Monday, May 14, 2018

Graduation gift idea for Young Women

The time of year has come to think about the upcoming graduates in your life! This year in our church youth organization, we have 4 young women graduating. We love and are so proud of these girls and wanted to give them a gift of encouragement as they start a new chapter in their lives.

First of all, I must give credit where credit is due. Thanks to Pinterest (as always!), I got this great idea for the wrapping from here and the necklace from here. This gift idea has a cute "Adventure Awaits" theme that we wanted to use.

I started by buying cute journals and pens from Family Dollar.

I bought anchor necklaces from Amazon. I re-typed the necklace card using the original inspiration and added a few words, too. I printed them out, cut to size, cut the notches for the chain and re-inserted them into their plastic package.

Then I just used microsoft word to type up the tags like the inspiration photo. I personalized them and added a globe from the word program. I used some tag templates I had to trace the outline of the tag and cut them out.

I tied all the goodies together like so:

Then I wrapped them all up with world map gift wrap that I bought on Ebay.

I think they turned out pretty cute and very similar to the original idea I saw on Pinterest which was the goal. I hope the young women like them! All together, this gift only cost about $13 each, not bad considering the original anchor necklace alone is $40!

Cheers to all the upcoming grads and I hope you have a great week!


Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Teacher Appreciation Door Ideas

Teacher Appreciation is next week. I was asked to make some door posters for the staff at my kids' school. The school provided the poster board and black cardstock and I came up with the ideas (with the help of Pinterest). My friend has a Cricut machine and cut all the letters and designs and I glued them on. They turned out soo cute! The reason we did poster board and not the full door size paper is because the fire marshall said it was against fire code. So if that is true, I just wanted to pass that important information along. Personally, I think doing it on poster board instead of the full door was a huge benefit for my time and was much easier to make and transport to the school. We did 14 posters in all.
Happy Teacher Appreciation Week to all teachers out there!