Thanks for helping me bloom – Teacher Appreciation Week 2011

This is the last gift my kids teachers will be getting. I followed the flower instructions from the website MADE. I loved out it came out.

Chad sprayed them all. He is an even spray painter. I would have drips all over the silly thing.

My best friend saved me a bunch of coke bottles. I had no clue what I was going to do with them 5 months ago. Till I saw this tutorial and thought.. HMMMM

I tied on a wide piece of ribbon I got at hobby lobby. For a few reasons. No matter how many coats of spray went on the bottle- you can see the indentation of the coke label in the center. Also i wanted to dress it up a bit. The colors in the ribbon were fun and matched the vase/flower and tag. So that made me happy.

The 3/16 of an inch dowels are cut to 12 inches in length and spray painted as well green. Gathering and hot gluing on fabric pieces that I cut 2 x 18. (I just bought a single fat quarter from fabric store) I won’t lie to you and tell you- you wont get glue on yourself. Doesn’t matter what I tried. You will get glue on yourself. So go light on the glue. It hurts less. HAHA

I can’t wait to make more with different fabric. I will add to my collection with my scrap fabrics I have on hand.

I made a few extra’s for mother’s day gifts too. So it was a great time to be creating these. And I made one for myself.

Tied on a tag to the teacher personalized. So they knew who it was from.

Very pleased with this project. And pleased how inexpensive it was. Creating 10 was a breeze.

Of course I have tags to share. I used the 3 inch – Uchida Clever Lever Giga Craft Punch, Scalloped Circle punch for this tag.




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3 Responses to Thanks for helping me bloom – Teacher Appreciation Week 2011
  1. Wendy from Wendys Hat
    May 9, 2011 | 11:46 am

    Very cute indeed!

  2. Erin
    May 10, 2011 | 5:02 pm

    Cute! Perfect for fabric scraps, like you said!

    Also–I’m a teacher, and I can’t tell you how much we need to know we’re appreciated. On behalf of teachers everywhere, thank you for taking the time to do this! 🙂

  3. Michelle
    May 12, 2011 | 4:23 pm

    Love the bright blue bottles! My family used to always think I was crazy when I asked for their bottle or box, but now they get it and will say, I bet Michelle wants that. 🙂
    Thanks for linking up with DIY under $5!

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