Here are a few gifts I made for teachers this past year. The idea came from an article in a local magazine from my hometown. (If I can find the magazine & article, I will definitely give credit where credit is due!)
Update!! February 3, 2011
Can you believe it?!?! I found the adorable person that was the inspiration behind these little gifts! Her name is Cyndy and she has an equally adorable blog called The Exchange...you must go check it out! Thanks for the great idea, Cyndy...you are super talented!
Of course, I made these BB (before blogging) so I don't have step-by-step photos. Its pretty easy and self explanatory, but I'll go ahead and explain what I did.
Cut scrapbook paper to fit back of frame...spray said frame with spray adhesive, attach paper. Place into frame. Add sticker letters. Attach ribbon to top of frame with hot glue...ta-da!!!
(I also printed off some cute, small labels with a Christmas wish/verse from my child to attach on the back.)
To Make the Blue joy frame
Same as above, but instead of stickers I created my own letters out of chip board. Just painted them with gold & silver metallic paints. Once dry, I added a few rhinestones with Tacky Glue for accents. I attached them to the paper with glue dots.
I've done different versions of this same type of gift....fabric background/rhinestone cross on top or/initials.
The possiblilities are only limited to your imagination.