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Handmade Teacher Gifts

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Handmade Teacher Gifts

Around here, we love teachers, so for Valentine's Day my boys wanted to show their teachers how much they love by making them special handmade gifts.  My seven year old decided to make his teacher a personalized mug, and my five year old opted for an adorable vase.  Both are super easy and fun to make.  To make the mug, we started with a white dollar store mug, some "Sharpies", and a fun design by my son.  Then, I baked the mug at 350 degrees for 30 minutes and allowed the mug to cool in the oven.  This process seals the marker onto the mug, but I would definitely suggest handwashing, as the dishwasher would probably fade the design. To make the vase,  we cut the foot off an old sock and slipped it over a dollar store glass vase.  Then, I used hot glue to attach a felt heart and button.  Easy peasy... and totally cute! I think it would be fun to add some chocolates or a tasty homemade treats to these gifts... like heart-shaped "kiss and hug" brownies.  Just make a pan of brownies, cut out hearts with a cookie cutter, and use icing to make some hugs and kisses.  {And if you are looking for a delicious fudgy brownie recipe, you can find one here.}   Happy Valentine's Day!  I wish you lots of sweet treats and kisses from the ones you love. ♥ 
Gina ( aka East Coast Mommy)
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