Hey everyone, it’s Raquel here sharing with you a gift idea and project that you can easily complete at home as part of Teacher Appreciation week here on the Pink Paislee blog. You may not be aware, but I am a primary school teacher so this theme on the blog is pretty close to my heart.
As a teacher, I have received many gifts of appreciation over the years I have been teaching. To be honest for me, beautiful words in a card or a lovely conversation with a parent who is so thankful for the education and love I have shown their child/children is more than I could ever want or ask for. However, I know that we as a society love to buy gifts to show those we love and appreciate that we care and are thankful for all that they do.
This theme on the blog made me reflect on some of the gifts that I have been given and the ones that I appreciated the most. Any gift which gave me the opportunity to treat myself, or have a night out of the house was so appreciated; like a coffee card, movie vouchers, restaurant voucher, gift card etc. I know sometimes people may think that giving gift cards and vouchers are not personal, however, when it comes to a teacher I think this is the perfect gift. And I can tell you that from experience too!
So that got me thinking about what I could share with you today on this post so I decided to do some searching for a good tutorial and template to make a unique gift card holder. I was very excited when I came across this amazing template by Snapdragon Snippets and tutorial that I found via the Silhouette Store and I just knew I had to make it for this post. Is there anything more perfect than a gift card holder for a teacher that looks like a book?
Here is the gift card holder:
I just knew that I had to use Paper 15 from the Oh My Heart collection to create this gift card box. A book template with book printed patterned paper! Yes!
The design of this template from Snapdragon Design is created so meticulously that the box closes perfectly and each piece is easy to assemble simply by following the detailed instructions within her blog.
To finish the book box I decided to add a ribbon around the outside with a gift tag by Pebbles Inc with a message of ‘thanks’. Of course I had to embellish it with a chipboard flower and heart charm from the Oh My Heart collection.
Once the box is completed just pop in a gift card from a store of choice and voila, all finished!
I hope this post has inspired you today! Thanks so much for stopping by. Sending much love to all those hard working and underpaid teachers out there xxxx