Teacher Gifts

I always struggle with ideas of gifts for my co-workers. I’m waaaaay too unorganized to “shop throughout the year”, and I refuse to pay $8 for an ornament at Christmas time. We are trying to stick to a budget to get some student loan debt paid off, so this year is all  homemade!! (I also did mostly homemade for our families- more on that later).

Here’s what I came up with-

The “J” was a practice one and I kept it :) But the rest were for my co-workers. I got the box of ornaments on sale last year after Christmas. I knew I wanted to do something with them, but I wasn’t sure what. I think I paid $4 for 12.

All the paint is acrylic and it’s sealed with the Martha Stewart sealer I used here. The sealer also made it shiny. Just the paint has a matte sheen and in my opinion makes it look unfinished. I used ribbon scraps I already had for the topper. 3-4 pieces of ribbon and some tulle, all heat sealed at the ends. The ribbon is just threaded through the ornament hook (no knots).
Simple, easy, and I think really cute!! :)

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