As the new school year approaches, there is so much to think about, school clothes, supplies, new shoes, haircuts, carpools, lunch boxes…. the list goes on and on. Well keep the kids busy right before school with this fun creative project they can do and present to their teachers the first day of school and start the year our right!!! These handmade sacs can be personalized to show off your child’s personality and they are so easy to do. Paint them, add fabric, art with Sharpie Markers…. There are no rules and in the end it is art right, tie a bow and fill it with good spelling herbs, fall flowers, pansies and other flowers that will grown in the window light of the classroom.
Choose from a wide range of Saggy Baggies to decorate. These great little bags come in 3 sizes cup, pint and quart and are prefect for holding mason jars, potted plants and bottled items such as wine, oils and dressings of various sizes and shapes, just tie the Saggy Baggy where you need to fit around your items. The cuff is flexible and can be moved up and down too. Consider sending recipes that can be made with the fresh herbs on one of the 7gypsies or Canvas Corp Recipe Cards.
There are still plenty of plants at your local nursery, Lowe’s, Walmart or Home Deport and many of them are on sale this time of year, but are full and beautiful.
Keep it simple. This option is completely no-sew. Cut a pennant out of fabric and stick in place with double sided tape. Cut cute tags from the Watering Can collection and canvas sheets. Write down plant info, care and watering suggestions, and sentiments on the backside. Thread with a length of twine and tie around the saggy baggy. Just add a potted plant and your garden gift is ready to go.
Paint it on! Use Tattered Angles High Impact Paint to dab on geometric shapes. This paint works really well on burlap, canvas and even metal posts. The paint is water based, with easy clean up. Let dry completely after each layer of color for best results. This paint is so fun to work with you can write your name on burlap with it. Add a fabric pennant with double sided tape or glue, add your potted plant and call it cute. We are loving our plant gifts, but if they are not an option you can fill your tote with teacher school supplies, candy or even dinner goodies.
If you have a little bigger plant or gift, then go for our large Burlap Cinch Tote is perfect for an all-inclusive garden gift for sure. Add a large terra cotta pot to the tote. Fill with gardening essentials, staple on a fabric bunting, and give away! This tote comes with a rope drawstring – and you can wrap around the pot or cinch it closed.
Here is another fun idea we featured earlier this summer that would also make a great teacher gift and let the kids paint and play, our Decor and DIY paint is just perfect on Terra Cotta, Glass, Metal, Plastic, Paper Wood and more, goes on smoothly and is just beautiful. Check out Sara’s blog post for more details.
So get the craft supplies out, grab a few burlap totes, terra cotta pots, paint brushes and some old fabric and paper and let the kids create something special they are proud to give their new teacher this year.