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Teacher Appreciation Gift: Lucky Frame

Wow, can you believe the first week of May is Teacher Appreciation week? Here's a cute and easy gift idea.

Supplies: Wooden frame, acrylic paint (I used green, red, and yellow), some wooden shapes (I used a horseshoe, a heart and 4 small rulers), some vinyl sticky back chalkboard material (or chalkboard paint), letter stickers, a large box of crayons, some scotch tape and of course, your trusty glue gun. 


Step 1:  Remove the glass and paint the wooden frame.  

It will probably need 2-3 coats of paint.


Step 2:  Paint the horseshoe and heart pieces.


Step 3:  I used regular scotch tape to basically line up all my crayons on the back of the frame so I could futz with them until I was ready to glue gun them down. Taping them made it easier to get them lined up.
 Once I had my crayons the way I liked them (tips and a little crayon peeking over the top of the frame) I used my glue gun to secure them to the frame. 

Step 5:  I also glued the 4 small wooden rulers down around the place a photo will go.

Step 6: I cut the chalkboard vinyl material into a rectangle and used a ruler to line up the letter stickers into words. Chalkboard paint would also work great– just use painters tape to mask off a rectangle and use stickers or chalk.

Step 7:  Glue gun down the heart and horseshoe shaps and stick a fork in it. (Not really, but you know what I mean).


Just pop a photo of the teacher and their class and your gift is complete.

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  1. oh Malia! this is such a FAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAABULOUS idea!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!! thanks so much for sharing! sending hugs…

  2. This is very cute!

  3. You ALWAYS have the most wonderful crafts and ideas! So cute!!! hugs, mb

  4. Jane Harrah says:

    What a cute idea Malia! I don’t have children in school but may pass it on to friends that do! Hugs.

  5. Malia! This is incredible!! I would have loved receiving this as a teacher. I absolutely love the ruler frame. Just pinned and tweeted! :)

  6. Truly, this is a wonderful piece of craft!

  7. This is super cute- teachers will love this. I would love if you shared it on my link party.

  8. This is a great project! Would you consider linking it up to my Pinworthy Projects Linky Party over at Just Us Four?

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