Ten Easy DIY Teacher Gifts for Back to School

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Last week, I shared my easy Post it Note Mason Jar Gift Idea.  My daughter is going to give this to her teacher as a Back to School gift next week, and it was so simple!  I like for my children to arrive at school on the first day with a positive attitude, a love for their new teacher, and ready to start the year on a positive note. But, I don’t have a lot of time before school starts to make elaborate gifts.  Nor do I have a ton of money to spend since I’m buying supplies, clothes, and shoes!

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DIY First Day of School Sign

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One of the things I like about back to school time is seeing all the cute pictures on Facebook.   If you are like most parents, you are on the front porch, or in the yard at your typical photo spot, snapping away on the First Day of School.  This year, we have a new twist to back to school in our house…..my daughter is starting Kindergarten.  If this To My Fellow Moms on the First Day of Kindergarten doesn’t just make you cry like a baby….and speaking of a baby, I am sending my baby to Kindergarten……nothing will.

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Back to School Gifts and Tips

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Back to school brings out the organizer in me.   Does it you?  It’s something about a “new year” that does it.  When I was teaching, I could NOT wait to start a fresh lesson plan book, a clean classroom, a schedule, and new pens.  And lists.  Lists of students, things to do, lessons to plan, the list goes on and on.  I just love the freshness of back to school.

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Personalized Easter Baskets with Vinyl

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Personalized Easter baskets are my favorite.thing.ever.  Love them!  I purposefully visit Target, the Dollar Tree, and other stores to find items that can be functional, unique, and personalized with vinyl.  My Silhouette Cameo never lets me down-and these Personalized Easter Baskets are the perfect project for beginning Silhouette and vinyl users.

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Chocolatey Christmas Trees

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!  As soon as Thanksgiving is over, our house and our focus shifts right to Christmas.  I put the finishing touches on our Christmas countdown, find a good hiding spot for the gifts, and get creative in the kitchen!  But with all of this excitement and novelty of the Christmas season, I need to remind myself that simple is also impressive~even when it comes to food.

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DIY Christmas Ornaments Using a Silhouette Cameo

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Have you seen those super cute vinyled ornaments on Pinterest?  I am sure you have~particularly if you are the proud owner of a Silhouette Cameo machine like I am!  I had seen some pop up in my Pinterest feed, and I wondered if it was really as easy as cutting some vinyl and putting it on a glass ornament.

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DIY Nativity Shadowboxes

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It’s Christmas!  And that, to me, means a lot of things.  Jesus’ birth, sharing the love of Christ with my family, decorating the tree, getting our house all cozy for Christmas morning…..and DIY Christmas gifts!  Every Christmas, I have several parties to attend, and I like to bring a little something as a gift for the other ladies in attendance.  Plus, I am sharing some extra Christmas love with you, along with my Silhouette Challenge friends with an awesome, spectacular giveaway!  Keep reading!

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Perfect Holiday Gift for Boys & A $100 Walmart Giveaway

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I have two sweet boys who are all of a sudden 11!  I can’t believe that in February, these sweet boys will be turning the corner toward their teenage years!  Or, maybe I can’t believe that I am old enough to have 11 year olds!  Every year, I am on the quest to find cool Christmas gifts for them.  You know, something super awesome that they’ll love and treasure for years to come~and maybe even last long enough to give it to their kids.  While they still want toys, I’m happy to oblige~before they turn toward wanting super expensive electronics.  One of the cool Christmas gifts I’m gifting them this year is a Daisy Red Ryder BB Gun. [Read more…]

DIY Christmas Gifts~Coasters

DIY Coasters using a split damask design. Perfect for teachers, friends, and family at Christmas. #diygifts #christmas #silhouetteamerica

DIY Christmas gifts are starting to be my “go to” for the upcoming season.  Instead of thinking, “Where can I buy one of those?”, my thoughts turn to “I wonder what I could make for so and so’s gift?”  With our boys rotating amongst teachers during their school day {no more self-contained classrooms}, that is 4 teachers I want to treat to a fun Christmas gift, not just one teacher anymore!

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SPOOK-tacular Silhouette Gift Basket Giveaway

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You are in for a GREAT giveaway today!  You know how much I LOVE my Silhouette Cameo around here.  I use it all the time!  It is the BEST crafting machine, and I love how diverse it is!  Addressing envelopes, using Heat Transfer Vinyl, personalizing fun gifts or creating home decor-it’s the best!  I have teamed up with 22 of my fellow Silhouette bloggers to bring you a SPOOK-tacular Silhouette Gift Basket Giveaway!

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