I am completely overwhelmed by my end-of-the-school-year gift crafting, which is slightly derailed by my upcoming trip to International Quilt Market in Pittsburgh. But I couldn't let another week pass without bringing up the topic of teacher gifts.
It's been a long time since I've had to do teacher gifts -- I gave them up as each boy moved into middle school and six teachers -- but my daughter's gotten me back in the swing of thing. Sure, I could do a Starbucks gift card or a cutesy mug but Id rather make something really cool.
Last year, I made cool paper flowers
, which were a huge hit (it didn't hurt that DD's teacher was a scrapper). This year, I embellished each child's thumbprint on ceramic vases. Sure it took a little work -- and meant handing off my own child at our class picnic to paint -- but I think they turned out pretty cute.
I found a lot of great ideas -- including the inspiration for this year's gift -- on Flickr, including a couple of really cool quilts I'd like to try at some point. What kind of crafty teacher gifts do you or will you be making this year?