I was really excited about the gifts my kids gave their teachers this year for Christmas. (The pictures really don’t do them justice.) Some friends and I got together and made scrabble tile necklaces (using this fantastic tutorial), for all kind of friends and siblings, etc. (You may remember this Insanity Zone from my home tour). Instead of using scrapbook paper for the necklaces we made for their teachers, I used my children’s original artwork. I had them draw pictures of their teachers. Then I scanned them into the computer, shrunk them down to tile size, and printed them out. From that point I just followed the original directions. The top one is Kira’s picture of her teacher and her. I loved Trenton’s stick figure drawings of his teachers. This one really captures the essence of her hair!
If nothing else, these gifts are one of a kind! You could use this idea for end of year gifts or for Mother’s Day (Grandma’s) or Christmas next year. It took us a while to track down all of the supplies, so I would recommend working with a friend and making several necklaces at once to make it work the time and expense. They are fun to make! I’m wanting to get more tiles so I can make some more! Just make sure the paper gets adhered well when you glue it to the tile, before applying the glaze, or the drying glaze might cause it to curl up at the corners. It’s good to print some extra pictures for this reason. And watch out for bubbles when applying the glaze! That is the trickiest part! Happy crafting!
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