Monday, August 6, 2012

You Make My Future Bright! Teacher Gift {Tutorial!}

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Astrobrights Papers by Neenah Paper for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.


Back-to-school is here... can you believe it?!  I bet most of you moms are ready for school, but if you are a teacher you want to relish in the last days of summer!   
I have a fun and easy back to school  teacher gift brought to you by AstroBrights papers:
Bright Teacher gift 1
AstroBrights Paper is SUPER bright paper that is very high quality!  The colors are vibrant and would be great for any school project that you want to get noticed (in a good way!) 

Here is what you will need:
AstroBrights papers, Pencils, pens, Mod Podge, Tin buckets (from Target $1 spot)
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1. To create the pens:
You cut a piece of paper that is 5"X1.5"
Cover the strip of paper with Mod Podge
Roll the paper on to the pen.
Cover again with Mod Podge and let dry.Bright Teacher gift 3
Optional- add some cute washi tape for decoration! Bright Teacher gift 4
You can create the pencils the same way, but use a 6.5"X 2" piece of paper.Bright Teacher gift 5
2. To cover the bucket:
"trace" your bucket by rolling it on your paper.Bright Teacher gift 6
Here is the shape I came up with.  I only covered the front of my bucket.  Bright Teacher gift 7
I cut out a background using my silhouette cutting machine to make a cool textureBright Teacher gift 8
I used my front paper as a template on the background shape to cut it the right size.
Then use Mod Podge to attach the front paper
cover the front paper with more Mod Podge and add your texture on top
Cover with more Mod Podge and push out any wrinkles or bubbles.  Let DryBright Teacher gift 9
I also cut out the teacher's name (using my silhouette).  I used Mod Podge to attach it to the front.Bright Teacher gift 10
3. How to make the "You Make My Future Bright" flowers:
Cut out a strip of paper that is 11"X 1.5" and a circle that is 2".  (I used my Silhouette's print and cut option for my circles)
Accordion fold your strip of paper all the way across the strip.
Glue together the ends to make it a ring
Push the middle down to create the flower.
Use a blob of hot glue in the middle of the flower to get it to stay.Bright Teacher gift 11
Glue on your circle to the front of the flower.Bright Teacher gift 12
Use hot glue to attach it to your pencils and/or pensBright Teacher gift 13
Add to your bucket to make a super cute teacher gift!! Bright Teacher gift 14
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What will YOU create with AstroBright Papers?  Be sure to enter  The GIVE a BRIGHTER YEAR sweepstakes!  You could win $30,000 worth of supples for the school of your choice!  Just hop on over to the AstroBrights papers facebook page and "like" it for your chance to enter!
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You can also enter their "Make Something AstroBright" Design challenge.  Submit your AstroBright ideas for your chance to win!   
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6 comments :

Kaysi @ Keeping it Simple said...

I love this!!! What a great way to dress up a pail and pencils!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Adorable! Love the fun way you dressed up the bucket. Great colors. :)

Natalie Dixon said...

This is great! I love the way you layered the two papers on the bucket!

Summer Rumsey said...

What a cute gift idea!

Cherished Bliss said...

This is so cute! Love all the bright colors ; )

Jenny said...

Very cute! Love the way the colors POP!

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