Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Back to School
















We are going back to school on Sept 7th.  And we've had a rocky start to the year already.  They tried to put my son in a combined first and second grade class with a very inexperienced, subpar teacher.  So I had to push and assert my parental rights to get him put back in the class he was originally assigned to.  His teacher has picked up 4 additional students already, so I think she needs a special thank you on the first day and this is for her. 

Paper bags was a tough challenge for me.  I'm really not even a fan of kraft paper <gasp!>.  I decided to morph my bag into well, a bag, LOL.  But a smaller bag, and one that displays the homemade treats as much as carries them. 
















I made tags using the jar set and mounted them on the notebook page.  I embossed the page using the letters background, but you can't see it here.  The jars are full of blueberry and sweet pepper jelly, thus the blue and green.  The "handle" of the sack is just ribbon that I braided in primary school colors.  It's just Offray ribbon from their outlet.  At $1.25 per roll, I could sacrifice as much as I wanted.  The thought of using that much PTI ribbon made me cringe.  :-)


The blueberry jam jar already had a decorative seal and ring, so it didn't need any embellishing.  But the sweet pepper jelly was a bit plain so I added a label to the lid (although after a second look, it appears to be more of an apple than a pepper, LOL Oh well!) and some Havest Gold PTI satin ribbon. 

I hope our teacher likes it and knows how much we appreciate her!  I could never be a teacher.  I don't have nearly enough patience.  ;-)  Happy blog hopping everyone. 

30 comments:

  1. What a thoughtful gift for your son's teacher! I've been decorating mason jars lately, too, and I like your idea of the paper sack with the ribbon handle - neat touch!

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  2. These are so cool Deb! What a fabulous idea!

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  3. Lucky teacher! This is a great gift.

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  4. What a LOVELY gift set!! Shes gonna LOVE it!!
    Have a GREAT day.. Happy Hopping!

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  5. Fantastic little gift set!!!

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  6. Such a sweet gift set! I am sure it will be enjoyed.

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  7. Fun project.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  8. sweet! How nice to see the result of all your hard work, that jam will be greatly appreciated and if not, send it over here!

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  9. Yummmmy!!! Love your little jars!

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  10. Love what you did with my fave set Friendship jars...such a nice gift!

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  11. How sweet! Love the little jars, wonderful gift!

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  12. What a nice thing to do for this teacher! Great use of the bag to hold your gifts. Nice ribbon handle. (glad to see someone else thinks like me regarding the use of PTI ribbon)

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  13. What an awesome gift for your son's teacher!!! I love what you did with the Friendship jar set...gotta get that one!!!

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  14. What a wonderful gift! I am sure this will be on happy teacher!

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  15. I'm sure it will be appreciated. Hope things improve at school for your kids. How can you not like kraft paper???!!!

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  16. Your project looks like you have quite a bit of patience, braiding all that ribbon and adding all the little details on your gift bag.
    Great project!

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  17. Love the braided ribbon handle. I bet your son's teacher will love this present. I hope that your son has a good year in 1st grade.

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  18. What a thoughtful gift!! You did a great job! I'm so glad that your son was moved to another room!!

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  19. Sweet and savory gift! What a thoughtful and great idea!

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  20. Great job! I am sure the teacher will love it too!

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  21. What a thoughtful project. I'm sure the teacher will love it.

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  22. What a great gift! Love how you braided the ribbons together to make the handle. I got a good chuckle on your comment about not sacrificing that much PTI ribbon! I totally agree! That would just be horrific!

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  23. Hope you have a wonderful school year! I'm sure the teacher loved her gift!

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  24. What a sweet, thoughtful teacher's gift. That braided ribbon handle is cool!

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