Give your favorite teacher a great Back to School gift, Teacher appreciation gift, or End of School gift with this cute Color My World thank you gift. There's instructions for the DIY gift, a free printable, as well as an excuse to snag a few pieces of candy while you make it.I know ALOT of parents who give gifts to their kids' teachers on the first day of school as a Welcome Back gift or as a Break The Ice gift. I admit, I don't do that myself, but think it's pretty smart to "sweeten" up the teacher before school begins...
Since my kids will be moving 2 months into school, I wanted to make a quick Back to School gift to thank the teacher for their help and love for the short time we are here.
Using my nifty Smooth Edge Can Opener, I took off the sharp edges of the tuna can and cleaned it out.
I started gluing crayons around the edge of the can.
I found the best way was to place a little bit of glue on the bottom half of the crayon at the back where the paper edges come together. (Can you tell that's what I'm doing? weird picture!)
Once all the crayons were glued around the edge (I actually only ended up using 35 crayons total), I used some of this fun polka dot ribbon that I bought at Walmart.
Using about 14 inches of the ribbon, I glued it around the crayons to help hold them together if anything gets bumped...and to add a pop of white to enhance the color to the gift.
I then took my 2-Inch Scallop Circle Paper Punch to a scrap piece of yellow paper I had (I knew there was a reason I kept all that paper) and then punched out the saying using a 1 1/2 inch Circle Punch. I glued the two together to the front of the ribbon where the edges overlapped.
I finished off the gift by adding a bag of candy to the center of the crayon ring.
Now I have a cute, cheap gift for all the teachers! It would also be a great end of school teacher gift or Christmas gift...in fact I may reuse it when I get to our new school. After all who doesn't need more candy in a cute container? And by buying the crayons on sale during the Back to School shopping, it's a cheap gift to make too!
Here's the printable if you want to try! I hope you'll share your creations, I'd love to see if you make this too.
Hi! GREAT idea! I would love to try this. I cannot get the image of the printables to enlarge. The other photos enlarge. Thanks!ReplyDelete
What an adorable idea!!!ReplyDelete
This is so clever and so easy! Well done! Thanks for sharingReplyDelete
Oh my goodness, I am in LOVE with this idea!! I just pinned it on Pinterest. I am totally going to make it! :)ReplyDelete
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This is absolutely adorable! Thanks so much for sharing.ReplyDelete
This is absolutely adorable and so wonderfully simple! Fabulous job and thank you so much for sharing this! I saw your cute thumbnail at Creation Corner and had to peek in on you!ReplyDelete
This is such a cute idea! Thanks for sharing : ) found you at Tatertots&Jello linkyReplyDelete
This turned out so sweet! What a lucky teacher!ReplyDelete
This is such a great idea. It is economical yet so cute and clever. Thanks so much for sharing!ReplyDelete
CUTE idea! Love how you used a tuna can ;)ReplyDelete
We host a linky party “Strut Your Stuff” every Sunday. This would be a perfect link up! I would love it if you added this and any other projects you'd like to share!! We appreciate it! Thanks for sharing!
Thank you for this great idea!ReplyDelete
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What a cute idea1 I love that you re purposed the tuna can:) I am a new follower!!ReplyDelete
This is so cute!!! I pinned it on pinterest for reference later! Also, I found you from Made by You Mondays on Skip to My Lou.ReplyDelete
What a super cute and thoughtful gift!ReplyDelete
I just found your site through a blog party and am happy to be a new follower. I would love for you to link your crayon gift post up at my Savvy HomeMade blog party at
Such a great idea!ReplyDelete
Love this! Found you on Inspire Me Fridays!ReplyDelete
I loved your idea so much that I had to try it out this week.ReplyDelete
Here's my version: Teacher Gift Idea @ PigskinsandPigtails
Thanks for the great idea!
What a cute idea! I love that they can use the crayon holder again too!ReplyDelete
SOOO DARLING!!! i love it:)ReplyDelete
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Because this is SOOOOO amazing, I'm featuring you and this post at this week's For the Kids Link Party at Sun Scholars! Thanks for sharing!!! Stop by and grab your A++ button and share with us again this week!ReplyDelete
Such an ingenious idea. Thanks for the printable!ReplyDelete
I have to admit... I have never read any post that included "I started with a tuna fish can and a box of crayons" and it turned out SO CUTE! Ha ha. I love it! Thank you so much for linking up at Savvy HomeMade Monday. We are partying again and I hope you will stop by! :)ReplyDelete
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I love this idea. Thankyou so much for sharing.ReplyDelete
Love this! A lot more economical then flowers and just adorable! Found you on Pinterest!ReplyDelete
I just made 6 of these today and they turned out pretty cute!! Thanks again for the idea!! :DReplyDelete
Thanks so much for this great idea. As a mum to four children who attend the same school, and each wishes to give their teacher and LSA's a gift....this is perfect and ideal! :-)ReplyDelete