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Wednesday, May 09, 2012

teacher gifts...

Did y'all know that this week is- Teacher Appreciation & Nurses Week!!  Happy Nurses Week to ALL my sisters on 2-Neurology and my BFF Kristy & Happy Teachers Appreciation to ALL of my kiddos teachers & my SIL Michelle!!!  This year we took the easy way out- gift cards for the teachers {a collective project from several students=BIG blessing}.  But.... I wanted to do something little just from us to show them how much they are appreciated.... but I needed 10!!!  So I decided to put a spin on an old idea.....  I'm hoping they like theirs as much as I {heart} mine!!!


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I made plastic bag holders for the car- am I the only one that uses 10 a week.... wet swimsuits, trash bags, Lego containers, extra market bags {when the one you get is busted}, & my favorite- PUKE bags!!!  


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I usually recycle aluminum foil rolls {they are a bit more sturdy than paper towel rolls}, but again I needed 10!  Then I remembered the multi purposes of PVC pipe.  I have more curtains hanging by the stuff than I care to mention....  So I scooted to Lowes found a piece for $2.00 & had them cut it into [10] foot long pieces for me {free}....


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Next I picked out some pretty paper from Michaels {on sale- 5 sheets for $1.00}.


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Then I sanded the rough edges off of the tubes, measured the paper, & taped it ALL the way around with clear box tape {this protects it from wear & tear}.  Then I finished them up with pretty ribbon & some fresh plastic bags of course!


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Finally I put a little "Thank You" tag on each & personalized them a bit!  There ya have it- functional, cute, & as if that's not enough-  
I think $3.00 for 10 gifts is pretty fantastic!


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HAPPY TEACHER'S APPRECIATION
Special "Thank You" to Mrs. Miller, Mrs. Caddell, & Mrs. Archer.  You have been so wonderful this year!!!
&
NURSES WEEK!!!!

  



2 comments:

  1. What a great idea! I'm pinning this one. I will definitely try it. Now I'm sad a threw away some pvc pipe the other day!
    I shared a teacher idea this week, too. If you are interested, I'd love a visit at OneCreativeMommy.com

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