Every year I try to think of something different to say Thank You to my daughters teachers. This year with the help of my hydrangeas blooming a month early I had beautiful pink hydrangeas to share. I also had seed packets that I decided to share with them as well – I picked them up at the Dollar Tree (honestly they are the only seeds I can grow – lol). Creating some stamped paper with my Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads I created a one of a kind paper. I took my Thank You stamp and stamped it in the middle of each card and glues it to the back side of the seed packet.
The coffee mug was almost 4 months in the making it was originally going to be a surprise for my daughter’s teacher but surprising her turned out being way more difficult than I had planned. I ended up spilling the beans so I could actually get it finished.
I used PLAID® Enamel Paints on the coffee mug. Each circle will contain the fingerprints for every student in the class (their names under each fingerprint.) The idea came from my friend Leslierahye – she did a fundraiser and did the bees on a bucket with paint, it was so cute! I hand painted everything, including the names with a liner brush. I ended up bringing the yellow paint with me to school (for a function this week) so I could get the mug finished. I also set everything with my oven 350 degrees at 30 minutes. It is now top rack dish washer safe!
Please Note I did smudge out all the names of my daughter’s teachers and classmates but it does not take away from the mug.
The finished gifts with the flowers:
All three gifts for three amazing ladies who made an amazing, lasting impression on my daughter and her classmates lives. I love them all so very much!