My kids had the best teachers this year. I knew these three women truly loved my two crazies. And my kids clearly loved them back.
It can’t be easy, teaching my kiddos. They are high energy; independence is their middle name. Don’t get me wrong—Reagan and Cassidy are the sweetest kids imaginable. They love fiercely. But they will steamroll over you when an idea pops into their heads.
Anywhoo, back to the fabulous Miss Courtney, Miss Jan, and Miss Lina. Girlfriend, these women are beyond a-mazing. So as the year drew to a close, I wanted to express my heartfelt gratitude with a meaningful gift that said it all.
Let me clarify. I wanted to give them something beautiful and meaningful on a limited gift budget.
Now, our year probably ended a bit sooner than most. That means there’s still time for you to copy my idea, stick to your budget, and make the teachers in your life feel appreciated. Let me show you how.
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Find an art print that says your message.
I knew I wanted to create unique art for these women. After finding the perfect phrase—the well loved Thank you for helping me grow—I began hashing out my design. Being a Marylander, black-eyed Susans felt appropriate.
Now, you can download this exact print through my Etsy shop and print it out at home or your favorite copy shop. For my prints, I went to Staples and had them printed on cardstock for $.79 a page. Since two prints fit on a page, that’s just $.39 a piece!
If you’d rather create your own design, I’ll share the list of products I used at the end of this post.
Find a form of display that works for you.
My original plan was to put the prints in magnetic acrylic frames, but I discovered that I didn’t like this look. To me it appeared cheap.
Instead, I found cute, rustic-looking frames at Wal-Mart for just $2. While stepping into Wal-Mart can be panic-inducing, their frame selection seems to beat Target’s every time, so I made the sacrifice.
Wrap it up and you’re done!
I love craft paper. Love, love, love. So to wrap these babies up, I grabbed my roll of brown paper and some twine. I didn’t even have to find the tape—bonus!
The materials I used:
Here’s a list of my tools in case you’d like to create your own print with a similar look and feel:
A bonus for you:
Now through the end of May 2017 you can get 30% off your purchase from my Etsy shop, where you can download the print I created. Just use the code GRAND30 at checkout and you’re good to go.