!

jill

What a perfect gift for a teacher. It is wonderful that you remember each teacher in such a kind way. That type of parent support is invaluable.

Grace

I hope you never take this blog down, because where will we all get such great teacher gift ideas in the future???

These are seriously so cute, and I love seeing your girls' writing!

Sally

This is such a lovely gift - and both my girls have male teachers this year (perfect!) - I'm filing this idea away until our school year finishes (down under) in November - thank you so much for sharing. xxxxx

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