Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Back to School!!

Summer seemed to fly by this year! My boys are excited about going back to school and so am I! Last year for my oldest's teacher, I altered a 2 liter soda bottle and filled it with all kinds of goodies for her. This year, I decided on a paint can! These are so fun and easy to do. I finished this one in just under an hour. I would have finished sooner, but I was sidetracked by the tv! This is a clear can from Michael's. I wrapped a 4 inch piece of school themed printed paper around the can, added some ABC ribbon along the bottom. For the name plate, I used my Cricut with George and Basic shapes to cut a circle, and Plantin' Schoolbook for the letters and apple. Of course, what project would be complete if I didn't use my favorite white Uniball pen?! Assorted ribbons are tied to the handle. A great way to use up some of those scraps of ribbon! Inside the bucket is some notecards with her initial on it, Sharpie markers, Papermate pens, Post-It notes, Hershey Kisses, Lifesavers, magnetic memo clips, bookmarks, stickers, and a note pad. Just a little something to let her know how much I appreciate the job that she does! I hope both her and my little man have a great school year! Happy crafting!!

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