Friday, November 30, 2007

To: Landon's Teacher

I found this cute idea in a Simple Scrapbooks magazine and thought I'd share it with you. It's a keepsake box for your childs' teacher.

5½ x 3½ x 5½ wooden box (or any wooden box with a hinged lid)
coordinating patterned papers (those shown are FoofaLa)
acrylic paint to match papers
letter rub-ons
project by Elizabeth Dillow, Mountain House, CA
1. Open the lid of the wooden box, and paint the edges of the lid and box. Let dry.
2. Measure the inside of the lid and the interior sides of the box; then cut patterned paper to fit. Adhere in place. (Elizabeth used a Xyron machine to cover her paper with adhesive. With cardstock, try something stronger, like PVA or Yes! Glue.)
3. Measure the exterior sides of the lid and the box; then cut patterned paper to fit. Adhere in place.
4. Embellish the lid of your box using theme rub-ons, letter rub-ons, and other appropriate accents. (Elizabeth used a box with a faux chalkboard top, adding two short pencils and a piece of chalk tied up with a ribbon.)
No guarantees that Mrs. Grubbs will be getting one this year. But it's the thought that counts right?


Alicia said...

What a cute idea, I had completely forgotten about a gift for his teacher, yikes, glad you posted this.

Bonnie B. said...

So cute!

SS/DS Jennafer said...
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