Tuesday, April 22, 2014

CRAFT :: Teacher Appreciation Gift - Mini Note Stand

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Teacher Appreciation Gift : Mini Note Stand
by Melissa Newell


Teaching is one of the most rewarding and challenging careers. In my opinion, teachers never get the recognition they deserve.  I remember my favorite teacher, Miss Hoag.  She was my mentor in 5th grade.  I will never forget the kindness and dedication she showed me. 8)

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In celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week I have a fun DIY Craft.  
A Mini- Note Stand

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This project, like most of my projects, is very affordable and can be adapted in other colors and patterns. 

I started out with this adorable unfinished wooden clipboard from a craft store (Cost $ 1.00). What a bonus it doubles as a “stand” since it has a peg that goes into the back of it to make it stand up!

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I choose to go with a black chalkboard look in case the teacher wanted to write notes on it or use it for a calendar. 

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After painting it and letting it dry, I used my Silhouette SD machine and put the words NOTES and a few cherries at the bottom.  If you don’t have access to a silhouette machine, no worried, you can also use washi tape or other embellishments (hot glue them on).

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Add a clear bag, piece of chalk and a tag from the Teacher Appreciation Party over at Laura’s shop and there you have it.  Cute, budget friendly and so usable!

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Until next time – Party On Friends!


Guest Contributor: Melissa Newell

Melissa Newell has been planning and executing parties for over 20 years - parties have always been a passion of hers.

 Melissa’s motto is Go Big or Go Home! She celebrates with her children every chance they get - making each day a celebration of Life!

Creativity on a budget and the attention to the smallest of details is what she is known for.

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1 comment:

  1. oh I love this! I have a few unfinished mini clip boards and I have never done anything with them. Thanks for the inspiration!


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