DIY easy Holiday gifts for teachers

This year I planned to make my son’s preschool teachers homemade mason jar holiday gifts. Christmas is everyone’s favorite time of the year and it makes it even better by making your own creative and personalized gifts. This fun and easy idea takes hardly any time to create.

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You will need:

  • Mason jars (available at Dollar Tree)
  • Ribbon
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Scissors
  • Key tags
  • Colorful stickers
  • contents – hot drink mixes, marshmallows, ¬†candy canes ( the contents can be anything of your choice)

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Start by adding some decorative stickers to the mason jar and add some marshmallows and hot drink mixes.

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These are some of the drink mixes that I got:

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Then I cut circles out of some scrapbook book paper to add to the lids of the jars.

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Insert the candy canes and close the pretty lids. Tie ribbons to the top and you’re almost done.

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Now to add a little message I hung the little key tags to the ribbons like so:

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And our homemade holiday gifts are ready:

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Hope you enjoyed!  Happy Holidays!!

 

DIY 4th of July Shirt with Felt

My son needed to wear Red Blue and White colors to school to celebrate the 4th of July so I decided to make him a shirt using some supplies I had at home. What you need:

  • A Red, Blue or a White T-shirt
  • Red, Blue and White felt
  • Fabric Glue or needle and thread

glue I found an old blue T-shirt I did not mind ruining. Luckily it even had red piping on its sleeves. I cut out a rectangle out of red felt cloth. Then cut three stripes out of the white felt cloth. IMG_20140703_085703 Apply fabric glue all over the edge of the red rectangle and press it on the shirt. Now glue on the white stripes. pic20140703105352 Cut out a square of a darker colored blue felt cloth. Glue on to the red rectangle. Almost there! Now with the left over material from the white stripes cut out a few stars. They need not be so neat. Or at least mine weren’t but that’s okay. IMG_2014070315233Keep it for 2 to 4 hours to set. I kept mine overnight.

And Tadaaaa! ! Someone’s ready for the 4th of July weekend!

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