The other day I was scrolling through Pinterest and I saw the most adorable ornament. It was made using a mason jar lid and a few miniature Christmas items and I thought it was fabulous! As I was shopping at my local craft store I found a few little items such as tiny books, a chalkboard, and a notepad, that I realized would be perfect to recreate this same look only with a teacher’s theme. So I rushed home and about twenty minutes later I had the perfect homemade teacher gift for Christmas! Here is how I made it:
The original inspiration had a snowy background which was sweet but I didn’t think it went with my teacher’s theme. So I decided to use a piece of patterned scrapbooking paper I had lying around along with some twine and some washi tape which I used to make a miniature banner.
I used the Mason jar lid as a stencil and then I cut out a circle out of the scrapbook paper. Then I hot glued it to the lid of the jar. I also used the hot glue to attach the inner circle lid to the rim. WARNING: The hot glue got the metal lid very hot very quickly, so be careful and don’t burn yourself!
Next I made a tiny banner by folding the washi tape over the twine as seen above. Next I cut the tape into triangles.
Once everything was ready I hot glued everything into place! It was just that easy!
I didn’t like the dangling twine so I neatly cut them off, and then I hot glued another piece of twine to the back of the ornament so it could be hung on a Christmas tree!
I am absolutely thrilled with the result and I hope my son’s teacher likes it. I know she reads my blog every day so “Hi Ms. Simon!“.
Click HERE for a different homemade teacher gift that I made!
If crafting isn’t your thing, why not buy your child’s teacher a Glamorous Housewife mug? I am sure she would love being inspired every day!