Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Teacher Appreciation

Every year I try to do a little something for each teacher. This year I'm going out with a bang. Both kids are transferring to a different school next year so this is their chance to really thank the teachers that have been influential to them this year.

I decided to do some glass blocks with cards for the teachers. They can either keep them in the classroom or take them home!

To start with, I washed each block (blocks purchased from Hobby Lobby) to make sure there was no extra dust or particles on it.
I grabbed a can of Rust-Oleum Frosted Glass spray (found at any craft/hardware store)
  Each block got 3 layers of spray
 After letting each block dry (dries very quickly) and set for a day, I set out to apply the vinyl phrases to each block.
The only reason why I let them set for a day was because I didn't want the transfer tape to take up any of the frosted portion of the blocks. All four blocks transferred like butter on a hot roll with no issues!
 After I got the blocks done, I grabbed some ribbon to make bows. I have or at least I had, not sure where it went to, a fancy bow maker. But I find it easier to grab sticks, tape, and the edge of my desk to shape my bows. One less trinket to store around here!

Each block has to have a card right!

Final Projects:




Without the flash/lights on...






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19 comments:

  1. Those are awesome! Wonderful idea!

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  2. Those are so beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week.

    Leslie

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  3. Wow! These are FABULOUS! You are going to make some teachers very happy. Thanks for sharing at Die Cuttin' Divas.

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    1. Thank you Georgiana they were pleasantly surprised.

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  4. That really is a bang! Those are fantastic. They'll really let the teachers know how much you appreciate them. They'll be cherished for years to come!

    Thank you for sharing them with us at Die Cuttin' Divas!

    Evelyn

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    1. Thank you Evelyn. I wanted to do a little something more than a gift card this year!

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  5. WOW!!!! Fantastic job and so very thoughtful of you. Teachers need more people like you:) Love each one of your glass blocks! Thank you for playing along with us over at Die Cuttin' Divas.

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    1. Love your cards as well:)

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    2. Thank you Gloria! They loved it all.

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  6. These are awesome!! Thanks so much for playing with us at Die Cuttin Divas. Hope to see you again soon :)

    michelle (Die Cuttin Divas DT)
    Purple Monkey Moments

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  7. Wow, wow, wow!!! These are gorgeous!
    Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week!

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  8. WOW!!! These are AWESOME!!!! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!
    Have a great day.
    Gerda
    http://cardscreations.blogspot.com

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