Monday, December 21, 2009

Holiday Projects

Just wanted to show you guys the projects I have been working on that had me so stressed out last week. Everything was completed and delivered, just in time, Friday morning.
Let's start with teacher gifts. I decided to make a stack of greeting cards for the kids' teachers. I used my, already on hand, stamp collection and scraps of scrapbook paper. The only thing I had to buy were the blank cards and envelopes which cost about $10. So I basically only spent $2 per teacher. I spent the last month working on them and just finished wrapping them up this week!

This is my favorite one.

I also covered a little note pad with scrapbook paper, added a flower and packaged everything up together.

Then I thought it would be a good idea to make treats for every kid in each of my kids' classes. Yep, I made 72 of these bad boys! I cut each of them out by hand! When I was done my hand was a mangled, cramped mess!

OH, you silly geese! I'm just kidding!! I have a machine that cut out each little reindeer. It took forever to cut everything out though and I had to draw the mouth, punch the hole for the nose, glue on the eyes, add my kids' names on the back and stamp a holiday greeting on each one. I bought about 100 bags of m&m's and picked all of the red ones out, one by one. I ate everything that wasn't red! Oh my sweet goslings, I'm messin' with ya again. They make tubs of individual color m&m's now. I even had a coupon!

Now that these projects are done I am feeling much less stress and am ready to enjoy our Holiday activities this week! Everyone is home for the next 2 weeks, EVEN DaddyO!


Foursons said...

My goodness- you were ambitious! I admire you for getting all of that done. The cards are so good, I bet the teachers loved them. And those reindeer are cute, you are talented!

Kmama said...

Okay, I'm totally jealous. You have more creativity and ambition in your pinky than I do in my entire body. *sigh*

Very nice gifts.

He & Me + 3 said...

Those are all just too cute. Wow you are creative. Great job. I am sure the teachers loved the gifts.

{Kimber} said...

It's official-- YOU ARE SUPER MOM!!! such cute crafts!

Carly said...

How did you do the nose of the reindeer? Did you use a Cricut to make them . O Please tell us your secrets. Everything looks great. What a great Idea for Teachers gifts too.

Barclay Kathryn said...

Wow wow wow!! They're gorgeous! Wish I had half of your creativity. : )

Kari @ p.s. said...

That settles're amazing! The paper bundle is awesome. Those are very professional - love them. And all those little gifts for the kids. Mom's like me are so grateful for mom's like you who take the time to do those things. Our kids love it!
"Oh my goslings" - never heard that before. As I was reading it I was thinking, 'Doesn't she know she could buy entire bags of just red???' haha! Girl, you make me laugh!

Kim said...

I think we need to get together and have a virtual craft night! Those are super cute! I am sure each and every gift will be much appreciated!

Enjoy your time with the family the next two weeks!

Rachel said...

Okay... you are officially crowned the Mom That Makes The Rest Of Us Look Like Underachievers... :) Those are AMAZING!

Please tell me you have an etsy shop... I would SOOO buy those cards! They are amazing!

(And you love Princess Bride too?!?! I knew I liked you!)

Brandi said...

Oh you crafty girl! I LOVE everything. The note cards are AMAZING!!! The reindeer are stinkn' cute (and, like Kari, you had me going...I was so thinking, um, you can buy all red M&M's)! ;)

Enjoy two fabulous weeks with the kiddos AND DaddyO!!! Sounds like a wonderful holiday in the making!

Merry Christmas! :)

Emily, Jerimy and River said...

Love it Heather! Wish I could be making those projects with you.