This project post is a part of a paid marketing campaign with Snap. Although this post is sponsored the project idea and all opinions expressed are my own.
One of the things I love about being a crafty blogger is finding happy mail boxes on my porch. I was lucky enough to receive a sample of the Amy Tangerine Plus One paper craft collection recently and the minute I opened the box I was in love! The Plus One collection was the top selling signature line released in winter 2014 (selling out both in stores and online) and I can see why!
I had so many ideas spinning in my head about things to create with these awesome goodies, but I wanted to focus on some quick and easy crafts that could be used as teacher appreciation gifts. The first thing I created was turning these adorable clothespins into magnets. I’ve done this once before with solid colored clothespins, but these ones blew those out of the water. I love the fun patterns and bright colors these featured! I started off by cutting a flat piece of magnet I already had on hand into small strips the same size as the back of the clothespin. I applied a little bit of E6000 to each clothespin and stuck the magnet on. Presto, change-o magnetic clothespins!
The second thing I made were fun bookmarks. I cut thick strips of this pretty striped paper and then notched out the bottom with an inverted triangle shape. I used these colorful letter stickers to spell out a few inspiring words and then threaded some colorful embroidery thread through the end to give them a long tail. I even braided one of them into a short braid to give it a little more interest!
I really love dressing up my gifts and there is no better way to do that than with some fun gift tags. I quickly punched out a few different sizes of gift tags in a few of the different paper patterns. I then cut about 12 inches of different colored embroidery thread and looped them through the ends to make them easy to attach to any gift. I embellished the backs with some of the cutest washi tape I have ever seen! Seriously guys, this tape is like 1/4″ wide and just the thought of it makes my heart flutter!
The last project i tackled was creating a paper pieced notebook. I cut a bunch of 2″ triangles out of the patterned paper. I affixed them to the front of a regular composition notebook leaving space in the middle for a rectangular strip to use as a label.
Each of these projects took me 15 minutes or less (excluding drying time) and when you put them all together it makes a pretty sweet teacher appreciation package. I’m sure that that my son’s teacher is going to be pretty excited (right Mercedes?)!
Now here’s the best part! This collection will be available on HSN starting March 24th in five discounted bundles starting at just under $20! There will be a basic kit, an embroidery kit, an embellishment kit and a stamping kit.The sold out Plus One Project Life Mini Kit will also be available at a discounted rate.
I’m part of a craft lightning with several other blogs hosted by the amazing Angie of The Country Chic Cottage and Caroline of 30 Minute Crafts make sure you check out both their blogs to see all the rest of the Teacher Appreciation Projects!