Personalized~Homemade Teacher Gifts/Mother’s Day
Well, I love being creative, but I don’t always have the patience for it. I was watching an infomercial, yes, I know, but it was about the Cricut machine and I thought I could learn something. And I DID! I was inspired to make personalized teachers gifts. Since I already had a cricut machine for scrapbooking, I thought I’d break out of my shell and try something new with it. I headed to the store with my Michael’s printable coupon and bought the Cricut vinyl in black. You can use any color for this project, but I thought if I had any leftover, I could use it in my son’s room. Unfortunately, you cannot use a coupon on the Cricut products…BUMMER. I understand the machines and cartridges, but come one people, why can’t we use it on the consumables? Joann’s printed a coupon once that specified those, so I was able to use it on a cutting mat. Ok, back on subject. I also purchased glass vases on sale for $2.99 each and glass etching cream. I used the Jasmine cartridge and cut out, “Mrs XYZ helps us Grow”. Then I pealed off the vinyl and used the negative as a stencil. I place it on the glass, then added the etching cream for 5-10 minutes. I made 2 of these and I was able to use the bottom words twice, thus saving vinyl for other projects.
I had a hard time getting a good photo of the final result. But here is the best one:
Then I thought I’d go out to my garden and clip some flowers to put inside them, but I ran into this:
I know! So, it was only like 3 feet long and looked like it had already eaten. But I have a phobia healthy fear of snakes. I couldn’t have taken this picture without a zoom. So onto plan B, flowers from the store. It’s hard to see the etching in the picture, but doesn’t it look beautiful? And it is more personal than just flowers. I can’t wait to have the kids take them in tomorrow. Oh and how great would this be for a Mother’s Day gift?! You can have it say anything and put anything in it. If you do this, please send me a picture!