Teacher Appreciation Gifts

This year I decided not to wait until the last minute to make the kids' teacher appreciation gifts.
I know, surprise, surprise!!

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These are cute little wood block calendars for their teachers' desks.

I found these at the store (can't remember which one) for a couple bucks and thought they were so cute & would be perfect for a teacher gift.

First I painted the blocks & block holders.

Then I covered them all with scrapbook paper using Mod Podge to attach the paper.

My daughter chose pink, yellow & orange for her colors.

And my son chose green & blue for his colors.

I used number stickers for the dates on these blocks.
These are the numbers you'll need:
Block one: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Block two: 0, 1, 2, 6, 7, 8 (Make sure your 6 also looks like a 9 when turned upside down, that way you can use it for both dates)
I printed the months on scrapbook paper using my printer & attached them to blocks with Mod Podge.

And this is the finished product actually ready two weeks in advance :)

For these blocks I used number rub-ons.
After I had everything attached to the wood, I Mod Podged over all the surfaces to protect it & give it a nice finish.

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  1. Such a good idea! You're so good. I would have just bought them already made. =0)

  2. I love this idea for a teachers gift - and they came out great!

  3. Very cute. Maybe I'll do that for Christmas.

  4. Wow you are on the ball!! those turned out super cute

  5. i don't get it... the second block only has 6 sides for 10 digits... what's your secret? :D

  6. ooooooh, thanks for the update, that's genius!

  7. so cute, love them!


  8. I wanted to let you know that I just featured this on my "What I Bookmarked This Week" post - stop by and check it out!!

  9. I have been wanting to make some of these!

    Thanks so much for sharing...I featured your project in a round up of teacher gift ideas, and I would love for you to stop by!



  10. that is sooooo adorable! As a teacher, that is a gift I would just LOVE! =)

  11. Hey Dacia,

    I really loved the simplicity of this gift, and of course its so practical, anyone can use it, which makes it a wonderful teacher gift, or any other occasion really!!

    I loved it so much I FEATURED you, I hope it puts a smile on your face.

    Come grab a button girl, and display it proudly!

    **Features from week #33 & #34** @ Bella Before and After

    Thanks girl :)


  12. You don't ever need 00 as a date, so the second block can have a 9 instead of a 0 :)


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