December 9, 2008

"Teacher" Gifts

Ok, I delivered the teacher gifts to daycare this morning. I decorated clear glass ornaments with shredded paper, glitter, fake snow and rub ons.

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The ones with the snow and/or iridescent fill are hard to see, they have light blue/ purple wintry rub-ons on them.

I had a hard time with the packaging. First I made this with the acetate top:

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But they were a pain. I went down to the craft room (I was working on these in front of the TV in the evenings since my craft room is not set up yet) to get some patterned paper for the tops when I found the gift packaging set that I bought from Wal-mart last year. It has pillow boxes, takeout boxes and gift bags, with lots of die cuts to decorate. It is all packaged flat. I do not remember who makes them (Since I am posting from work) but I only used 2 last year. They were too small for most of the gifts that I gave! The takeout boxes worked perfectly, and the colors matched the ornaments that I made! It was meant to be.

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My next project is decorating the cocoa jars and nugget tin for my FILs gift basket. Nugget tins for co-workers (April, act surprised) and lotion jars need decorated. Oh, and I still have not sent out cards or started wrapping any gifts yet! Plus there is the cookie exchange (just family and a few friends), my Relay for Life meeting tonight, the girl's program Thursday, my company holiday party on Sat, Eric's birthday next Friday... I had better get started!


Jan said...

These are really cute ornaments Kelly! I want to give some of these to my Mom for Christmas but I want to add photos of her pets to the inside.

abi said...

what a nice idea, tfs

Patti said...

I don't know which is cuter - your sparkly ornaments or the gorgeous packaging. Great work. I'm sure the teachers appreciated you efforts.

louise said...

These are adorable Kelly, a really lovely idea. The packaging turned out brilliant, as you said, it was just meant to be.

louise said...

These are really cute Kelly, and the packaging turned out to be fab!

Pia said...

Beautiful ornaments!

Carina said...

The ornements are beautiful! I'll stop back for a "how to do" ;)