Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Teacher’s gifts…

Well, I just finished up the holiday gifts for the three teachers at Lauren’s preschool.  I’ve been having so much fun playing with subway art lately, that I decided to make something personalized for the teachers.  I included their names, the school name and the classroom names along with all the other teacher related words.  I used these totally fun and funky unfinished frames from Cut it Out.  These frames are SO reasonable and the 5x7 size includes the glass.  Perfect!

I found some cute flower stickers at Michael’s and coordinated the paint color and subway art to the flowers.  I used CraftSmart acrylic paint in Apple Tart and used a varnish over the top to give it a sheen. 


I hope the teachers appreciate home made gifts.  Not quite as useful as a nice gift certificate to Starbucks, but at least there’s no calories involved! 

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Michelle said...

Very cute! I have never quite understood how subway art works(when you make it yourself). How do you do it? In Photoshop?

Shauna and MacLean said...

I love this and as a teacher I would be tickled if one of my parents took the time to create something just for me. Well done Donna!

Jodee said...

Those turned out sooo cute!

Michelle said...

I would love to do a similar project for teacher Christmas gifts, but not very experienced with subway art. What program did you use? I played around with Wordle, but not able to use multiple fonts. Could you please let me know?

Anonymous said...

Hi Michelle,

I actually just used Word for this with text boxes. If you leave your email address or email me at suzieq1@cox.net, I'll check and see if I still have the file when I get home tonight. I'm not sure that I do, but maybe.

Donna :)