Thursday, May 7, 2009

teacher's gifts

I spent part of my morning today making gifts for my sons' teachers. It is Teacher Appreciation Week, after all!
As a teacher myself, I always like the simple, heartfelt gestures the best. A thank-you card written by a student just melts my heart. I actually keep them all in a file in my desk so that I can take them out for inspiration on a hard day.
So for my boys' teachers, I started with these paint can containers that I picked up at Michael's for about $2 each. I tied on some ribbon and a name tag.

Then I filled them with homemade cookies that my boys helped me make yesterday. I wanted them to cool overnight so that the containers didn't get all steamy from warm cookies.

And voila, a simple, homemade gift that I hope will brighten my boys' teachers' day!


  1. What a clever and "sweet" idea. I am sure the teachers will love it!

    Tricia - Avolli

  2. Your blog is fun! Thanks for commenting and visiting mine. I was a teacher too... teacher turned horticulturist/designer... I love those paint containers found at Michael's... and your cookies made my mouth water.

    Great idea!

    I added you to my blogroll... please consider adding me to yours! Thanks again.

  3. what great gifts..I love the personal touch!

  4. I take an empty oatmeal box (Quaker Oats) and have my child do a drawing for the teacher and on the lid cut a colorful lid and make cookies to put inside. Voila! Teachers always love this and afterwards use it to store small items. Your teachers (and your students) must love you.

  5. I love the idea of decorating an oatmeal box with children's drawings - I think I'll be borrowing this idea next year!