Stenciled Tote Bag

 

{Teacher Appreciation Gift Idea}

Stenciled Tote Bags {The Preppy Strawberry}

This week is Teacher Appreciation week at my daughters school.   My original idea for teacher appreciation gifts completely changed because my daughter is still out of school recovering from having her tonsils removed last week. 

I always try to get the teacher something useful instead of something that just become clutter – My mom has taught school for over 23 years and I remember growing up all of the apple coffee mugs that were in our cupboard!  LOTS! 

My original plan was to put something small together each day and send to school – something fun but something to let her teacher know how much she is appreciated!  Can you imagine having 25 six and seven year olds every day!!  Yikes!!

The tote bag is the perfect size for an every day purse, a tote bag to toss your iPad, nook, or kindle in along with some note pads etc.  Or for a school teacher toss in your papers to grade, your lesson planner and misc. school items!

The bags caught my eye and I had them in my cart last month but ended up putting them back because I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with them? Other than I thought they were adorable!  Then a few days later this image was in my pinterest stream …. So you know where I went right?  There as my idea and I went back for my bags! 

The Apple Tag on the bag was a free printable form dimple prints.

I created my stencil on my cricut using freezer paper and then I stenciled each bag with everyone’s first initials. 

 

Stenciled Tote Bags {The Preppy Strawberry}

 

I think the bags turned out super cute!  I even made one for myself to start – just incase I didn’t like it at least I would be stuck with my initial 😉

 

Stenciled Tote Bags {The Preppy Strawberry}

This one I made for my mom – my Mom teaches 3rd grade and is also the after school teacher.  Lilly goes to after school almost every day because I work so we also gave Nana a teacher appreciation gift. 

 

Stenciled Tote Bags {The Preppy Strawberry}

 

Lilly’s teachers bag …..

 

Stenciled Tote Bags {The Preppy Strawberry}

Resources:

Tag – printable from dimple prints

bag idea: Uncommon designs

Need some more teacher appreciation gift ideas?  Check out my pinterest teacher appreciation board.

We have one more teacher surprise but …. that will have to wait!  Stay tuned!

Happy Crafting!

Amy

 

 

 

 

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