Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Teacher Gift!

My dad was a teacher and The Joe is a teacher now. I also have lots of friends who have at one time or another taught. It's interesting to see the different gifts that they bring home from the kids. Lots of goodies and treats and a lot of teacher-ish things. This year I decided to just give them something that I thought they could personally use as well as finding a way to thank them for all their hard work.

I decided to go with gloves.

Probably because the snow was dumping down on me this morning and cold hands were on my mind. I only have a few teachers that I need to buy for, so I also picked up canisters that I could paint and stick the gloves into. I found some at Hobby Lobby for $1.99. I also grabbed the first letters of the teacher's last names. They were $.50. I painted the canisters with 3 coats of lipstick red paint. While they were drying I used Mod Podge to attach some craft paper to the letters.

I measured some ribbon and sprayed it with spray adhesive and then wrapped it around the lids as well as the canisters.

You can glue the letters on with E6000. It doesn't seem like they will stick, but wait a few hours and they'll really be good and solid. I printed up words that have to do with a teachers hands and then created a card.

After everything was nice and dry, I stuffed the gloves inside the canister and hung the card with ribbon.

***If you have a ton of teachers that you are shopping for just forget the canister and attach the card directly to the gloves. You can buy a 2 pack at Wal-Mart for $1.40. You could even split them up and spend less than a dollar for each gift!

Most of all, don't stress out!!! Have a wonderful week and holiday season!!



  1. What a great teacher idea! Very creative.


  2. Very cute! It's always fun to see what Adam brings home from his students.

  3. What an adorable little gift! The packaging sure does make a huge statement - It's fabulous!

  4. That's a great idea! They look beautiful and I know the teachers will love them.
    Thanks for sharing,

  5. What a great gift idea! I know the teachers will love them.

  6. Here I was relaxing thinking that I had all of my Christmas taken care of. I totally forgot the teachers! I love the glove idea, who couldn't use an extra pair of gloves.

  7. I would have loved getting one of those containers when I was teaching. A teacher can never have too many containers. Great idea!

  8. The container turned out really nice!

    I just finished up a gift for my daughters teacher - notecards with handmade envelopes!


  9. I know that I am posting this way after Christmas is over, but I wanted to let you know that I loved this idea and tried to duplicate it for my sons teachers. They turned out great. I placed on the inside a pair of gloves, some lotion, and hand sanitizer. Thanks for sharing your idea with us


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