Hello! Here's a last minute idea for Teacher Appreciation Week. Something along these lines would be fun to suprise him or her with:
Supplies: Vintage flashcards, buttons, chipboard letters to spell school, crepe paper, paint, glitter, graph paper, scraps from the October Afternoon Report Card line, vintage images from Pretty Little Studio, ribbon, a random flower, large scallop punch, chipboard leaves from American Crafts, tulle for hanging the banner.
I painted the letters red and glittered them.
To make the crepe paper ruffles, I set my sewing machine to the longest stitch possible and ran the paper through about a half inch in.I was a little concerned because the crepe paper itself was vintage (or at least from the '80's) but it was fine. You could also hand stitch this, using a long stitch.
I left long threads on either end of the crepe paper and gently tugged on one of them and smooshed the gathered part down as I went. It makes a cute ruffle. It's easy to make a "circle" out of it too which I did to back one of the vintage images from Pretty Little Studio.
I punched holes in the flashcards using the smallest circle punch I have. Depending on what you're doing to hang the garland up with, a hole punch would work well too.
I used my glue gun to attach the crepe paper to the back of the flashcards.
Now for the fun part! I used the scraps from the October Afternoon Report Card line to punch out large scallops, glued on the letters and tinkered with embellishments until I liked how it looked.