i should be mopping the floor: Crayon Teacher's Gift

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Crayon Teacher's Gift

Need an easy and inexpensive gift for Teacher Appreciation Week? 
This Crayon Monogram {with free printable card} is always a hit.

UPDATE 4/19/13: 
I've updated this post to include a free printable card that coordinates with the gift. 
Details on downloading below.

Crayon Monogram Tutorial with Free Printable Card #TeacherAppreciation

I started making these a couple of years ago for my boys' preschool teachers at the end of the year. They're super easy and very inexpensive. 
I originally got the idea from my real-life friend, Becky's blog.

Crayon Monogram Tutorial with Free Printable Card #TeacherAppreciation

Crayon Monogram Tutorial with Free Printable Card #TeacherAppreciation

I started with my supplies:
-frames from the dollar store
- crayons
- printouts of letters with teacher's name (can make these in Word, just keep your frame sizes in mind).
You'll also need glue (I used Aleene's Tacky Glue) and your sharpest kitchen knife.
Crayon Monogram Tutorial with Free Printable Card #TeacherAppreciation

I actually glued my printouts (on cardstock) to the glass of the frames. It makes them hold a bit more than gluing to the back of the frame (I've done that previously).
Crayon Monogram Tutorial with Free Printable Card #TeacherAppreciation

Measure your crayons to the letter they will be glued to.
Crayon Monogram Tutorial with Free Printable Card #TeacherAppreciation


Use your sharp kitchen knife to cut the crayon. Sometimes it helps to roll the crayon under the blade to get a clean cut.
Crayon Monogram Tutorial with Free Printable Card #TeacherAppreciation

Glue your crayon down and continue with the rest of your crayons. I tried to mix up the crayons in terms of colors and where I cut them.
Crayon Monogram Tutorial with Free Printable Card #TeacherAppreciation

And voila!
Crayon Monogram Tutorial with Free Printable Card #TeacherAppreciation

Crayon Monogram Tutorial with Free Printable Card #TeacherAppreciation
Several of you asked if I could create a printable inspired by the original card. This one includes space to write your teacher's and child's names on it. 

Crayon Monogram Tutorial with Free Printable Card #TeacherAppreciation

Crayon Monogram Tutorial with Free Printable Card #TeacherAppreciation

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Here are a few other Teacher Appreciation posts I've put together:

  









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24 comments:

  1. HOW adorable!!! what a great idea! thanks for linking to my Delightfully Inspiring Link Party!
    DaNita

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  2. So cute! I have got to make some of these, what a great idea! Thanks for the wonderful tutorial! Andrea

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  3. what an absolutely ADORABLE idea! i used to be a teacher and i would have LOVED to get on of these! thanks for such a great tutorial! :)

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  4. Kristi, these are great! They really turned out fabulous. I don't know a teacher who wouldn't want one of these!

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  5. These are totally cute! I especially like the card that accompanied the monogram. Awesome!

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  6. what a sweet idea very colorful and love how you make it some great lessons can be learned just making the gift thanks for sharing come see me at http://shopannies.blogspot.com and see what I shared

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  7. Wow, those are just too cute! Thank you so much for linking up to "It's a Party"!

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  8. That's soo cute! Love it! And I love crayons, so how could you go wrong?

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  9. What a creative idea! Come on over to my blog and check it out!! TFS.

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  10. Cannot wait for my kids to be school-age so we can do neat crafts like these :)

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  11. this is too darn cute! i am bookmarking this!!

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  12. These are adorable! I love ANY gift that is affordable but takes some effort and thought. Those are the best gifts of all! I'm sure your kiddos' teachers felt special to know that your hands made that gift for them. =) Sweet idea!

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  13. These are absolutely precious!!!!! What font did you use, I am LOVIN' it! :)
    Meaghan
    mrskimbrellsclass.blogspot.com

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  14. Just wondering what size you made the big letter?

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  15. A knife has a lot of uses indeed. It can be used to sharpen or cut your crayons. That's cool indeed. By the way, I like the outcome of your project. It's truly a work of art.

    cold steel

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  16. I love the idea of using a knife to cut the crayons into half. It's better to use this one than a cutter or a simple blade. However, it is essential to have a sharp knife to prevent breaking the crayons into pieces. I have a buck knife which I use to cut both soft and hard objects. I even use it in our kitchen sometimes. Thanks for its multipurpose functionality. By the way, this project looks very compelling. It's one great art work.

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  18. What font was used for these? I love them!

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  20. Its a wonderful idea. Thanks for sharing with us.
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  21. Do you have a printout for that card! I adore and must make these!!

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    1. Shannon-- thanks for stopping by. After seeing your request {and a few others over the last couple of years}, I have indeed added a printable card! Not sure why I didn't do it sooner. :)

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  22. I wanted to say that I love this idea. It looks very simple and easy to do and that's what I need. I'm going to try this. Thanks!

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