We had our supplies for making end of the year gifts for Violet and Henry's preschool teacher for weeks, yet, for some reason, we waited until the night before the last day of school to actually make them! Such is life, right?
Henry painted a small glass vase using some silver paints that I had leftover from our New Year's Eve "bubble" dishes, along with acrylic paint markers that we used for these gardener gifts. While Violet used the acrylic paint markers on a reusable ceramic coffee mug. I taped around the top edge just as we did when painting coffee mugs for Christmas to ensure that there wouldn't be any paint near the drinking area. I let the paint dry overnight and then placed both pieces in the oven the next morning and baked them at 350
degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes.
They turned out great, although the pictures, sadly, did not. Unfortunately, I was rushed taking pictures and had only two minutes for picture taking before they needed to get wrapped.
Anywho, we put some beautiful orange roses in Henry's vase...
And, for Violet's coffee mug, I stitched up a scrappy coffee cozy using this tutorial and the addition of wool felt for the lining...
And, last but not least, a new market bag... Because having her for three years as a teacher is a long time. Because we really love her. And, because, she was the first recipient of a market bag three years ago, the "prototype" as it were, and it seemed like she deserved a new one.
I just treated myself to a new one this summer too!
Have a great day!