Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Back to School - Student Gifts| with Anabelle

Here in the US, it is time to be heading back to school. As a teacher, this time of the year is definitely bittersweet. It's the end of the summer, but the beginning of another fresh year. So, I thought I would create a project that would be useful for parents and teachers alike. I'm always one to give little gifts at the start of the year. I decided to create some little pencil favors that I could give to my students using the fun So Much Pun collection. Here is how they turned out.
Let me show you how I created them. I thought the little pun cards on the 12 by 12 patterned paper would be perfect pencil toppers. I used an x-acto knife and cut slits so that I could slide a pencil through them.
I chose the cards that I thought reflected encouragement for the kids. Once I had it on the pencil, I used two other pencils and tied them together with the chunky twine. I added a button topped with a sprinkle dot to the bow.
Next, I grabbed some of the little decorative bags. I knew they would be the perfect way to hold the pencils. On each, I added a doily and the matching stickers, die cuts and chit chats. I also added some fancy frills to the top and bottom of the bags. Seriously, I love these stickers. They can be used with everything!!!

I followed the same pattern for each little favor, which made pulling them together easy to do. It took no time to create the project and I'm sure they kids will be so excited to receive them.
Not a teacher? No problem. These are great to give your own kids or grandkids. Or you could tuck a $5.00 gift card in the pocket (Dunkin Donuts, Starbucks, etc.) and make your child's teacher feel really special on the first day of school.
I love how versatile this collection is. From my Taco Themed planner spread (my last post) to kid's favors, there's a million things you can do with it.  Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!


  1. These are so cute!!! You’re students will love them!!!

  2. These are so great! I love all the puns. So cute!! I wish I could have made these for my sister's class when school started. Thanks so much for sharing. 💗💗💗


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