Back to School Crafty Ideas for Pre-School and Elementary Classrooms + Teachers

Hi everyone ~ back to school, teacher crafts and classroom crafts have ALWAYS been one of my favorite crafts to make.  I have a good collection of ideas I'd like to share with you.  Just click on the button below to see my ideas I've created over the years.  Pin it on Pinterest to share with your friends and save for future use. Hugs, Tracy … [Read more...]

School Money Labels Download Available

I am all about convenience. I mean I like things to be neat and organized but most of the time fail miserably. How I want them in my head sometimes doesn't agree with the way my family sees things. Can anyone else relate? A few years ago I included some of these school money labels as part of my Back to School series year 2012. To this day this simple task has become one of my favorite things … [Read more...]

{for my new Teacher} Apple Treat using a Recycled Container

I love recycle crafts especially when I can create them to be as cute as this little apple. Gifts from the heart are so much more special than any old thing I could pick up at the store so one of my favorite things to do is create these types of crafts. I created this project with back to school in mind but the card can be easily changed to Christmas, teacher appreciation or end of school. … [Read more...]

⭐️ Celebrate 1st Day of School Treat Bag Toppers

My kiddos go back to school in a couple of weeks but some areas have already started. Yikes! Where did the summer go? These little bag toppers are super cute to make using  a school bus, some stamps, paper and markers for doodling.  ((love)) Fill a plastic baggie with candy (or other treat) and top with a cute bag topper.  Just staple or use double sided tape. ::Celebrate 1st Day of School … [Read more...]

{Back to School} Let’s Roll into School Teacher Gift with Tag Printable

This is still one of my favorite "Meet the Teacher" night gifts I ever created for one of Spencer's teachers. I really like to personalize my gifts so that they can keep them for years to come.   Each side is decorated in a school themed image.  I love "play on words" so I created the Let's Roll into School tag because I was filling the jar with Tootsie Rolls.  ☺ I found this square … [Read more...]

Something Yummy for Your Tummy – 1st Day of School Treats

 Here is an adorable little treat to send for pre-school classes or the first day of school. Just a little something to celebrate the first day of school. A little treat for each friend to take home in his or her back pack.   (this post contains affiliate links to products used in this project)   white tag (I used a blank index card) folded in half gold fish - … [Read more...]

♥ Decorate a Tin Can and Make a Pretty Gift!

I love pretty gifts, I love homemade gifts, I love recycled items I can use to make a pretty homemade gifts! :) I really do have a passion for taking items to reuse, repurpose or recycle and I hope you like my idea I am sharing today. Here are all of the supplies I used to put the can together.  I ended up not using the wide burlap ribbon but did add a couple of burlap flowers which are not … [Read more...]

Back to School & Teacher Ideas 2014

Back to School time is upon us. Yikes! Time to get the kiddos ready with school supplies, routines, schedules, pick ups and more. Over the past few years of blogging I've shared many ideas and thought it would be great to link to my actual Back to School category for easy reference. Ideas include..... ✔ Create a homework station ✔ Meet the Teacher gift ideas ✔ treat bags for students ✔ … [Read more...]

Lunch Box Notes

My big guy just started 1st grade and wants to take his lunch every day.  So every morning mom (that’s me) is packing his lunch to enjoy during his day.  This year I thought it would be fun to tuck a little note inside for him to see when he opens up his lunch kit.  His reading is getting better and better so I think he may be able to read some of the sweet notes mom shares.  I turned to Google to … [Read more...]

{Sweet Apple Tags} Gift Bag Idea

Hello my sweet friends -- I hope you all had a fantastic week-end.  I am really excited to have some of my crafting mojo back.  I guess when we get a little burned out on things we need to take a step back and reexamine things, allowing ourselves some time to recoup.  Thanks for sticking with me. :) Yesterday, I shared this adorable Post It Note Acrylic Frame Teacher's Gift and today I would … [Read more...]