Friday, October 17, 2008

Teacher's Gift

This is my second Guest Star Stamper project for Papertrey Ink, and it's a twist on the Snowman Ornament I did last month. You can see the tutorial for that here. All you have to do to make the pin is make a few modifications. I simply halved a small Styrofoam ball, added tiny pom pom balls and wire for ear muffs, and gave the whole thing a dusting of glitter spray. Glue a pin backing to the back side, and it's done!

The pin sits inside of a small tin for gift giving. I decorated the inside and outside of the square clear top tin with Pure Poppy cardstock that I stamped using my Rustic Snowflakes stamp set. The "window" on the tin lid got stamped, too, using white StazOn ink. My little snowman pin is attached to a tiny card made of Pure Poppy and personalized inside with my four year old's own handwriting. She thinks white gel pens are really cool, by the way. Do your children get frustrated when their white crayon "won't work?" LOL.

My plan is to give these to my daughter's Preschool teachers. Since I'm not certain of their religious preferences, this "winter" gift will work just fine. And who doesn't love snowmen?!?

Stamps: Rustic Snowflakes (PTI)
Ink: white StazOn, white pigment (ColorBox)
Cardstock: Pure Poppy (PTI)
Tools: corner rounder punch (EK Success)
Other: 4 oz. clear top tin (PTI), Styrofoam ball, Model Magic (Crayola), white, orange and black acrylic paint, pink chalk, wire, pom pom balls, pin backing, white gel pen, glitter spray


Otter said...

Oh too cute!! I loved your ornament and love this even more! Ear muffs!! ACK! One question...what is your secret to keep the Modle Magic from cracking once dry?

Monika said...

Your crafts are incredible. Where did you find the tin you used?? I can't wait to try this!! TFS

Babies- Beth said...

This little ...guy... is just the cutest! I love the presentation box as well!

Molly B said...

So funny.. Ty is always telling me his white crayons are broken. This is an adorable gift. The packaging you made is perfect. -Molly B

Jeanne said...

Absolutely clever snow man pin! What a fun gift for the winter months ahead! The ear muffs have so much personality! Thanks for sharing.

MaryRC said...

so clever, found you via just a girl..

HouseMama said...

He is the cutest!!!

I can't wait to read around more of your blog.

Thanks for posting this at Just a Girl.

makingthemostofbeingathome said...

WOW such a cutie

Astrid said...

What a sweet little gift! Also curious where you found that tin. It's perfect to showcase that cute snowman.

Rita Kent at TesoroFino.Com said...

Thank you for sharing this tutorial. My son will have fun doing this with me. Going to check out more of your blog and clicking "Follow" to visit often. Please stop by and if you like what you see, please do the same.

Chris said...

This is TOO cute! What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

Penny said...

Jennifer I am linking to your site for the snowman teacher gift. You do some great work.


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