It’s that time of year again! Schools almost out!
No more school, no more books, no more teachers dirty looks! Well at least that is what I use to scream going down the hall pig tails flapping. Now it’s more like……….
No more school, No more missing books, No more lunch money, No more pleeeease honey’s!
Ahh yes how things change!
The end of the year for this mama means home made treats, parties, & teacher gifts. All as one last super mom effort before I am off the hook for summer!
Here is what I came up with for this years teach gifts. A Teacher Name Tag Holder for all those badges & keys our teachers have to tote around on those less than chic lanyards.
I actually got the idea after seeing something similar & using a few ideas to put together my own theme! I hope you enjoy….
Here’s what you need!
Scrap Fabric for flowers I found at Wise Craft ! Also there is a template there you need to print ! I printed it about a year ago and have used it a ton. I used this tut to make mine so all the flower credit goes to Blair at wise craft! I just added pics of mine so you could see the colors I used and such.
1/2 yard to 2/3 yard lanyard fabric
Button for flower
Lanyard tags if making badge
Lanyard hooks or key chain
Scrap paper if making name badge ( I made badges for my pre-k teachers but you could just make the lanyard if your teachers have school badges )
Glitter glue for name badges or teacher poem
One cute assistant! I got mine at Conover baby .com but she is a one of a kind so you will have to manufacture your own!
Of course you will need the usual sewing subjects like scissors, thread, pins, machine, needle ect. I thought of that after the fact but if you are at this tut you probably figured out you need those things! If not I am sorry ! Did I mention I have three kids and have to make 5 of these and it’s two days before I have to have them done?
First decide what colors you want & stack em up ! Cut out two of the large & four of the small. I used different colors & added to my small to make it more fluffy! But you can follow the directions at www.wisecraft.com also and get it done just the same.
Now we just fold & sew like so….
Fold each pedal wrong sides together & lay on top of the two big pedals alternating, and stacking like this. Keep going until you have two left. Then fold the two you have left in quarters and place in the middle. Sorry no pic of the last two but you will see what I mean.
When your flower looks like a flower sew it together with a button in the center. Taking care to grab a bit of each piece as you stitch. I also left a long tail to sew to the lanyard when I was done.
Now we will make our Lanyard. I realized when I was putting this together that I didn’t get very good pics. This was about the time my cute assistant got hungry & I lost her to a milk induced comma…so I found this tut on fabric lanyard if you need some extra help. She does it the same as I do but with better instructions!
Now take your flower from before & use the long tail to sew it onto the lanyard! I put mine on, and measured about half way down on one side as a good spot to place the flower.
If you made a name badge you can stick it on and call in done! I have also put coffee cards on the end, or key chain gift cards work nice if you want to really spoil your teacher.
I hope yours turn out cute, you survive the last few weeks of school, and you have a wonderful summer break!