This truly is my favorite time of year. Every year I try to make something for the teachers and our coaches as they work so hard and put a lot of time into my children. Between all of their school teachers, music teacher and Karate teacher we had a total of 12 gifts to make this year.
I started out by cutting all my wood using 2x4's and 2x2's. With 12 to do there was a lot of blocks.
I started by painting all the blocks. I am sure my husband was happy when that part was done as I had them throughout my kitchen for a few days.
Once that was done I used vinyl stencils for each of the letters and then sponged the letters white.
My favorite part is sanding the blocks, although it takes awhile I feel like it gives them the worn look I like.
After helping me to take all the vinyl off my children just couldn't resist making a big train with all the blocks.
I know this picture is a little blurry but I had to share it. Makai wanted to help me so I said he could carry the blocks upstairs so he stacked them as high as he could and told me "Don't worry mom, I will use my neck to hold them" I think this was just about as far as he made it.
I really hope all the Teachers enjoy their little piece of Hope.