June 10, 2013

Monday Made It: End of Year Gifts

So excited to be back participating in Monday Made It! I tried to make something each week the past summer but my year was so crazy, I just stopped crafting. Summer is here again, and I am back!

First up - gifts for my room moms. I got the idea from this pin. Grab yourself an ice cream container, add some tissue paper and a gift card and call it a day. Easy but a crowd pleaser!

Next up - adorable (if I do say so myself) gift card clutches made from scrapbook paper. Click here to see the step-by-step directions from Crafting Rebellion. Super easy and it makes giving the gift card a little more personalized. These were so easy to make and the kid's teachers loved them! My daughter's teacher has her whole classroom decorated in red and zebra.... my son's teacher doesn't have a theme so I had to go with the awesome chevron. I just added a blinged up buckle to make it a little more purse like. 

Lastly, I wanted to give my team a little something since I am moving to a new grade. Words can not express how much I adore the five women I had the pleasure of working with everyday. I had my most challenging year yet, and I leaned on them so much! We laughed, cried, and everything in-between. This pin and this bucket-filler poem were my inspiration but I had to change it up a bit to fit. 

Here is the poem up close. (The watermark with my blog name wasn't on it!) I just cut it out and attached it to a wooden skewer with glue. 

I can't wait to see what you all made! Happy Monday (my first one of the summer- yippee) 


  1. That gift card holder is too cute! Well, all your gift ideas are cute, really! I'm pinning a few of them now.

    Have a great week!

    Primarily Speaking

  2. I love those gift card clutches. I will have to try those some time. Thanks for the direction link.

    room 4 imagination

  3. How cute! I love those gift card holders! Adorable!

    Collaboration Cuties

  4. Sweet gifts! I love the gifts you gave your team. What grade are you moving to?
    Brandee @ Creating Lifelong Learners