Can you believe the traditional school year is coming close to the end. You know what that means… It's time for Teacher Appreciation week!!
The other day I was hosting a get together at my house and for hours I was busy playing hostess. When everyone headed home I finally had a chance to take a look at myself in the mirror and almost SCREAMED! My hair had gone totally NUTS! I yelled at my husband and asked how long my hair had looked like that… to my chagrin he lovingly said, "the whole time… I thought you were trying something new." Ahhhhhhh! I was mortified.
Although the experience was not one of my favorites, it got me thinking. I'm sure that teachers have the same problem. They are busy working in front of their class for hours at a time and do not time to run to the bathroom to just double check to make sure they haven't morphed into a bag lady. It would be a perfect teacher appreciation gift to give your teacher a small mirror to add to his or her classroom for those quick little hair and makeup checks throughout the day. Then I thought it would be good if it could serve a dual purpose. That's how I came up with the idea for the mirror memo board. Here's how I made it…
I started with a thrifted mirror that I spray painted white and then distressed a bit.
I found some great washi tape at Target that coordinated with some fun clips that were perfect for dressing up the mirror. I framed the boarder of the mirror with the tape and then with another tape pattern I created another boarder on the frame. It looked great!
With my Silhouette CAMEO I cut "Mrs. Johnson, You make life beautiful!" out of a lovely green vinyl and applied it to the mirror. I used Courier New and Sign Painter as my fonts for the saying. Then I glued the coordinating clips to the bottom of the frame with E600 and that was it. It truly can't get easier than that!!
For good measure I added the cutest apple Post-it Note pad holder to the mix. All I did was again, used my Silhouette CAMEO to cut the same green vinyl to add Mrs. Johnson's name to the apple. A perfect addition to any teachers desk!
Here is another Teacher Appreciation Idea from last year that I just loved…
It's a super cute pencil bouquet that our teachers just loved. You know you can NEVER have too many fun pencils, especially if you have a classroom full of kiddos who are constantly needing new ones.2