Just getting round to posting some of my latest creations!! Looking for ideas for teacher’s presents at the end of the Summer Term, I came across some hugely expensive button pictures on ‘Notonthehightstreet.com’. They were lovely but quite outside my budget (£60 – £70 each)! However I have a big jar of buttons and the ‘crafter’ in me just had to have a go!!
I printed out a stalk and leaf for my apple from a picture I got from the internet and then added a few guide dots in the shape of an apple. All I had to do next was to arrange my buttons and sequins on the page and glue them into place. Simple. I had some box frames from IKEA which cost me around £3.00 each so I made each apple the right size to fit and mounted them into the frames. All that was left was a little personalised label and job done!
I have two children still at primary school so ended up making pictures for three teachers (my daughter had two teacher’s who job shared this year) and of course I couldn’t forget the classroom assistants!
Wrapped in clear cellophane paper and a bit of gift ribbon they look the business and I estimate that they cost me around £6.00 each to make – a much more affordable price for an end of term gift!!! ….And very well received by the teachers too!!!