Friday, 9 December 2011

For All Their Hard Work ~ Teacher and Coach Christmas Gifts

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.  

This year I wanted to share a little HOPE.

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.


Anonymous said...

Great idea for gifts. Love the pics of your boys making a train. I have two boys too and that's exactly what they would do :) Thanks for sharing.

Karen said...

Great teacher gift! I love the colors you painted them. Thanks so much for linking up with Friday Frolic!!

Texas JennyWren said...

LOVE this gift. Perfect idea when you have so many to make. And you save so much to make your own!!

Justine said...

Stopping by from the Grow your blog {blog Hop}!

Lori said...

Great gift idea. Glad to find you blog. I'm now following on GFC and LF. I would love if you stopped by and followed back so we can stay connected. Lori

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