Anyway, I decided at the last minute that we needed to make a back to school gift for the Princess's teacher. She is the sweetest teacher! So, we made a quick trip to Micheal's and bought a red canister, some flowers and a bag of mini-rocks. A half hour later we had created this!
First I designed the label in Paint Shop Pro using the new Hopscotch School Additions by Shabby Princess. I printed it out on photo paper and then used Mod Podge to glue it to the tin can. After it was attached I brushed a coat on top to help seal it and keep in clean. Then I simply tied a red gingham ribbon around the top and filled the can with the mini-rocks.
Next, I made the pens by attaching a flower to the top of a pen and then wrapping green floral tape around it. I hate how sticky the floral tape is, so I always rub flour on my hands and then roll the pens between my hands. Then I wipe them down with a dry cloth. It totally takes the sticky-ness away!
We arranged the finished pens in the can and it turned out so cute, yet functional!
We put it in a cute little gingham green bag with a coordinating tag for the princess to take to school. Her teacher loved it!
I've made of ton of these lately and love them. I don't have any of my own, though! I think it is first on my list if I ever finish my calendars!
I joined these fun parties!