Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Simple Teacher Gift Bags {and a Free Printable}

Can you believe that the school year is coming to a close? For my boys, it all ready has. They finished their school year a few weeks ago with a sweet  "End of Year Program" that melted this Mama's heart. Each of their classes sang a song in front of the whole school (plus parents and other family members) and then the Pre-K students had a "graduation" ceremony, complete with hats and little diplomas. There may have been tears shed on my behalf, even though my boys haven't crossed that bridge yet. (Although, my oldest will next year! Somebody hold me.)

They were both blessed with absolutely amazing teachers this year. We couldn't have been more pleased with these wonderful women who gave their time, wisdom and hearts to our children. I wanted to give them a little something to let them know how much we appreciated them, which is where these Simple Teacher Gift Bags come into play.

I found these adorable gift card printables on Pinterest, courtest of Hip2Save. They were just what I was looking for!  I simply printed, then cut them out and glued them to cardstock for a pop of color! Then I adhered the gift cards with tape. Easy as pie, my friends. (What does that saying actually mean? Seriously?!)

Next, I pulled out a few blank stationery note cards and stamped "Thank You" on one side. On the back I had my boys tell me what they loved best about school this year and what their favorite thing about each teacher was. Aidan, who is 4, then signed his name, while Connor, who is 2, signed his with a flourish (scribble). I tucked them into colorful envelopes and sealed them with washi tape for a finishing touch.

I picked up 4 small kraft paper bags at Target to put their gift cards in. I designed the printable below on picmonkey and printed one off to adhere to each bag. Then I added more washi tape. Because, life is just better with it. Trust me.

(This prints off in a 5x7, feel free to print one for your children's teachers if you'd like!)

 And there you have it! A simple teacher gift bag, that is colorful, fun and whips up in no time! I'd love to know if you use my printable. It would make a great gift in itself- just put it in a frame and wrap it up! :)
Did your children have a great school year? Was there a particular teacher whom they absolutely loved? Are you ready for summer?? 

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    Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls