I thought I’d share something different than cards in today’s post. My younger son helped me decorate some tins for end of the year gifts for his teachers and classroom aides. He chose the style and size of tin and the designer paper used for each recipient, and I covered the tins.
First, this is the tin given to his homeroom teacher, who taught him Math, Reading, Word Study, and Social Studies. It’s just a “normal” Provo Craft rectangular tin, covered with papers from Stampin’ Up’s retired Porcelain Prints designer series paper. I used SU’s Blue Bayou ribbon and some Prima flowers to embellish it, and added some tiny crystals to the centers of the Primas. Tucking the ends of the ribbon inside the silver hardware on the front was more of a faff than I’d anticipated it to be and the end result was a little messy looking, but I was crunched for time so it had to do.
My son gave the next two tins to his Science and Language Arts teachers. Both tins are approximately 8″ x 6″ x 3″.
Once again, my son chose retired Stampin’ Up designer papers – Bali Breeze for the tin on the left, Petals & Paisleys for the tin on the right. The shape of these made them super easy to cover. I used a corner rounder on the pieces for the lids. The hard part (because there’s always a difficult part, isn’t there?) was that the papers were 12″ long, and the tins were about 28″ around, so I had to do some additional piecing on the sides.
These two tins were for two classroom aides. These measured about 5″ x 3″ x 1″ and ended up really cute, if I say so myself. The one on the left was covered with paper from Basic Grey’s Oh Baby! Boy collection, and the one on the right shows off two designs from Stampin’ Up’s Tea Party designer papers. My mini corner rounder was the perfect size to finish off the papers on the tops of these tins.
So, there they are… five tins for five teachers. My son wrote a little note to thank each teacher, and I adhered the notes to the bottoms of the tins. I don’t know if they’ll see this post, but I hope they know I appreciate all they did to make this a really good school year.