Wednesday, February 16, 2011

A Gift for the Teachers

I just made these for my son's preschool Teachers. I actually gave them to them on Valentine's Day, but I wanted them to be something they could enjoy all year round, not just on Valentine's. I've been wanting to do something with my empty Prima jars & this seemed like the perfect project to use them for.

I first used Goo Gone on them to get rid of the labels & adhesive on the fronts & back. I then washed & dried them thoroughly. The papers used are from the DCWV the Grade School stack. I used the smallest 4.5" by 6.5" stack because the prints are smaller & wrapped around the jars perfectly, after I trimmed about an inch off the width. I chose the music note paper on the one because she is the music teacher. There are lots of great prints to choose from & it was hard to decide which ones to use. I used the Create a Critter Cricut cartridge for the smiling apples. For the apple charms I used the Doodlecharms cartridge. I then set each of the charm holes with an eyelet to give it more strength. I wrote each of the teacher's names in a Gelly Roll red glitter pen. I tied some skinny yellow ribbon & skinny red with white polka dots ribbon around the neck of the jars with the apple charm attached to the red one.
I wish I would have remembered to take a picture of the tops! I put 1 1/2 inch circles of the coordinating paper on each of the lids & topped each one with a really small metallic red heart. I filled them all with Hershey Kisses. 

I think they came out really cute & all of his Teacher's loved them. It only took me a few hours to make them & was an easy & fun project to make.