Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Christmas is coming…

…and what do you get your child’s teacher year in year out??

If you are anything like me, you have done the choccies to death, done the mugs and the stationary, gift vouchers and wine. Hmmmmm..they can be tricky those teachers, but you want to show your appreciation for all their hard work they have put in to your little devils all year!

This year, I came across these Cork message boards on Clearence and thought that they would look great altered and individualised for Teacher’s presents for Christmas. I decided to use some of the large WOW chipboard pieces that I have been sent in my DT kit, as i often struggle to use BIG chippies on layouts. I have altered the chippies with felt pens and Glimmermists.

I have made 3 Message Cord Boards so far….!


This 1st one is for my son Charlie’s Prep Teacher Miss Millen. I have used some fun colour combinations to reflect her personality, and I have used feminine accessories.


I decorated one of the ornate trees with mists and white pen, and also used the decorative Owl as a stand out piece on the project.


For the Second Cork Board, for my Son Angus’ Kindergarten teacher Mrs Lade, I have gone with a more traditional colours and school theme.


I have painted the letters and numbers from the boarder piece with paints, and outlines with a Sharpie pen and black versa ink.


For the 3rd Cork board, for my friend’s daughter’s teacher Mr V, I have one with a fun and cheeky look.


I have used the little aliens and a large ornate tree on this one. Colouring with glimmermists and a black Sharpie pen. Altering the tree with buttons to represent apples, and I have put pearls on the aliens eyes!


So if you are looking for a fun and creative present to give your child’s teacher, why not consider something like this. You could also alter diaries and notebooks, stationary sets and pencil cases, or get a nice picture of your child and alter a frame with some WOW chipboard pieces…the options are endless!

Happy Creating

Cheers Wendy x x x


Steve, Lynn and Laura said...

I Love it, I love it, I really really love it and the others too as you already know!!! Thank you so much Mr.V will love it too..Thanks :-)

Marelize said...

What a great idea Wendy! TFS.

LisaW said...

That's awesome Wendy! I'm totally pinning those to my "teacher's stuff" board!

Sara said...

These are a fabulous idea!

Lizzyc said...

what fabulous creations for teachers.. i reckon they will love them!!

Jane Ettia Jones said...

what an awesome idea wendy think i might make some for the boys bedrooms in the new house.....just awesome