It’s that time of year again. It’s time to show the teachers in your children’s lives how much you appreciate what they do for your children. Teaching is a tireless job and it takes a very special person to become a great teacher. I am so thankful for all the wonderful teachers my children have had and always like to say thank you in a special way. I’ve created a cute little bucket to hold a tin pail with some pretty flowers. It’s inexpensive but flowers are always a sure way to bring a smile to someone’s day. Come and see how easy it is to create something meaningful.
- Favor Bucket by Girl Boy Girl Designs
- A is for Apple Boutique Collab Kit
- Scalloped Mat cutting file (no longer available)
- Tin pail from Target
- Mega Circle Punch
The first step was to re-size the Favor Bucket so that it would fit my tin pail after it was cut. To do this I just enlarged the cutting file as big as it would go on the 12×12 cutting mat in the Silhouette Studio software. I used some red cardstock and let the Cameo do its magic.
The Cameo makes creating these kinds of items so easy! All I had to do was fold on the scored lines and tape it together. It was the perfect size to hold my tin pail.
I wanted to add a bit of flair to the bucket so I printed out some of the papers from the A is for Apple digital kit. There were so many beautiful papers to choose from, I had a hard time picking which one to use! I added a strip of paper to the front of the bucket and then glued on a scalloped mat cut from blue cardstock.
I wanted a simple ‘Thank You’ message on the front of the bucket so I created a file in Photoshop of circles with the phrase ‘Thank you’ sized perfectly to be cut out with my Mega circle punch.
This is a close-up of the bucket with a bit of flair added.
Last thing I did was create some Teacher Appreciation notecards to go with the gift. I used a variety of files from the A is for Apple digital kit. This kit is chock full of great papers and embellishments! This is the one that I used on my gift.
I created a total of 10 Teacher Appreciation notecards. If you would like to download them for free, come check them out on my blog.
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