Back to School Teacher Gift

As the new school year begins…

Don’t forget about the teachers in your life.

We all know your child’s teacher is over the moon to have your wonderful child in her class,

but just remember, she still has to deal with “you know who’s” kid.

And while she may “need” school supplies…

what she really wants is CHOCOLATE.  (and maybe wine)

Believe me…she’s not ready for summer to be over either.

To bribe entice your child’s teacher…

You might want to create a Back to School Teacher’s Gift Box using the

Xyron 9″ Creative Station* and the Eileen Hull Treasure Box Die*.   


Back to School Teacher Gift Box Supplies Used:

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To Create the Back to School Teacher Gift Box:

  • Lay decorative scrapbook paper (design side up) on the  Xyron 9″ Creative Station* crank the handle to run the paper through the machine.  As it moves through the Xyron Creative Station it adds adhesive to the back side of the paper.  The Xyron Creative Station is easy to use and it doesn’t need electricity.
  • Adhere the paper onto the chipboard.  If you would like a design on the inside of the box, adhere coordinating paper on the other side of the chipboard.

I love using the Xyron Creative Station* when making larger projects like this because you get complete coverage, great adhesion, no wrinkling and no bubbles!

  • Lay the covered mat board over the Treasure Box Die* sandwiched between two cutting plates.  (for larger dies use the Sizzix Extender Cutting Plates)
  • Crank the handle of the Sizzix Big Shot Die Cutting Machine*and run the die through the machine.  The Big Shot will cut and score the mat board.

  • You will need to cut two of each piece to create the treasure box.

  • Fold chipboard along creased lines and attach matching pieces together.  Because the  chipboard is thick, you will need a strong adhesive to bond the pieces together.
  • Glue the two rectangle pieces on the top and bottom of the box and lid.

  • Cut the tops off 4 pencils approx. 3/4″.
  • Cut one long 3-3/4″ pencil piece.
  • Cut two pieces of pencil 1/2″.

  • Glue the 4 pencil tops to the bottom of the box to create feet.
  • Glue the two small pencil pieces onto the larger pencil piece to create a handle.

To create the hinges…

  • Add adhesive on a piece of faux leather paper by running it through the Xyron Creative Station.
  • Adhere it to a second piece of faux leather paper so that it’s double sided.
  • Die cut two hinges using  the hinge part of the Treasure Box die.
  • Adhere onto back of the box.

Fill the box with chocolates or other goodies and give to your favorite teacher.

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Quick and Easy Golfer Gift

Monogram Golf Towel

Make something special for your favorite golfer using

Joy® embroidered iron-on monogram letters!

To make the Monogram Towel you will need:
  • Joy® Monogram Left Letter
  • Joy® Monogram Center Letter
  • Joy® Monogram Right Letter
  • Plain Golf Towel
  • Iron and pressing cloth

Instructions:
  1. Check care label of towel to check heat tolerance.
  2. Heat iron to cotton setting 300-350°.
  3. Position letters onto towel, heat seal side down, threads up.
  4. Carefully cover letters with a clean cloth.
  5. Using firm pressure, iron over the letters in a circular motion for 30 seconds.
  6. Turn towel over and iron the back for another 30 seconds.
  7. Let cool for a minute before handling.
Joy® iron-on embroidered letters and appliqués can be found at your local craft stores!

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Christmas in a Bottle Necklace

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Christmas in a Bottle…

A beautiful reminder of the Winter Season and a Wonderful Holiday Gift Idea.

Now you can wear a fun little Snow Globe around your neck.  (it’s waterless)

Since I had several “Christmas Tree in a Bottle” kits left over from my Holiday Workshop last month,

I decided to make them into necklaces and put them in my Etsy Shop.

The bottle with cork measures approx. 2″ tall and comes with a 24″ necklace.

They are available in Green, Purple, Pink and Hot Pink.  (limited quantities)

If your interested can find them here.

Festive 3-Tier Serving Stand

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Create an elegant Holiday serving stand…

using random thrift store dishes and a Dollar Store candlestick.

Imagine this filled with yummy deserts and treats.

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Here’s what you’ll need to get started:             (*affiliate link)

Directions:

  • Clean and dry dishes.  Wipe areas where adhesive will be applied with rubbing alcohol to remove any oil left on glass from handling.

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  • Run a thin line of adhesive on the top of the glass candlestick and adhere to the bottom of the medium plate.  Let dry.

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  • Place jingle bells into glass cordial. Run thin line of adhesive on top of glass cordial.  Adhere to bottom of the smallest plate.  Let dry.

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  • Adhere bottom of glass cordial to center of the medium plate.
  • Adhere bottom of glass candlestick to top center of largest plate.

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TIP… Use as three separate pieces or adhere together to create one elegant serving stand.

 

 

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Merry Christmas Gift Bag

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Make your Christmas Gift Bags a little more special with iron-on letters from Joy.

Merry Christmas Gift Bag Supplies

Start with a plain drawstring bag.  (Mine was from Canvas Corp.)

Replace the drawstring cording on the bag with red and white gingham ribbon and add iron-on

letters in red and neon yellow.  (in person the neon yellow looked lime to me)

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Glue white lace, rick rack, buttons and a small wreath to the front of the bag.

For a truly personalized gift add a name instead of Merry Christmas.

 

This project was created for and sponsored by Joy SA.