Showing posts with label Teacher appreciation gift. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Teacher appreciation gift. Show all posts

Monday, September 2, 2013

Back to School Project Ideas | Teacher and Student Gifts



I hope everyone is enjoying the long weekend... I, unfortunately, have to work today... yup, the life of a nurse! Today, I wanted to share with you some of the back to school projects that I made for the kids and teachers over the last few years.

Are your children back to school yet? Are you all sad or are you all doing the happy dance? My kids started school last week, thankfully it went better than expected, only a few tears were shed... and hopefully no more this week!


This teacher's Apple was the very first SVG Cuts project I had ever made, way before my blog and way before I had my Silhouette! My how far I have come and learned from those days! This file is actually a pumpkin that I made to look like am an apple, before Mary had created an apple of her own! The file comes from the PICK A PUMPKIN KIT here.


Here is the second project I made from SVG Cuts... never shared before! This one comes from SVG Cuts Miss Karen's Back to School SVG Kit. The worm from the apple also comes from here!


I was so excited when SVGCuts came out with an actual Apple file! Click here for all the details from a previous post.


Here are some teacher appreciation gifts I made for the end of the school year a few years ago.


Find out how I also created these etched glasses here!


Here are some personalized water containers I made for my kids a while ago... now they take them to school each day to stay hydrated!


This has got to be one of my favorite projects! See how I made this DIY Canvas bag, so easy and useful!


Stay organized with this super quick project! DIY Desk organizer, your kids will love it... you may too!


If you've been following my blog you'll know this was a recent project I made for my son's teacher this year. 3D sneaker... so cool!


And finally here is the cute little backpack I made for my daughter's teacher this year. The perfect little bag to stuff with treats!

Well, there they are... Back to School Project Ideas, sure to put a smile on someone's face :) Hopefully, they have inspired you to share with someone headed back to school!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Happy Crafting :)


Friday, June 21, 2013

DIY Custom Canvas Bags | Teacher Gifts

With the end of the school year quickly approaching, I thought I better get busy making some teacher appreciation gifts! The kids were very blessed to have amazing teachers once again this year. As a little thanks for all that they have done for my children, I always like to make something personal that will remind them of the kids. I hope they like them as much as I had fun making them!

This was my very first time creating something with the heat transfer material. I have to say I LOVE it! I want to create more with it! It was super easy!!!

Here is the front side of the bag, I'm not sure if I will ever get tired of seeing variations of this phrase... for now, I still love it! I think the teachers will too! Click here to see another project I made using the "Craft On" version.  


DIY Custom Canvas Bags | Teacher Gifts

To the other side of the bag, I added the teacher's name. Mrs. Archer and Mrs. Attema are awesome!

DIY Custom Canvas Bags | Teacher Gifts

When they open look on the inside, they will see the kids' names... hopefully, when they see that, they will have only good memories of them... lol!

DIY Custom Canvas Bags | Teacher Gifts

The next few pics are of my daughter's bag for her teacher.

DIY Custom Canvas Bags | Teacher Gifts


DIY Custom Canvas Bags | Teacher Gifts

Here is a better look at the front design on the bag! Love those little book worms ;)

DIY Custom Canvas Bags | Teacher Gifts

Want to know how to make your own?

You will need...
Silhouette Machine and SDE software
Files (worm and apple) SVGCuts 
Silhouette Heat Transfer Material
Canvas bag (Tulip - Grab & Tote)
Iron



  • First, create the image you want to be cut on the Silhouette... here is how I did it...
    • For the image I created, I used a Couture font. Wrote the out phrase and lined it up as pictured above.
    • Next, I worked with the apple and worm file to create a border around the images by grouping different layers together and using the offset and modify functions. 
    • Once I was satisfied with the images, I resized them and positioned them next to the phrase, and made sure everything was lined up properly.
    • Group all your images together.

  • Now all that is left to do is follow the directions for the heat transfer material. Ensuring that you flip your image horizontally so that your image looks backward and setting blade depth is set correctly for the transfer material. I would advise you do a test cut first to make sure your settings are all correct. Iron on as directed. 
That is it... it's that easy! Hope you've enjoyed this DIY tutorial and project, let me know what you think and if you have any questions.

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting :)

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