Monday, April 6, 2015

personalized teacher gifts

Hello!  Hope everyone had a happy Easter!  With our 3 kids we receive tons of Easter candy.  I don't know quite what to do with it all because we definitely can't eat everything.  I still need to sort through all the goodies.

I've started on teacher gifts for the end of the school year.

Here are 3 keychains I made for some Japanese language teachers.  I stamped each teachers name and an apple onto an aluminum circle.  These aluminum circles are on the thin side so it's pretty light weight.  I attached a split ring through it and onto the heart shaped keychain.  I love the heart shaped ring!  So cute!  I think next time I will look into a thicker aluminum.  But I think I am getting the hang of metal stamping, and I think I stamped the names pretty evenly and not too lopsided. 

Oh, did you notice my clothes pins?  I made something to hang my jewelry and chains on to make photographing them easier.  Just took an old piece of wood and painted it white.  Then I added 4 small clothespins.  So much easier to display also.

Here is a close up of one of them. 

This is a piece I stamped a couple months ago.  Funny saying? 

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Wow, these are really awesome gifts. I'll bet the lucky teachers will be all smiles. You're an expert at metal stamping!

Lynn said...

Wow Eva! These are fantastic! You are a super crafter as well as super mom. I love the gifts for the teachers. They will keep them forever! I love, love the saying on the other key chain....all moms will recognize the simple truth of that sentiment.

Denice said...

What fabulous keepsakes for the teacher's...they sure are going to appreciate these when they get them! Love the "super power" tag too...the saying sums it all up! Your clothespin holder is very clever and definately had your thinking cap on for this!

Leanne said...

These are sooo super cool Eva! The teachers will definitely appreciate it. Great idea for your display! and the tag with the mom saying is perfect. Every mom should have one.
Have a great day!!

Rachel Parys said...

Fan-flippin'-tastic!!! What a great gift idea!! Love all of your metal stamping ideas!!!

Cheryl said...

Cute keychains! The heart ring is neat, I like that too!