What is that you say? School has been out for awhile. Your kids have already said good bye to their teachers for the school year.
Yeah, I know that. I meant to share this teacher gift I made early, but alas I don't have an early setting on my personal clock right now. The setting is pretty much set to last minute or lots of minutes after.
I loved these cards and was pretty proud of myself for trying a new skill to get these done.
I have seen several similar projects on the internet. I just love how personal the idea was.
As I thought on the project, I remembered a time when I had done a very simple and basic family tree using watercolors. I remember not being horrible at it and that was years ago. So I thought I would give it a try.
Gosh, I sure had fun. I initially drew the image on a larger piece of watercolor paper. I drew the image with pencil, leaving out some of the design detail, like the stripes on the dress.
Then I went to work painting. I had fun recreating different outfits I may have seen the teachers wear. I also added a special little touch by painting the book to match one of the ones they read that year in class.
I took my originals to Staples and had them shrink down my original image and then copy them on heavy cardstock. Not only did they print them out so that I could cut them down to a 5x7 card, but the girl who copied them for me also cut them down so I didn't have to. Man is that kind of wonderful
I bought some brown craft paper envelopes to go with the cards. I tied them all up with a cute ribbon and delivered them to my boys' teachers on the last day of school.
I might just make some every year. Spoiler alert future teachers-you might be getting some of these next year.