Saturday, March 3, 2012

Teacher Appreciation Gift

At my school, we have a "Wow Rep" who is responsible for doing a little something each month that might make the teachers say, "Wow, that was nice!"  Last year, that was me.  ( I really only wanted the job because I thought the title rocked).

One of the crafts I made was a "Teacher's Emergency Coffee Kit".  I made these before I started blogging so I have no in-progress shots but plenty of final shots you can see.

First, I went to a local, family owned restaurant and asked them to donate some coffee cups, tops and swizzle sticks for me.  Theirs were already white without a logo so they were perfect.

I also took one of their coffee sleeves and took it apart to make a template so that I could make my own decorated coffee sleeve.  I cut out sleeves from white card stock and stamped (using Mavry pens)  in rainbow the word "inspire" on the coffee sleeve. I also colored the edges of the sleeve with the same markers to add a little pizazz.   I then glued the sleeve onto the coffee cup.   For those of you who are detail oriented - the first coffee cup in the right hand row above has "hope" on it - I did that for one of our teachers who was recovering from breast cancer. 

Next, I took one Starbucks Via instant coffee, a packet of sugar, sweet and low and a little creamer container and placed it inside the cup.  Again, sorry no photos but you get the idea.

Then I punched a 1 and a half inch circle of pretty scrapbooking paper and taped it to the top of the lid, typed out a list of all the teacher's names, cut that out and taped across the punched circle.

Lastly,  I printed out pages that said "Teacher's Emergency Coffee Kit"  and "Thanks a Latte".  I punched them out and colored the edges to match the sleeve.  Taped those bad boys to the wooden coffee stirrer, placed it in the cup and voila!  A cute little "WOW" item for our teachers.

And that is it!  Now I need to go find some sites to link up to so you can see my cute (if I do say so myself) Teacher Emergency Coffee Kits.

Thanks for visiting - I am a new blogger and love feedback and assistance.  Please feel free to comment and spread the word!  Shannon


  1. Shannon, those are really a great idea!! I have a linky party starting late tonight. Well 10pm my time probably 7pm yours. Also you can check my site and at the bottom I have all the linky parties I link to by days. Have fun!!

  2. Thanks for linking up over at SweetTalkin' Sunday!! And your blog header looks amazing!!! I love it!! Now you are a blogger guru!!

  3. Hi and welcome to blogville...CAREFUL, it is very addicting. I spotted your great Emergency Coffee Gift at The Sweet Talk link party -- I absolutely love anything and everything coffee! I would love for you to come by for a visit and search "coffee" on my blog and see what I've created around my favorite theme. In the meantime, I am your newest follower and look forward to your posts!