Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Teachers Appreciation 2012 - Day Three

We were looking for a creative way to give Little K's teacher and assortment of Gift Cards, and came across this clever idea for giving a gift of cash.

 (Photo from Lovezilla)

We decided to modify this great idea to fit our needs.

An empty tissue box was decorated with scrapbook paper 
(again in his favorite colors of blue and purple).  

Each side of the tissue box was covered with a "nose" related saying.

Instead of using cash inside the tissue box - we had something different in mind.  

A pull tab indicates where and what to do.  
Just in case he thought it was a plain old box of snot rags.

Inside were notes from the students saying what they liked best about being in his class this year. 

I printed them up on the computer using a variety of fun fonts, taped them together and accordion folded them to fit inside the tissue box. 

In between the kids notes were Gift Cards from many of his favorite restaurants.
(Thanks to the generous contributions of our families)

and more sweet notes from the kids.

Something about 5th grade humor made the "snot" reference seem perfect.  


  1. Ok, hands down...this is my favorite! My brain in already spinning trying to think how I can pull this off. We don't even get a class email addresses or phone number...nothing....all because of (dumb) confidentiality reasons. I think this would be a great end of the year thing! Thanks for sharing Karina...your gift ideas are always the BEST!

  2. Awesome! Thank you for posting these crafty ideas!! Too cool.

  3. What a neat idea! Thanks for sharing!


  4. Amazing!!! I love this idea! I'm bookmarking it for future reference.

  5. We've done plenty of gift card trees, but THIS ONE is fantastic!!! I love that you have those quotes on each gc. That is so, so sweet!!!