a merry DIY christmas

You know me – love me some DIY! And, when our list of people to buy for is long, it can get expensive. If your feeling crafty, you still have time to make friends and neighbors gifts made with love. Here’s some great ideas from some very talented folks.

DIY Woodslice Chalkboard, Lisa Leonard Blog
…you can also add your friends monogram on it

Chalkboard Printable for Cute and Cozy Toes All Winter, Tailored Expressions

Sharpie Mug, Life Styled Simply

DIY Chalkboard, Shanty-2-Chic

DIY Acrylic Tray, A Fabulous Fete

DIY doormat, Lisa Leonard Blog

 {images via Tailored ExpressionsLife Styled Simply, Shanty-2-Chic, A Fabulous Fete, Lisa Leonard Blog}

{DIY and FREE PRINTABLE} teacher appreciation


May 7 is Teacher Appreciation day. We all know what a difference teacher’s make in our lives. I will always remember my favorite teacher, Ms. Boll. She was a gift to her students, especially to me.

So, to show the teachers that show up everyday in the classroom for you {or your kids}, we have a fun gift idea for them with a FREE PRINTABLE, designed by Jenna at Fleur de Lis, a paperie {also sells custom designs on etsy here}. Gotta love that.

thanks for being a wonderful TEAcher
{get it? For those of you who may be scratching your heads…it’s a mug with tea in it because the word TEA is in TEAcher}

How To:
Buy a mug that most represents your child/a particular memory throughout the year {my son chose a giraffe mug from Pier1 because his favorite animal is a giraffe and his teachers most definitely know that}.

PRINT OUR FREE PRINTABLE HERE
Use twine {or any string you have} and hang the string from the inside of the mug with tape, with the tag on the outside of the mug.

Sign your child’s name and year on the bottom of the mug with a Sharpie
Fill the mug with tea bags.

It’s sure to make the teacher recipient smile…and it will serve as a reminder of your special child.

Even if you miss Teacher Appreciation Day on May 7, this makes a great end of the year gift or christmas gift for your child’s teacher too!

Hope you like this enough to PIN IT. And, if you don’t already follow us on Pinterest or Fleur de Lis on Facebook, please do so. You’re sure to learn about more free printables, and be in the ’fabulous-know.’

{images via Tutto Bella}