You may be wondering why I am whipping out so many (well, more than normal, I guess) blog posts lately. Per usual, my husband is working into the wee morning hours and I hate to leave him downstairs slaving away alone…so here I am. Again. I should really go get something else completed!

This is important though! 😉

Because I’ve also been spending a lot of time on Pinterest in the evening 😉 …mostly looking up home decor, the latest fashion (yes, I am obsessed), and recipes, but I happened to come across an idea for a teacher’s Christmas gift (or grab-bag gift) that I really like. Since I am usually not that good at planning the perfect present for our teachers ahead of time, I am quite proud of myself to have already completed this gift! Please click this link to view the original idea.


A To Do Board!

This gift was super easy to make, low-cost, and original (in my opinion).

To make, you will need the following items:

  • A picture frame. I bought ours at the Dollar Tree for a $1.
  • Notebook paper. We already had this on-hand.
  • Stickers for the To Do message. I also purchased these at the Dollar Tree for $1.  I placed the stickers directly on the paper and then placed the paper inside the frame.
  • Decorative Flower(s). Being the somewhat crafty self that I am, I also had these on hand, but the embellishment could be made easily from spare fabric, a fabric remnant, faux flowers, a bow, almost anything! I used a hot glue gun to secure the flowers to the frame.
  • Some sort of string. I like to use twine for many things, so I also had this on hand. Ribbon would too be appropriate, or any type of yarn. The original idea did not attach the marker to the board, however I thought this added a nice touch to the creation.
  • Dry-erase markers. Again, these were available at the Dollar Tree and one package contained 4 markers (you guessed it-only a $1).
  • I also chose to add a gift card for Starbucks and a little message to the board! I think it made the gift seem a little less cheap, unique, and more thoughtful. Plus, the list displays what the intention of the board is.


It only took me about 30 minutes to make 3 of these!


What do you think?  I hope our teachers find them as fun as I did!

Happy crafting!

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