Friday, December 19, 2008

Class & Teacher Gifts

Yesterday afternoon, it hit me that I didn't have a little gift for Mitchell's classmates or his teachers. Nothing like the last minute! We had an electrician out in the morning to install a new outlet for our new TV, then it was off to Mitchell's 4-year-old check-up then back home to meet the Geek Squad guys to install our new TV. Once all that was behind us, we jetted off to Hobby Lobby.

For the teachers, I made French Memo Boards. I let Mitchell choose the fabrics for his teachers, and I bought coordinating ribbon and gimp for them. I had not done this project before - nothing like the last minute to try something new! (Thank you, Tara, for the inspiration!)

This is the board I did for Mrs. LeChance. It was my first attempt, and I was really pleased with the results. And, I love the fabric. I used a really dark brown ribbon and gimp.

This is Mrs. A's board. The fabric is cute, and I used black ribbon and gimp. I wasn't really pleased with how it turned out - and it was too late to start over!

For Mitchell's classmates, I made jars of "Magical Reindeer Food" (oatmeal and glitter to us grown-ups). I printed out a little tag and tied it to each jar with a ribbon. Very cute. The tag reads
Be sure to take this magical food & sprinkle it on the lawn. Santa’s reindeer travel many miles before the early dawn. The smell of oats & the glitter path will guide them on their way, & you’ll wake up to Santa’s gifts on Christmas day!

For our crazy deer (who eat everything), we're putting sugar sprinkles in with the oatmeal. I'd hate to know that I gave the herd all tummy aches from the glitter!


Tara said...

They all turned out really cute!

Captain Dumbass said...

Wow. We got our kids teachers gift certificates to Chapters. Oh, sorry, think Canadian version of Barnes & Noble.

Youngest brought home some reindeer food too. The ziplock bags were not quite as cute as yours though.

The Stiletto Mom said...

I am SO LAME. I got candles. And I barely pulled that off. You are a domestic goddess of some sort. :)

tierd said...

Adorable! We still have our little jar of reindeer food from last year and I plan to refill it this year for the kids. I bet they were all hits!

Eric Barclay said...

Awesome gifts and really nice scarf! Have a GREAT Christmas.

Shealynn Benner said...

What awesome gifts!!

Mitzi Zohar said...

That's adorable. What a great idea!