25 Awesome Teacher Appreciation Door Decorations

25 Awesome Teacher Appreciation Door Decorations

Other quotes you can use for inspiration: *miss smith is a “souper” teacher. big bowl of soup with tons of die cut letters. spoon sticking out of bowl. sign could read: special today: alphabet soup. Miss smith is out of this world-alien ship, planets, black background Recipe card reads: recipe for a grade A teacher. 1 cup of patience, 1 tablespoon of fun, a pinch of courage, with a side of love for learning. big chefs hat that reads: we’re cookin up some fun in miss smith’s class Sports themed doors-in an all star league, on your mark, get set….learn, TEAM-t-ogether e-ach a-complishes m-ore, we tackle the tough stuff, touchdown, slam dunk, homerun, grand slam, etc. Having a ball in miss smith’s class-just have pictures of all different kinds of balls (soccer, b-ball, golf, etc) The bus stops here-picture of kids in bus On the road to success-black winding door up road Report card-words like what a teacher would use (super! great job! A+) ”dino”mite teacher-dinosaurs all over the door Discover wild life-teach 4th grade-jungle or animal theme Heard the news? miss smith’s the greatest! cover the entire door in newspaper Working hard in miss smith’s -construction theme, wood, nails, orange tape/cones, yellow hard hats, etc Don’t forget, miss smith’s the greatest! (big elephant on door) Having a dog-gone good time in miss smith’s -dog house or puppies on door “no bones about it, we love miss smith” little dog bones all over Miss smith’s the best and we’re not LION (big lion head) No monkey’n around in miss webb’s- we’d go bananas without her. (monkey themed) We treasure...
Salt Dough Wedding Gift

Salt Dough Wedding Gift

When we started playing around with salt dough for the first time I didn’t anticipate making DIY wedding gifts. I actually started out trying to reporduce this fingerprint heart thing but couldn’t get our fingerprints to show up. Maybe I wasn’t using the right kind of salt. I used sea salt instead of regular Mortons. So we broke out the stamps and started stamping letters in the dough. Then I thought of a friend who is engaged to be married and made her + her fiance’s initial plus a little heart in between. Grabbed an old frame, sewed some lines on the bkg to spruce it up and add some texture. I can write up some more detailed instructions if y’all want just leave a comment and let me know :)...
Mustache Mug Riffs

Mustache Mug Riffs

The most fun part of posting projects is seeing how other people take the idea and make it their own. Below see twists on this Mustache Mug father’s day gift. Check out this awesome riff from Melissa H. Thanks so much for posting the tutorial! I found it via a friend on pintrest! Below is my finished mug prior to baking. It faded a bit in the oven, but I still like the overall look. And best of all my husband loves it! Thanks again! Melissa this is a test Here Pam has a funny twist on the mug. :) I think it came out great, and my husband loved it....
A Handmade Father’s Day Gift

A Handmade Father’s Day Gift

For this Father’s Day craft, I’ll show you how to break away from the standard, boring crafts and make a $2 mug from Michael’s into a gift he’ll never forget. Ever wonder how is Dad feeling on any given day? Let him tell you even before he’s finished his morning coffee! The date of father’s day is Sunday, June 17, 2012. Creating this mug takes about 1- 2 hours if you really take your time with the drawing and lettering. Step 1: Supplies All you need for this project are: a white/creme ceramic mug permanent markers (Sharpie or Prismacolor work well) Or, you can purchase a kit like they have a Michaels for about two dollars: Step 2: Mustache Artwork You can draw your mustaches freehand, or use the image I’ve created below. This artwork is sized to fit the standard size mug you see in this lesson. If your mug is larger or smaller, adjust the sizes of the mustaches to fit your mug. Click on the mustache image below, and it will open the full size image in another browser window. Then right click and choose “Save Image As”. This will save the artwork to your computer so you can print it. Print out the provided mustache artwork. Be sure when printing to print “actual size” and NOT “fit to paper” so that the image prints the proper size. Cut out along the black lines, and you’ll have artwork that fits a standard size mug. Want me to provide different variations of mustaches for your Father’s Day craft? Leave a comment and let me know what you’re looking for! Step 3:...
A Memorable Gift for Grandma

A Memorable Gift for Grandma

Looking for handmade gift ideas for grandma? Get ready for another fun scrabble craft! I’m loving how this scrabble board idea is being tweaked, riffed and made better by other creative people! Again Dave W took his talent for photography and love for Scrabble to make a memorable gift for another wordnerd – his mom. Each image is framed up in tiles, with each grandchild’s name surrounding the proper image. All photos measure 4″ x 6″ so it doesn’t require getting images printed at weird dimensions. Just head to your online or offline photo lab, ask for 4″ x 6″ size printing and you’re all set. To ensure that your photos adhere to the board smoothly, you can use: spray adhesive glue stick Be sure to grab a credit card or other straight edge to work over and flatten the image, being careful to scratch the photograph. From there you can adhere the tiles. I like to use a glue called E6000 that you can get online or at your local craft or hardware store. I thought it turned out great. This is a gift for grandma she’ll never forget. Nice job Dave! [img title=”Gift for Grandma” src=”http://www.jengordon.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/We-love-Grandma-LR-1024×991.jpg” style=”round”] Are you short on time but still need a thoughtful gift idea? Check out these related products that work in a time crunch: Red Envelope Gifts for Grandma – A great assortment of home decor items – some that you can personalize. Etsy – A huge collection of handmade gifts that are designed especially with grandma in mind. Uncommon Goods – I’m sorry but not every grandma wants doilies and...
Photo Craft DIY Project for All Ages

Photo Craft DIY Project for All Ages

Photo crafts are a great way to display and preserve sweet memories, and with this DIY project we’re gonna slather on some extra sentiment by using both photos and words! Photographer and neighbor-friend Dave took the teacher appreciation gift idea for Ms. Hyte and introduced it to his students who were looking for a creative way to honor their teachers. At Grady HS where I teach, the newspaper staff sponsors the Kelly Award.  Seniors nominate teachers and then vote on finalists.  The staff wanted to create an original memento for this year’s winner, but was having trouble coming up with a good idea to express their appreciation for a great teacher. Well, you can probably guess where my involvement took the project from there. The final product is a hybrid of the photo collage and adjective crossword versions. Here they are assembling the letters on the board. [img style=”round” title=”Teacher Appreciation Gifts” src=”http://www.jengordon.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/DSC_0014-LR-1024×680.jpg” alt=”Teacher Appreciation Gifts”] [img style=”round” title=”Teacher Appreciation Gifts” src=”http://www.jengordon.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/DSC_0009-LR-1024×680.jpg” alt=”Teacher Appreciation Gifts”] [img style=”round” title=”Teacher Appreciation Gifts” src=”http://www.jengordon.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/DSC_0087-LR-1024×680.jpg” alt=”Teacher Appreciation Gifts”]   And the final photo craft… Nice job ladies!! [img style=”round” title=”Teacher Appreciation Gifts” src=”http://www.jengordon.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/DSC_0077-LR-1024×680.jpg” alt=”Teacher Appreciation Gifts”]   Looking for other photo craft ideas? Martha Stewart has a nice collection of well designed crafts. DIY Photo lampshade – very cool. Photo Blocks that you can stack with letters and words Photo Confetti framed...