Saturday, August 21, 2010

Back to School Goodies

I have been busy this week.  School starts on Monday and things in my house have been a little crazy (but when aren't they, with three little boys running around?).  I have finally completed the back to school gifts for the teachers and I'm so excited to share. 
I used the Let's Do Lunch template from My Timeless Templates from PTI.  This year, I used a strip of ribbon, which I folded near the end for extra strength, and secured with a bronze large brad.  I also added a bow and school themed button to the front.  These were both secured with hot glue after the box was put together. 
I actually punched two of the file tab punches in red, one for the bottom, and one for the lid.  Then I used velcro dots to keep the top closed.  I think this method works the best. 
Inside each box are 4- 4x4 note cards, a pillow box with beaded lanyard inside, and a matchbox with 4 Hershey's nuggets inside. 
I used the Holiday Treats set by PTI to stamp the labels of the nuggets.  I hand wrote "Welcome Back" with an Old Olive SU! marker.
One set of notes was a simple Thank You from Simply Stationary - I added a dry embossed line around the edge, 1/2 in from all sides.
For the other teacher I included monogrammed thank you notes from Simply Stationary.  This time I used my black pen to add a line around the edge (1/2in from all sides).
Finally, I added beaded lanyards.  I thought I was done last night, but I had no idea for packaging the lanyards to look cute.  This morning I thought about a small pillow box.  I dug through my patterns and found one the perfect size.  I added a tag and some ribbon to the front.

16 comments:

  1. Simply amazing!!! What a great gift and you did such a nice job creating it! They will love it.

    ReplyDelete
  2. WOW that is over the top ......... great job with EVERY THING on this project!!! This really is so special and the teachers are going to be over the moon for the whole package. Fantastic job!!!

    ReplyDelete
  3. OMG!!! I just found you on the PTI forum and your blog is WONDERFUL!!!

    I am just lovin' these back to school projects and that globe button in the centre of your bow is a knock out! Great job and thank you for sharing your beautiful work!

    Karen
    x

    ReplyDelete
  4. WOW! Simply fabulous! Love the lunch boxes and the paper used to decorate them. Your handle on top looks really secure. Those school theme buttons are adorable too. And what wonderful gifts tucked inside! Super job!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Dag, I sent hand sanitizer! :) I especially love the note cards! Simple and stunning! Great gift!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Gorgeous project, Robin! Love all the items inside the lunch box as well! I bet the teacher will love them. Note card are classy. Fantastic work!

    ReplyDelete
  7. So beautiful! I love this template as a back to school gift, great idea! All the goodies inside are beautiful, and sure to be loved by the teacher!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Everything is SO cute!! The teachers will love them.

    ReplyDelete
  9. This is an absolutely super creative gift. Every detail is so well thought out. Those teachers are going to love them.

    ReplyDelete
  10. These gift boxes are nothing short of precious, Robin! And your goodies inside--wow! Everything is presented so perfectly, and what great choices! Those two teachers are going to be doing a happy dance!

    ReplyDelete
  11. This is such a beautiful gift! The jewelery, the hand stamped cards....perfect!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Okay, you make me wish I was one of the boys teachers!

    ReplyDelete
  13. What a great gift! Those boxes are super cute and packed full of goodies!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Wow! What a great gift idea! I am sure the teachers will love them!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Beaded Lanyards, Bangle Watches, Fashion Watches Wholesale, Beaded Lanyard Wholesale, Gemstone Watches, Narmi, Watch Faces, etc. Sarahwholesale has it all!

    ReplyDelete