Teacher Appreciation Printable + Blog Hop

Can you believe it’s the end of the school year already? It’s been especially crazy for us since Ellie switched schools with only 7 weeks to go.

Well I wanted to give her teachers a nice going-away gift plus something I could use for her new teacher as well. And of course what’s better than a printable in my book!

Bunch of gerbera flowers and photo frame on wooden tableI framed the printable, plus gave each of them a beautiful bouquet of flowers. And if your kid was really terrible this past year, maybe throw in a gift card too ;)

teachers appreciation gift printable

Just download the file above (right click and save to desktop).
Then trim and place in an 8×10 inch frame.

 And if you want to see more amazing FREE end of school printables,
my friends and I are having a TEACHER APPRECIATION BLOG HOP today!

teacher appreciation printables

Hop on over to these other amazing blogs to download
the rest of these great teacher printables for free!

Donuts and Coffee Mason Jar Gift Printables from Five Heart Home
“All About My Teacher” Form from Yellow Bliss Road
“You’ve Blown My Mind” Printable from Thirty Handmade Days
Printable Teacher Coffee Cup Wrappers from I Should Be Mopping the Floor
Fresh Herb Plant Teacher Gift and Printable from Such the Spot
“Thanks for Helping Us Bloom” Printable from Live Laugh Rowe
“Thank You for Helping Me Bloom” Gift Tag from Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke
Teacher Inspire Printable from How to Nest for Less
Giftable Teacher Stamp from Paging Supermom

teacher appreciation printables

Easy COLLEGE WREATH and Back to School Gift Basket

This post brought to you by Dollar General. All opinions are 100% mine.

It’s hard to believe summer is over and the kiddos are headed back to school, especially college kids who seem to go back earlier each year. I have a niece who is headed to her freshman year at Mizzou (University of Missouri) and I thought I would make her a little goodbye gift basket and wreath for her dorm room door. Yep, I’m just that nice.

mizzou wreath and gift basketSince I didn’t want to spend too much money, I decided to go with one of my favorite inexpensive wreath designs using plastic tablecloths. Seriously this wreath only took me about 1 hour to complete and that included all of the prep time.

college football wreath

Supplies you’ll need:

  • Straw wreath form (still in the plastic)
  • (4) plastic tablecloths – I used 2 black and 2 yellow
  • Greenery pins
  • License plate cover (from Dollar General)
  • Ribbon

Start by cutting the plastic tablecloths into about 4 inch wide strips. I actually keep the tablecloth folded out of the bag and trim it like that. Very time consuming! Just make sure you cut off the sides where the edges are folded. Then take your strips and tie them around the straw wreath form. I just knotted. Nothing special.

easy college football wreathUse a pattern as you go (mine was just black and yellow). You can see when you’ve filled in all of the spaces the back will have a pretty striped effect. If you need to fix a part where the tablecloth strips might be a little loose, use a greenery pin to take it into place. Just remember the front side is what you’re actually going to use… and it’s not so pretty at this point.

plastic tablecloth wreathBut you can easily fix that. Just take a pair of scissors and trim down the mess. The reason I do this rather than work with shorter pieces is because it’s sometimes hard to knot when the plastic is shorter. Plus if you’re pulling for a tighter knot, the plastic can stretch on the ends. You want a nice clean edge so trimming works best. Trust me!

plastic tablecloth wreathNext you can see my progress. We’re getting there…

easy plastic tablecloth wreathAnd finally the completed base of the wreath. Woot!

plastic tablecloth college wreathTo add a little pizzazz I added a Mizzou license plate that I got from Dollar General. It’s the perfect amount of bling for the center of the wreath, plus it already has the four corner holes where the bolts would normally go on your car. Super easy to just use a bit of ribbon and tie it around the wreath form. Don’t worry… the plastic tablecloth pieces will mostly hide the ribbon.

mizzou wreathPretty darn cute, right?
And completely weatherproof so it’s perfect for a front door too!

While I was at Dollar General I grabbed a bunch of other Mizzou items for a gift basket. Journal, coffee mug, tumblers, wallet with ID holder, tissues, magnetic to-do list and more. Umm… completely amazed at the selection of items!

mizzou football gift basketI found a black basket and yellow tissue paper from Dollar General to pull the look together. I think my niece will be quite pleased with her present! mizzou wreath and gift basketI mean, what Freshman wouldn’t love a gift basket from their favorite aunt filled with tons of goodies?

college back to school gift basketAlthough the wreath might not make it to her. It’s going to be super hard to part with, especially with football season around the corner and my front door looking a little bare these days…

college wreath using plastic tablecloths

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