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. 

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Step 1:  Remove the glass and paint the wooden frame.  
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It will probably need 2-3 coats of paint.

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Step 2:  Paint the horseshoe and heart pieces.

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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. 

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

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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).

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

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Monday

http://rebeccacooper.blogspot.com/

http://sewcando.blogspot.com/

http://www.thegirlcreative.com

http://www.creatingreallyawesomefreethings.com/

http://www.craftskeepmesane.blogspot.com/

http://www.skiptomylou.org/

http://sumossweetstuff.blogspot.com/

http://craftomaniac.blogspot.com/

http://www.lifemadelovely-blog.com/

Tuesday

http://shoprubyjean.com

http://carolynshomework.blogspot.com/

http://www.rookno17.com/

http://funkypolkadotgiraffe.blogspot.com/

http://www.sugarbeecrafts.com/

http://www.tipjunkie.com/

http://todayscreativeblog.net/

Wednesday

http://www.freeprettythingsforyou.com/

http://www.oopseydaisyblog.com

http://takeitfrom-me.blogspot.com/

http://www.bluecricketdesign.net/

http://somedaycrafts.blogspot.com/

http://gingersnapcrafts.blogspot.com/

http://southernlovely.blogspot.com/

Thursday

http://www.yesterdayontuesday.com/

http://answerischocolate.blogspot.com/

http://www.somewhatsimple.com/

http://www.theshabbychiccottage.net/

http://www.houseofhepworths.com/

http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/

http://alliemakes.blogspot.com/

Friday

http://www.504main.com/ 

http://www.mommiecooks.com/

http://shabbynest.blogspot.com/

http://romantichome.blogspot.com/

http://www.chiconashoestringdecorating.blogspot.com/

http://tidymom.net/

http://joyfulstamper.blogspot.com/

Saturday

http://www.itsoverflowing.com/

http://www.fingerprintsonthefridge.com/

http://thirtyhandmadedays.com/

http://tatertotsandjello.blogspot.com/

http://www.bedifferentactnormal.com/

http://funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.com/

Sunday

http://www.flamingotoes.com/ 

 

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  1. 1

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

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    Melanie says

    This is very cute!

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    MaryBeth says

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

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    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.

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    Alison says

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

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    Truly, this is a wonderful piece of craft!

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    Taylor-Ann says

    This is super cute- teachers will love this. I would love if you shared it on my link party.
    http://www.kampenlane.com/2012/04/show-off-monday-3-and-craft.html
    ~Taylor-Ann

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    Shannah says

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