Recently I posted a DIY on how to make apple mason jars. If you missed it, check it out here. But chances are if you’re here, it’s because the end of the year has officially arrived, you have no teacher gifts, and if your kids are like mine they are counting down (and letting you know) the seconds.
Before we say farewell, let’s say, “Thanks for putting up my with kid!”
Luckily for you I have another super cute, and super easy DIY. Just grab a gift card (or cash…) and some scrap fabric and in about 30 minutes you’re kids will be all set to THANK their teachers in the coolest way. Trust me, they’ll love it.
All you need is scrap fabric, thread, scissors, and sewing machine or needle to sew by hand. Make sure one of the color fabrics is white or off-white since this is supposed to look like notebook paper. I had a cream color canvas so I used that.
Start by cutting the exterior (we’ll call it white) and interior fabrics to 4.5 x 6.5.”
On the white fabric, sew lines across with blue thread about 3/8 of an inch apart and one red line down along the left side, about 1.5″in from the side.
Look how cute already! Don’t you just want to write on it?
Sew exterior to interior, right sides together with 1/4 inch seam allowances. Leave a two inch opening in the middle of the bottom. Don’t forget to back stitch a few times on either side of the opening. Clip the corners.
Turn right side out and press. Tuck in raw edges of opening, press and top stitch the top and bottom sides.
Fold in half and top stitch the two sides as close to the edge as you can. If you follow these directions, the gift card should fit very snuggly inside. If your seam allowance is larger, you might have a harder time getting a gift card to fit in.
You can personalize these in so many ways! I chose to write a simple “Thank you” in red sharpie. You could get fancy and hand stitch a message or if you’re brave (braver than me…) let your child write a message right on it!
It’s very true that by June I have no more “pretty pencils.” The best I could do is this one shown, with eraser chewed off, lol. Hey, at least I sharpened it!
Here’s to a great year! I’m sure your kid’s teacher will be so appreciative, however you chose to say thanks.
Let me know if you have any questions or if you make your own!