Brittany Beattie with Creating Keepsakes Magazine has gift ideas that are creative and cost-effective.
Send your student back to school on a creative note with these projects from the September 2010 issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine. Whether you’re sending a surprise for your amazing student or you want to offer their teacher or bus driver a nice hello, these ideas are sure to impress and make this important time extra memorable. Plus, they’re all easy to create and cost effective, adding to their A+ style!
Note Card Set
by Megan Hoeppner
Color your student’s new teacher a one-of-a-kind stationery set with these monochromatic note cards, which can be made from scraps of cardstock and patterned paper. Top them off with a few monochromatic accents (buttons, flowers, etc.) for a touch of texture and pizzazz.
Technique to Note: Add to the theme of your cards by giving them in a personalized crayon box. Cut crayons from the same bits of paper you used to create your notes, and adhere them to the box for an eye-catching finishing touch.
Personalized Pencil Treat
by Jaime Ward
What could be better than a chocolate surprise disguised as a cute pencil? These noteworthy treats are made by wrapping cardstock around a package of Rolos and topping that treat of with a sharpened Hershey’s Kiss.
Technique to Note: Create the look of the pencil tip by cutting the end of your yellow cardstock with decorative edge scissors.
Day 1 Care Package
by Mou Saha
The first day of school can be a nerve-wracking experience for a young student. Send them off on the right foot with this adorable care package. Simply add a few school-themed accents to a small bag and insert a few of the necessities (tissue, pencils, Band-Aids, granola bars, hand sanitizer, etc.).
Technique to Note: For an added touch, wrap your supplies with and include a written note. These extra touches are sure to make your student’s transition easier.
by Laina Lamb
Your students aren’t the only ones who have supplies to sort. Teachers also have a number of supplies that will need stashing, which is why these customized lunchbox tins are sure to make the grade.
Technique to Note: Add black cardstock and white letter stickers to mimic the look of a chalkboard.
Chalkboard Treat & Supply Container
by Megan Hoeppner
Make your child’s teacher the star of the school with this easy-to-make welcome gift. Simply add chalkboard wall vinyl labels (available at Stampin’ Up!) to a glass jar (or a stack of jars, like these from Tai Pan Trading) and insert a few goodies.
Technique to Note:For instructions on how to add vinyl to glass, check out the how-to article on the Creating Keepsakes website.