Looking for a quick, easy, and inexpensive teacher’s gift? I just might have what you’re looking for!
Today I’m sharing a fun project. We’ll call these,”Teacher’s Little Helpers” because they are perfect for helping to keep the enormous amount of papers that teacher’s have to tote around, organized!
Instead of adding to their vast mug collection, you can make these! They are so easy!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Cutting tool
- Clothes pins
- Mod Podge
- Scrapbook paper
- Small paint brush
- Spray paint (not pictured)
Start by spray painting your clothes pins the color of your choice.
Then print: “Graded” and “Ungraded” on scrapbook paper. You’ll have to cut it down of course. I used “Alex Brush” font.
I made several to sell at the Christmas Market, which was awesome by the way, and they were a big hit.
(Pause to say” hi” to your super cute three year old.)
Cut your printed paper to fit the clothes pins.
Mod Podge works like glue. To attach your strips, apply a thin coat of Mod Podge to the clothes pin with a small paintbrush, and then apply another thin coat to the back of the paper strip. Now add your strip to your clothespin and smooth out any bubbles, then apply another thin coat of Mod Podge over top. Wait about fifteen minutes, then give them another thin coat and you’re done! You can see a step-by-step here.
I attached mine to corrugated card stock, but you can easily replace the card stock with a gift card!
I promise this will be better than another mug!
I hope you are enjoying your Holiday season so far!
Thanks for visiting! 🙂