So here it is, the 21st of December, and my kids are getting out of school for the holidays today. No time like the 11th hour (and I do believe it was about 11 p.m. last night that we finished) to get gifts done for their teachers, right? :) I wanted to share this idea with you, and the nice thing is that this idea can be used for any teacher at any time of year. No Christmas/holiday theme needed!
Here’s how they ended up:
First off, I must say that I have been loving mustaches as a design element for several months now. They are cute and quirky and make for a really fun play on words. So I decided on the theme of Stash (of candy, stickers, erasers, etc.) that a teacher could keep either on his/her desk or hidden away.
Many thanks to one of my FAVORITE digital designers, Dani Mogstad, for the supplies from her SO-BEAUTIFUL Snap Happy digital kit.
And here’s the full view of the jar:
The Supply List
- Glass jar with a round lid
- Glitter tape (I used American Crafts 1/4 inch silver glitter tape, but Aqua right here would work)
- Green/white baker’s twine, 1 yard for each jar
- 4-inch paper doily, 1 for each jar
- Rhinestones, 3 for each jar (I used orange)
- Book paper (I have a dollar-store dictionary on hand for punching shapes out)
- 1 1/2 inch star punch (I used this lovely Fiskars one)
- Large fabric-covered brads. I used Paper Cottage from BasicGrey
- Premium Presentation Paper (Epson)
- Hole punch (I used the 1/8 inch hole punch in my Crop-a-dile)
Download the Cuteness
First step is to download the images. In the PDF file, you’ll get two images like this:
You’ll also get two .jpg images so you can arrange them on a document for printing multiples. However you’d like to roll. I’ve zipped them all together with a sample photograph.
Click here to download the Teacher’s Secret Stash Printable.
- Print each image on to Presentation Paper (not white cardstock) and trim out.
- Adhere the circle image to the top of the jar.
- Wrap the glitter tape around the neck of the jar.
- Add the rhinestones to the tag just above the owl image
- Layer the doily, the tag, and the paper star together, with the doily centered behind the tag, and the star in the top right corner of the tag. Punch through all 3 layers. (You may want to add a bit of adhesive to the layers to keep them together.
- Wrap the baker’s twine around the jar so that the two ends come together and are facing you. Pull the ends of the twine through the hole in the tag from back to front, then tie in a bow to hold the tag to the jar.
- Add the brad through the hole on top of the twine and bend the prongs out to hold the tag to the twine.
- Fill the jar with any awesome thing, and prepare to knock the teacher’s socks off!
I purchased four flat-topped glass jars from A.C. Moore. The brand is Anchor Hocking and they look like this:
The lids are circular and the sides are flat, which makes the possibilities with this jar pretty endless. I got the 32-oz size, which has a lid size of about 4 1/2 inches across.
Here is the gorgeous Snap Happy digital kit from Dani Mogstad:
I’d love to see anything you make with this!
Have a wonderful Holiday and Happy Friday!