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WHAT DO YOU GET THE TEACHER WHO SAVED YOUR SANITY?

It’s the end of the school year and Good Enough Mother, of course, WAITED until the bitter end to think about teacher’s gifts. Bad mommy. So I went into a little boutique in the next town over and found these awesome frames. One little problem, they were 50 bucks each! Even me with my craptastic math skills can figure out that’s a bit steep.

 

So I went to Michael’s craft store with an idea. I picked up:

 

 

 

3 plain frames                                               4.99 each

1 bag river rocks                                            .99 (on sale)

2 bags of glass beads, smooth on one side   2.99 each

 

9 bunches of fake flowers                             1.79 each

 

2 glue guns                                                     3.99 each

I had the kids pluck the flowers from the plastic stems.

 

Then, using a hot glue gun, we went to work. Be very careful hot glue can burn and that is no fun! If you are doing this project with young kids, you better control the glue gun.

 

Casey glued the flowers on her frame, Cole put the glass beads on his and I did the river rocks.  Here’s a tip: glue everything close together to give it visual interest and dimension.

 

When the frames were done, I had the kids write a note to each teacher and I placed it inside.

 

Voila! The finished product!

 

 

 

Total time, start to finish was about an hour and I spent less on the three frames than I would have on just one of the expensive ones. But what I like best about this is the personal touch from my kids.

 

Ease, convenience and now add INEXPENSIVE to the list of words that GEMs love to hear!

 

What do you do for teacher gifts?  Or is taking your kids off their hands for the summer a gift in and of itself?

 

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