Saturday, April 30, 2011

Teacher Appreciation Notepad and Pen Set...


Teacher Appreciation Week is May 2nd - May 6th and I've got a couple of cute ideas that your kids teacher will love....... trust me, okay. 

The first idea is this notepad and pen set. It's a lot fun and your kids can help you put it all together!

  • 5 x 8 in./ 12.7 x 20.3 cm legal pads
  • Clear re-fillable pens, the larger the better
  • 3-4 Decorative 12 x 12 scrapbooking papers, coordinating solids and prints
  • Themed embellishments and/or stickers
  • Double-sided tape 
  • A paper cutter
Begin by measuring a paper of your choice to fit as the cover of your notepad. Measure an inch longer at the top so it folds over the top of the notepad, covering the binding. Next, place double-sided tape along the entire front and back of the top binding... as shown below:

Place the cover on the front of the notepad and secure it in place, folding the extra inch of paper over the pre-taped binding. Now you can start cutting your coordinating paper and adding your embellishments and/or stickers how you would like.

I chose to cut different sized rectangles in different papers to layer on my cover. I then vertically placed three apple sticker embellishments down the center.

For the pen, unscrew the top and remove the ink stem. Measure and cut coordinating paper to fit in the pen. Using the ink stem as a guide, roll the paper tightly around it. Place both the ink stem and paper back into the pen and screw the top back on. The larger the pen, the easier it is to fit both stem and paper back into the pen.

There you go! A cute, fun, and crafty Teacher Appreciation gift that just screams THANK YOU!!! 

I've got another super Teacher Appreciation idea that I will be posting soon...... stay tuned!

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