Sunday, June 7, 2009

Flowers for Teacher

Schools out for summer! So you know what I was doing all last week...working on teacher gifts. Now I'm a firm believer that gifts given to teachers should come from the kids, not the parents. Sure, I'll throw in a gift card to go along with it -- to express my appreciation. But I think the kids need to be involved with it too. So of course this means hand made gifts. This year we gave our teachers flowers and cookies. Not just any flowers and not just any cookies. Handmade scented paper flowers and some awesome homemade shortbread.

Credit where credit is due: The inspiration for these pretty little packages came from two fellow Etsians. I really owe these ladies a debt of gratitude for the hours of fun the kiddos & I had creating our version of their fantastic flowers.


Delightfuldeceits fantastic Brown Bag Flowers - what a great thing to do to an old paper bag!! Her cards are beautiful too. She really knows how to make treasure out of trash.


ChelseaVantol's (you may know her as PaperCakes on Twitter) Pretty Paper Posies. Her shop's just so much colorful fun. Check out her craft kits -- little paper parties in a box.


And then there's the chef at The Pelican Inn who (years ago) so generously shared her shortbread recipe with me -- and this was no small act of kindness. It had to be translated (from Russian, I believe), converted to US weights & measures, and scaled back to a size reasonable for family consumption. It's just the most scrumptious stuff.


So thank you, ladies, for helping me & the kiddos thank another great group of ladies. And yes, my kiddos really did most of the work on those flowers. Need proof?


9 comments:

Cindy @ Chalk it Up! said...

These gifts are beautiful. What a lovely gift to present to a teacher.

Christie Cottage said...

What a wonderful way to dress up the bag of cookies!

The teachers will be requesting your kids to be in their class next year!

trudette, said...

that looks really awesome !

DalkullanJewelry said...

Those bags with the flowers are amazing!

AlyGatr said...

Beauty! I wish I were getting one of those :)

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Chelsea Ling said...

These are just lovely! So glad to have inspired you, your project turned out awesome!

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adelle said...

Oh my god!! I'm an art teacher at a high school and if I received something like that I would be over the moon!!

I'm lucky if I get a verbal thank you from the kids I teach...