Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Teacher Gifts


Every year I make (or assemble) gifts for my children's teachers. Every year I work with one idea and use it for all three of my daughters' teachers. It's easier to focus on one single concept and I've found economies of scale in terms of cost and time by doing it this way. This year's teacher gift? A footed serving plate made by gluing a tapered candle holder to a china salad plate (or other nice plate). I have given this gift before and returned to it because it is a timeless gift and turns out very classy for little money. We searched outlet stores and thrift stores to find our plates and the candle holders came from garage sales (and polished up very nicely). A little china glue on the rim of the candle holder and we were in business. I'll just add some homemade cookies or candy before wrapping them up. And since they're done so early, we may not wait until December to give them (that way their teachers can use them for the holidays).

Works for me! How about you. For more Works for Me Wednesday ideas check out Rocks In My Dryer.

3 musings:

everydayMOM said...

I thought those were really cute when we got them at GEMS! Great idea!

Charity Singleton said...

What a grea idea! I don't have teachers to give them to, but I can make them work in some other way. Very clever! How's NaNoWriMo going?

Charity Singleton said...

What a grea idea! I don't have teachers to give them to, but I can make them work in some other way. Very clever! How's NaNoWriMo going?