Hello! Renee here today to share another “gifts for teachers” project for the upcoming holiday. As you may have seen by now, I love giving handmade gifts for my girls’ teachers. Even more, I love preparing my “gifts for teachers” about a month in advance so I have no worries and there’s no rushing to have something ready last minute. I used the adorable We Go Together line and the awesome We R Memory Keepers Pillow Box Punch Board to put together these Valentine’s Day pillow treat boxes for the teachers.
I started by trimming my 12 x 12 pattern papers down to 6 x 6 inches. You can easily use the We Go Together 6 x 6 Paper Pad. I wanted the designs to be larger on these pillow boxes, so I used my 12 x 12 inch papers.
I used the We R Memory Keepers Pillow Box Punch Board for these gifts. Love how easy it is to use. I just followed the instructions and it took me about 15 minutes to get these 8 pillow boxes punched out.
Hold on. I couldn’t just add my adhesive and close them up just yet.
I added white crepe paper to make some pretty ruffles to all…
…but this one. For Payton’s teacher, I couldn’t add pretty ruffles. I wanted him to have something different and fun. So, I punched out this heart shape, placed a cut piece of a clear baggie underneath, and added red embroidery floss and stitched around the studded part of the heart. Such a cute little window. Now, he’ll see the Twizzler Bites candies (his fave) that we will add inside.
Okay, now these are ready for the adhesive.
I added favorite candies to each of these pillow boxes. I also added adorable stickers to decorate each pillow box. I trimmed the Valentine cards from the We Go Together pattern paper, used a heart hand punch at the corners of the cards, and tied the cards to each pillow box.
These gifts are ready to give to the teachers. Here are the Valentine gifts for Caitie and Payton’s teachers.
Here are the Valentine gifts for their gym and art teachers.
Here are the Valentine gifts for their music teacher and Payton’s new reading teacher.
Here are the Valentine gifts for their library/computer teacher (how fun is that library card?!) and Payton’s previous reading teacher. I made a treat and card for this teacher, because her birthday is on Valentine’s Day. Very exciting!
I wanted to mention that these pillow boxes measure about 2 1/4″ x 5″. I can fit 12 Hershey Kisses, or 6 Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Miniatures, or a small handful of Twizzler Bites candies into them. So, they may look small, but I feel they hold a nice amount of candy in them. You can always make them larger if you like.
Here is the Valentine’s Day Birthday card for Payton’s previous reading teacher. I used an A2 Card & Envelope for the base of my card. I outlined the “Hugs” and “Kisses” words from the Hugs & Kisses pattern paper. I loved adding the epoxy candy heart stickers to the jar of hearts sticker. So sweet! On the inside of the card, I added a machine stitched heart glitter stickers banner along with a stamped sentiment.
We Go Together We Go Together (732720)
We Go Together Sending Love (732721)
We Go Together XOXO (732722)
We Go Together U R Sweet (732723)
We Go Together Lovable (732724)
We Go Together Hugs and Kisses (732725)
We Go Together Roses Are Red (732726)
We Go Together Best Friends (732728)
We Go Together Sweet Heart (732729)
We Go Together I Love You (732730)
We Go Together Budding Romance (732731)
We Go Together Icons & Phrases Stickers (732733)
We Go Together Glitter Heart Stickers (732735)
We Go Together Epoxy Phrase Stickers (732736)
We Go Together Library Pockets with Cards (732743)
From Me to You Roller Stamp (732278)
American Crafts A2 Cards & Envelopes (4.375″X5.75″) 12/Pkg, White (366014)
American Crafts Glitter Paper Tape .35 in x 3yd, Peony (96019)
American Crafts Baker’s Twine Value Pack 5yd Spools 24/Pkg, Bright (366303)
American Crafts Precision Pen .05 Point, Black (62321)
American Crafts This To That Adhesive Runner, Strips (61712)
American Crafts This to That Dimensional Dots (61709)
American Crafts With Love Valentine Roller Date Stamp
We R Memory Keepers Pillow Box Punch Board