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Back to School Teacher Gift {winner and a giveaway}

Hey Folks, Virginia here with a cute little teacher gift. I don’t want to send the mommas running, but school time is not that far away! Only a few short weeks and once again you’ll be packing lunches and sending your kiddos off for the bus.  So, before the hustle and bustle starts again I thought now would be a good time to share a project that will make your kid the ‘apple of the teacher’s eye’!

As you know, this week May Arts has teamed up with Our Craft Lounge and I get to work with a cute set from OCL called “School Notes” and some ‘Sparkly Fluff’ in Baby Boy Blue.


For this teacher gift I used an old Chinese take-out box I had laying around, but you can get them at most craft stores.  I first covered the box in pattern paper from Echo Park. I stamped a scrap piece of paper with the pencil image six times and cut them out. I used my Tombow glue on the eraser and applied the Baby Boy Blue Sparkly Fluff.

*Note: I found the best way to apply the fluff was by picking up a lump with tweezers and putting it on the glue, rather than trying to sprinkle it. Made it much fuller looking.

I then stamped the ruled lines on a long strip of white scrap and topped it with the abc123 border stamp. Glue all stamped images to the box.  Using the 389-18-34 1/8” turquoise velvet I tied a length around the center of the pencil images and secured with a knot.

Flag: To create the flag I used a BBQ bamboo squeer. Using double-sided tape, cover the stick diagonally with tape. Starting at the bottom (also diagonally) twist Yellow Twill ribbon (382-34-27) to the top, glue end.

 Stamp ‘School’ on a white piece of paper. The Time is here again is from Echo Park “Happy Summer” in which it actually reads Summertime is here again. Cut out sentiment and pair with ‘school’ stamp. Tape to top of stick.

Group pencils together and tie with Yellow Twill (382-34-27)

Stamp star image on a white scrap and cut around leaving a long tail. Apply Fluff.  Tape around stem of apple.

 I hope your child will be a teacher’s favorite this coming year!

Blog post by: Virginia Fynes

Winner and a Giveaway!


We have a winner for Day 3!  Congratulations to:

Brenda Bowersox
So cute!

Brenda, email me at [email protected] with your shipping address to claim your prize!

**all winners have 2 weeks to claim their prize**

**when emailing, please note which giveaway/prize you are claiming**

And for today’s giveaway…

Todays prize pack is:

Our Craft Lounge’s Surfin’ Santa Stamp Set


1 spool of ribbon – Your Choice!

All you have to do is comment on any post today!  Tomorrow I will annouce a winner and a new prize pack to give away!

And be sure to stop on by the Our Craft Lounge blog to win some more goodies!

Happy hopping & good luck to all!


The Ribbon Lady


  1. Tiffany Pyne

    PERFECT idea for a first day back to school gift for your child’s teacher! 🙂 May Arts this is my Fav Project for this time of year! 🙂

  2. NWFlamingo

    You go Santa!

  3. Goat Girl

    Super cute idea!

  4. Tina M.

    Now I have something else to put on my list for this weekend!  School starts on Tuesday here so I better get something together for the new teacher!

  5. alice hancock

    Great ideas, as always!

  6. Claudine Laforce

    This is amazing. Your child's teacher will love you for this one. What a way to start the school year!

  7. Brenda Bowersox

    Love the ribbon wrapped flag pole! 

  8. Kathy P

    Great teacher gift, and love that surfin' Santa!!!

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  10. Holly E

    I love the apple basket, very cute!!

  11. Nikki C

    Love that gift and Santa too cute

  12. Tina Mayo

    tooo cute!! love this Santa..lovin the takeout box gift set!! cute!

  13. kathy/NorthCarolina

    Such a cute idea….love the colors you used!

  14. Jean Marmo

    Such wonderful inspiration!!

  15. Christine Dring

    Fabulous school project and that surfing Santa stamp is too stinkin' adorable! Thanks for the chance to win!

  16. Kristie Maynard

    I love ideas that repurpose and recycle things.  This is adorable and could be adapted for any occasion.  Great job!

  17. Sharon Gullikson

    What a cute idea for a teacher. It never hurts to suck up 🙂

  18. Charlene

    Great idea for back to school gift!

  19. Cheryl Hutcherson

    Love the teacher gift!

  20. Samantha Kania

    what a great teachers gift for back to schoolor teacher's appreciation day!  thanks for sharing

  21. Joyce EJW

    Adorable gifts ideas

  22. Dorina D

    love all the teachers gifts ideas, So fun.

  23. Emily H

    This is fabulous! What a great idea!

  24. Jingle

    Adorable gift!


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