I love giving thoughtful, homemade gifts to my kids teachers. While a bunch of parents are contributing money to gift cards, which is always easy and nice, I wanted to do something special for those who have made my son’s first year of kindergarten in a big elementary school wonderful.
I started with these boxes which I made for a craft fair….
They didn’t sell so I decided to use them to wrap teacher gifts. I had planned to bake cookies for them, but then changed gears and rolled with the sheet music theme.
I bought a bag of these little glass round gems from the dollar store (36 in the bag):
and mod podged sheet music to the back of each. Then I glued a magnet on each. Easy Peasy, and they made cute little magnets, and what teacher can’t use those?
I found a box of 16 little candles in glass for $7.99 at Marshall’s, so just about 50 cents per candle! And they smell so lovely!
I used more of my sheet music, and tore strips to fit the height of the candle.
Then I went ahead, ripping all the pieces I needed, and trimmed off the excess after testing on each jar.
Here is the dry run…. wrapped and trimmed.
Ready to be Mod Podged!
I used a foam brush to apply Mod Podge to the back of each paper strip, and then pressed the candle down onto the paper til it stuck and picked up the paper. Then I continued to wrap the paper around as smoothly as possible.
I applied a few more coats of Mod Podge, and here are all the candles, reay to go!
I nestled the candles inside the boxes which were filled with shredded sheet music, and placed the magnets in a cellophane bag in the center.
And now I am ready to bring glad tidings to my son’s teachers!