Awesome Teacher’s gift: Crayon Monogram

I am so extremely ecstatic about this little project that I couldn’t wait until the morning to post about it (even though it is currently 1:30AM and I have to be up in 5.5 hours!)

I had been searching for something small to give my kids teacher’s for supporting our kids with their transition to their new school. In my search, I came across Testosterone Times Three, where they shared a great Teacher’s Gifts project: a Crayon Monogram in a shadow box—- just adorable!

So I ventured out to the store to gather my materials: Crayons (the dollar store kind), hot glue, shadow box frames (couldn’t find any so I used regular frames w/out the glass), and I am soooooo thrilled with how they came out:

I added colorful gross grain to the trim just to spice it up a bit more, and instead of printing their names on the paper, I made “tags” with their names on them in colors that coordinated with the

took so many pictures because I was so excited! Maybe a little TOO excited!  ***NOTE TO SELF: next time wait until glue dries before having a “Photo Shoot”, my B is sliding, haha!

To round the teacher’s gifts off, I placed the framed monogram in a small gift basket, with a candy dish filled with Dove chocolates, a little gourmet snack mix and a sticker decorated bottle of hand sanitizer.  The pics I took didn’t do the total package any justice so I didn’t post.

*This post is linked to Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home.
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  1. samara
    December 17, 2009 / 3:46 pm

    I absolutley love them!!! I am so proud of you and you new found love for being thrifty and crafty!! I can't wait to get out there so you can do some decorating on my house!!! Love you!!!

  2. Jenglamgirl
    December 18, 2009 / 8:42 pm

    Hi Carli~ thanks for your visit and sweet comment! THANKS!!!!You with out a doubt have the cutest teacher gift ever!!! I love it, way to go! Your kids aka elves, are darling… and you are beautiful!

  3. Laura Ingalls Gunn
    December 18, 2009 / 11:09 pm

    Completely adorable!

  4. Marilyn
    December 18, 2009 / 11:34 pm

    I'm a teacher and would be thrilled with such a cute gift! Your extra touches made them even more good looking!

  5. Susan
    December 19, 2009 / 4:07 am

    What a clever, cute idea!!!Susan

    January 11, 2010 / 3:01 am

    how adorable is this!i am so loving your blog!!!

  7. Anonymous
    December 9, 2010 / 2:52 am

    I have these on my list to make! Yours turned out very cute!

  8. AllieMakes!
    January 28, 2011 / 11:03 pm

    STINKIN' CUTE! I am totally going to be doing this! Fabulous job!Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!

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