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Easy Treat-Filled Flower Pot Teacher Gift

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Treat Filled Flower Pot Teacher Gift

Somehow this school year is coming to an end and, when it does, I’ll have a kindergarten graduate.  That just sounds so weird!  Anyway, I’ve always loved making end of the year gifts, as well as Christmas ones, for Gav’s teachers.  (Check out my party in a box gift from last year!) Teachers are incredible (And I say this as a parent and the daughter of a teacher).  They sacrifice way more than their students’ parents know and they deserve out thanks.  Let’s be real, if they didn’t do it, you’d have to and when’s the last time you considered home schooling?  NOT I! (Not to knock home schoolers.  If that’s what you are called to you, more power to you and you have the patience of Job.)  This year Gavin had to transition from one school to another and his current teacher has been nothing short of awesome!  I wanted to make her something special and here’s how a make her treat-filled flower pot.Continue reading

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If you can’t tell, I’m in love with making planters lately.  Maybe it’s the warmer weather mixed with trying to will spring into existence but whatever the case, I’m filling my space with some (fake) green!  I don’t have the greenest thumb and pair that with some minimal light in my office and you don’t the best environment for a real plant to drive.  Yet, I still like have the green and florals around so today I’m sharing with you a whimsical planter I made specifically for my creative space.Continue reading

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How to Make a Party in a BoxIt’s that time of the school year already…the end!  Summer is approaching (if you live in the south like we do, it’s already here) and it’s time for teacher gifts.  Now, I’m a teacher myself and get a few gifts and I’m not one bit opposed to getting a gift card.  Those are awesome and so appreciated!  With that said, I just can’t stop my creative side from wanting to do more.  I got this crazy idea in my head about a party in a box for Gav’s teachers and I had to run with it.  It’s so simple, can be relatively inexpensive, and it so fun!

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Peg people are so fun!  There are so many handmade shops that make incredible custom orders and popular characters.  They are also great for little hands to play with but this is a different sort of project.  It’s no surprise that I love my boys and I love to have something on my just about all the time that represents them.  I have pictures on my phone, they are my lock screen, and my favorite is my bracelet that has both of their names on it.  Then, one day, this idea popped in my head and I had to go for it!

What You’ll Need: Unfinished Wooden Peg Figure, Screw Eye, Paint, Sealant (i.e. Modge Podge, etc.), Super Glue, Key Ring

Start by screwing in the screw eye (found mine in the hardware section of Walmart) into the top of the peg figure and take it back out.

Paint your figure any way you like.  You can be as detailed or simple as your artistic abilities allow.  Since I wanted one for Gav and one for Ro, I opted to tape off half of the peg and paint one boy on each side.  Once it’s dry, paint or spray on the sealant.

Drop some super glue into the screw hole and place the screw back in the peg.  Allow it to dry then add the key ring.

This would make a great gift for Fathers Day!  What I like about it, besides the fact that it represents my babies, is that it’s light weight and doesn’t add more bulk to my keys!

This would also be fun to paint on your favorite characters.  What would you paint on your peg person?

XO, Kelly

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Need a last minute Mother’s Day gift?  What you make something for that special teacher?  I think these frames make the perfect DIY gift!  These are easy to make and can be personalized however you like.

I made this one for my mom since I wanted to give her something this year to incorporate our new edition.  This is also special because, as a mother of only one, my mom is getting a second grandchild!  She is beside herself excited!

This DIY also comes with a FREEBIE!  Don’t see your special grandparent name?  Let me know and I’ll be happy to whip one up just for you!

Can’t wait to give this to my mama and see it in her classroom!  Also, I wish we had a name to put on here instead of “Baby”, but we’ll find out the gender the DAY AFTER Mother’s day.  It’ll serve as a fun memory for when we found out what our second bundle of love is!

Click HERE for the full tutorial on Pretty Providence.

XO, Kelly

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