Easy End of Year Teacher Gift – FREE Printable!

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 I recently asked my Facebook fans what their favorite, affordable mascara was.

This Maybelline mascara was by far the most mentioned!

And it is only $3.99!!!!

As I pondered an easy and inexpensive End of Year Teacher Gift, I thought who doesn’t love getting new make-up?

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**Click HERE for your FREE Printable End of Year Teacher Gift Tag**

Happy End of Year Teacher Gift-ing!

*For more great End of Year Teacher Gift Ideas go HERE.*

Adorable Teacher Appreciation Door Idea

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It’s Teacher Appreciation Week!

After church today a friend and I got to work on the Happy Baby’s classroom door.

You know I am a bit passionate about the movie Frozen.

And that Olaf is just so endearing.  Adults Kids love him.

So we went with it. :-)teacher door 3.jpgteacher door 4.jpgteacher door 2.jpg

A simple ribbon border, coffee filter snowflakes, and a hand-drawn Olaf – boom.

Super adorable.

We think the teachers will like it.

Meanwhile my children were getting into all manner of shenanigans in the hallway while we were busy creating.

The Happy Baby has a giant scratch down the side of his face that we are still unsure of its origin.


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Check out all of my Teacher Appreciation Ideas and FREE Printables HERE.

And if you’re looking for more Door Decorating Inspiration, go HERE.

Happy Teacher Appreciation Door Decorate-ing!

10 Ways to Bless Your Child’s Teacher

The Happy Buddy’s classroom is straight across the hall from my classroom.

His teacher lets me pop in and give him a snuggle whenever I need one.

Already we have been so blessed by her faithfulness to provide a loving, nurturing and Christ-centered environment for our boy!

It’s so important to establish a positive relationship with your child’s teacher.  Not just because they invest a whole heaping ton of their lives in our kids, but also because when we are confident in the teacher, our children will be as well.

And that makes for the foundation of a great school year.

Here are some little ways you and your Happy Buddy can bring a little joy into their teacher’s life in the coming months…BLESS THE TEACHER

Happy Blessing Your Teacher-ing! :-)

*Check out all of my other Teacher Appreciation Ideas by scrolling through HERE.*

Gift Card Bouquet for the Teacher

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I saw this idea over at Family Fun a few years ago and have always had the itch to make one myself!

As I mentioned HERE, teachers really love getting gift cards more than anything else (especially more than crayon monograms or mugs).  If you don’t believe me, you should check out THIS POST – it’s pretty hilarious. :-)

teacher gift3I emailed all of the mommies in the Happy Buddy’s preschool class and asked if they could send in 2 gift cards of any amount (1 for the teacher and 1 for the teacher’s assistant.  They happen to be a mother-in-law/daughter-in-law duo so they share the same name!).  I gave them some suggestions of our teachers’ favorite places – restaurants, stores, etc. – in case they wanted to cater the gift cards to their personal tastes.

I also printed these cute flowers (from HERE – found under the May 2013 issue) and sent them home with the students to decorate.

teacher gift2Once the gift cards and flowers were returned, I set to work!

I painted 2 terra cotta pots that I picked up at JoAnn’s in a pretty blue.

After they dried, my super awesome friend who has a Silhouette machine helped me add the teachers’ names and some adorable little polka dots.  Good gracious, do any of y’all own a Silhouette machine???  Oh my word, my life has changed!!!

teacher gift4A little ribbon around the top of the pot was just what we needed for a little extra pop!

I stuck a styrofoam ball in the pot, drizzled hot glue on top and then covered it with leftover Easter grass.

teacher gift5For the flowers, I stuck them to lollipop sticks (cut to different lengths) and added the gift cards with tape.

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It was really easy once I had all the pieces that I needed to put it together.teacher gift1

If you have time, this is a really great gift idea that is SURE to be a winner with your Happy Buddy’s teacher.

Happy Gift Card Bouquet-ing! :-)

Cute Teacher Appreciation Door Idea

teacher appreciation doorYesterday afternoon the Happy Hubby took the boys home after church so that I could have a few hours with a friend to decorate the Happy Buddy’s preschool teacher’s classroom door in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week going on right now.

There are mostly boys in the class, so we had to come up with something that would ring true in their little boy hearts.

What better 3-year-old boy theme than trains?

We had so much fun and it turned out so cute I thought I’d share it here in case you want to Pin It for future inspiration.teacher appreciation door1teacher appreciation door2teacher appreciation door3

Are you doing anything for your teachers this week?

Check out all of my Teacher Appreciation Ideas and FREE Printables HERE.

And if you’re looking for more Door Decorating Inspiration, go HERE.

Happy Teacher Appreciation Door Decorate-ing! :-)

8 Great Teacher Appreciation Printables

8 great teacher appreciation printables at happyhomefairy.comWell, I know I said that the best gift you can get a teacher is a gift card.

But, man.  There are some seriously cute ideas out there.

And there are some seriously cute FREE Printables to go with those seriously cute (and easy and inexpensive!) ideas.

So I could not resist!  Here are 8 of my faves…

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Pop into your local grocery store for a small pot of flowers and stick in this cute tag from Landee See, Landee Do.

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I love everything that eighteen25 creates – especially these fun tags for hand soap.

What a useful gift!

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A girl can never have enough shoes or purses, right??

That is why this Tote-lly Terrific Tag to go with a cute new tote (lots of inexpensive bag options at Target!) from Uncommon Designs will be a fabulous choice.

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It’s easy and cheap (think Target Dollar Spot!) to put together a little package of notecards and pencils with this FREE Printable tag from Sweet Metel Moments.

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I have seen this saying before to go with a plate of cookies, but this design from Make Bake Celebrate is definitely my new favorite!

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You can never go wrong with the whole apple for the teacher theme.

This tag from Coton Colors Blog gives it a cute twist.

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Throw some M&Ms in with some popcorn and this cute tag from domesticated lady and boom!  Insta teacher snack.

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And finally, a nail file, some polish and a cute tag from She’s {kinda} Crafty and your teacher will think you’ve really nailed Teacher Appreciation Week.

Which one are you going to do??

Happy Teacher Appreciation Free Printable-ing!

Easy Teacher Appreciation Idea – FREE Printable!

teacher appreciation idea at happyhomefairy.comThe Happy Buddy sure does love him some Dunkin’ Donut Munchkins!

I mean, who doesn’t?!

So I figured Munchkins would be a great little snack to put in the teacher’s lounge at the Happy Buddy’s preschool – in honor of all their hard work.

This idea is so easy – you just need to print the FREE Printable tag (see bottom of post) and then pick up a box of Munchkins.

Bam.  You’re all set.

The teachers will love you.

teacher munchkins5I printed this tag on thick paper so that I could fold it like a tent and stand it up next to the donuts.teacher munchkinsteacher munchkins4

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I brought these to the school workroom today and later as I headed back through the hall, I overheard a teacher say (after dropping her students off at the library), “I NEED A MUNCHKIN!”

Apparently they are excellent little stress-relievers. :-)

Get your FREE Printable Teacher Appreciation Munchkin Tag HERE.

Happy Munchkin Teacher Appreciate-ing!