8 Great Christmas Gifts For Teachers

 So I’m just going to make myself feel better by assuming I’m not the only mom who still hasn’t gotten teacher gifts! I know I can run out and grab a gift card or something, which I will probably do in addition to, but I always like to make something for them too. Our Mason Jar Gift Ideas would be good choices for teachers, but here is a short list of other goodies for the amazing people who love and care for our babies 5 days a week!

1. Hand Sanitizer
What teacher doesn’t need hand sanitizer??? When you’ve got a classroom full of kiddos, you’ve also got a classroom full of germs. Check out this easy way to dress up and personalize hand sanitizer – so EASY! All you do is remove the label (try goo gone) and then add stickers or vinyl lettering, and you’ve got a super cute, easy and inexpensive gift!! I’d also throw in a refill bottle or two so they can continue to use the cute container and just refill it when it runs out :)

Found this picture on pinterest, but the link went to an "adult" website, so yeah, I won’t be posting that here!!

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2. DIY Dry-Erase Boards
Make a dry-erase board from a picture frame. Just get some cute scrapbooking paper to go inside the frame and add some ribbon and other embellishments to the frame and bam – instant easy gift that any teacher will love!

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Attach a dry-erase marker with a ribbon or velcro.

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You can also use vinyl lettering to dress it up a bit more :)

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3. DIY Personalized Clipboard
Another practical item that you can make super cute! I actually made this one a couple of years ago, and it was a huge hit! And very easy and affordable to make, too!

Materials I used were a regular sized clip board, scrapbook papers, coordinating ribbon, spray adhesive, mod podge, and 3-D flower stickers. First I sanded both the front and back of the clipboard so the pages would stick better. I printed the teacher’s name onto one of the papers with my laser printer, then covered the clipboard in the scrapbook papers and ribbon for accents. I applied a thin coat of mod podge to seal and protect and let dry. As a finishing touch, I embellished the clip with 3-D flower stickers and tied coordinating ribbon to it, and wah-la, all done! I think it turned out super cute, and my son’s teacher LOVED it!

4. School Supplies Cake
OK seriously, what teacher wouldn’t LOVE to get this?? It’s not as hard as it looks to make, just maybe a bit time consuming. I think it would be worth it though :)

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5. Countdown Sign
This is just genius! We all know how kids have like zero concept of time and constantly ask, "how many days until _____ ?" lol. This sign would be so perfect for any teacher to hang in their classroom, letting the children know there are 8 days until Winter Break, or 4 days until Fun Friday, etc. It’s relatively easy to make, you just need some wood, paint, vinyl lettering and chalkboard paint. LOVE this idea!

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6. Hot Cocoa Kit (Made from recycled frappuccino jars)
Another cute & easy DIY gift that can be done at the last minute! I think this is a super cute

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7. Mason Jar Gifts
Fill a mason jar up with fun supplies like magnetic letters – so EASY!!

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8. Gift Cards – Creative Packaging
Decorate a vase or other container with vinyl lettering/designs and fill up with pencils. A quick, easy, affordable gift EVERY teacher will appreciate!

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Hope this helped inspire you! Have fun creating your teacher gifts :)

5 Fun Mason Jar Gifts

Mason jars are so popular right now, and it’s no wonder because of all the fabulous things you can do with them! There are tons of easy DIY projects that have stemmed from mason jars, so I have put together this short list of 5 fun mason jar gift ideas! Of course we all know mason jars make fantastic packaging for food items – everything from candy to cupcakes in a jar, to hot cocoa to cookies, and the possibilities are just endless! But there are also some other really neat and creative – and EASY – ideas that don’t involve food. You can find mason jars at Walmart for around $14 for a pack of 12. Yay for inexpensive, but still totally awesome, gifts!!!

HOT COCOA IN A JAR
Everyone loves hot cocoa! And what a super cute way to package it up for people! Add some of those fun paper straws and it really looks fun! If you want to jazz things up for the bigger people on your list, add a tiny bottle of Baileys – wheeeeee!

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MASON JAR LUMINARIES
Oh my stars – how cute is this?? What a creative, original gift for someone – it would look awesome on a mantle or a bookshelf! All you do is paint the mason jar with frosted glass spray paint, paint the lid black and then add a cute vinyl letter and a tea light! Be sure to remove the lid (inside the ring) so the candle can breathe and the smoke has somewhere to go, lol.

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CARAMEL APPLES
Oh sweet ymminess!!! Whip up some caramel cream cheese dip, add an apple and bam – instant yummy gift :)

Ingredients
1 pkg (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
10 pkgs (2 oz each) caramel dip
2 (39 gr each) Skor bars
8 apples
8 (1/2 cup each) mason jars

Directions
Mix cream cheese with 2 of the caramel dips (4 oz). Mix until smooth.

Divide evenly amongst 8 jars. Wipe rim.

Spoon 1 each of the remaining 8 caramel dips into each jar.

Crush up both Skor bars.

Sprinkle Skor crumbs evenly amongst the 8 jars.

Place lid on jars. 

Top each jar with an apple.

Wrap in cellophane and tie with ribbon. Keep refrigerated until ready to give away.  

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THEMED JARS
Energy In A Jar, Pampering In A Jar, Refreshment In A Jar, pick a theme and fill the jar with it!

Love the Pampering In A Jar that is filled with pampering/spa type goodies. I’m thinking this would make a fabulous gift for a tween or teen girl – fill with nail polish and other mani/pedi stuff!

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PHOTO MEMORY JARS
Aren’t these gorgeous?? And so EASY! All you do is stick a photo in there, I mean seriously, it doesn’t get any easier than this folks, lol. The photo below uses the blue tinted mason jars which can be difficult to find, however, you can google "how to tint mason jars," and there are tons of simply tutorials that will show you how to tint them yourself in all kinds of different colors. You can spray paint the lids if you want and edit the photos to make them look antique-y (is that a word?????) or grungy or whatever look you’re going for! I think I will make some of these for myself! Merry Christmas to me, lol!

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OK, I said this list was going to have 5 mason jar gift ideas, but I found one more that was too cute, too easy and too inexpensive not to include so here’s a bonus!

DRINKING GLASS GIFT SET
Adorable!! Use fun cupcake liners for the lids and add a bundle of paper straws for an instant gift set of drinking glasses :) This might be even easier to do than the photo memory jars!

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Hope these ideas gave you some inspiration for fun DIY mason jar gifts! To help you out, I made some super cute labels for you to use! They are made to go on the tops of the mason jars, to help make them look all cute and stuff. Visit our blog post here to grab your free mason jar labels!

Happy Holidays!!

Jazz Up Your Nursery With Trendy Personalized Wall Art!

Let’s be honest – one of the fun perks of expecting a new little one is decorating the nursery!! Don’t you just love all the fabulous decorating trends for baby rooms right now? Almost makes me want to have another one! But since we’ve got a full house over here, I’ll just live vicariously through all of you, lol. My cousin is expecting a baby girl in a few weeks, and I wanted to make something special for her nursery, so I came up with this Personalized Wall Art. Everyone loved it so much, that I decided to add it to my line so you could get one for your nursery, too!

I’m super excited to be able to offer this personalized wall art to you! It’s so perfect for your little one’s nursery or bedroom. We can do any color combination you choose so it will match your decor perfectly! And the coolest part is, you have two choices – you can spend bigger bucks and have us print it on a beautiful gallery wrap canvas, OR you can save yourself some cash and have us email you the digital file to print yourself. It’s SO EASY to DIY this! Just upload the file to a photo lab, then go to Hobby Lobby during one of their 50% off frames sale and find a fabulous frame for it! That’s where I found the gorgeous white frame the above print is in. I also took it a step further and blinged it up a bit with a few self-adhesive rhinestones, which you can’t really see in the photo, unfortunately.

Remember, we love custom orders, so just shoot us an email and let us come up with something perfect for you! I’m here to help however I can! Have fun decorating your nursery, and enjoy this nesting time before your precious tiny one arrives!

 

Fabulous Personalized Lunchboxes

So many fun new products coming in to the shoppe!! These fabulous personalized lunchboxes are so absolutely adorable! They are stylish, easy to clean, and help to prevent waste, not create it. They come in 5 great colors kids will love! Parents will love that they are BPA Free, Phthalate Free and Lead Free. They are DISHWASHER safe too – yeah baby! And, even cooler, they have removable faceplates that are water proof, tear proof and are easy to wipe clean. Plus, you can get new faceplates at any time! The kids will love collecting them. It’s like getting a brand new lunchbox for way cheaper – score!

We’ve got a “Deluxe” option that includes an icepack and 3 containers. And you can also add a drink holder. These are super cool because they attach to the outside of the lunchbox, making it easy to carry. Plus, it comes in all 5 matching colors!

Visit Princess & The Peas to get one of these fun, fabulous lunchboxes!!

Awesome Personalized Halloween Loot Bags!!

Halloween just got a little bit more fun! Our Personalized Halloween Loot Bags by Tickle Bellies are just the thing your little goblin needs to make his Halloween a howling success! These durable canvas bags are made with recycled materials, have shoulder straps and can hold a ton of Halloween loot. This treat bag will be around for several seasons and will no doubt be your child’s favorite teat bag! We can’t say enough great things about these fabulous personalized Halloween Loot Bags!!

Personalized Halloween Loot Bags

 

Visit Princess & The Peas to place your order for these fabulous Halloween Loot Bags!!

SPOOKTACULAR HALLOWEEN FUN!

So it’s still 99 degrees here in Texas, but we’re ready for Halloween anyway!

It’s time to get fun and fabulous with our new personalized tees from Tickle Bellies and Sweet Mady! These stylish t-shirts will make your Halloween activities, parties, pumpkin patches, and annual hay rides way more fun!! What fantastic, unique gifts!! We just love these personalized tees and know you will too! Available in short sleeve, long sleeve, and onesies!

 

 
Please visit Princess & The Peas to place your order! These awesome shirts take about two weeks to arrive, so order early!!

Lunch Never Tasted So Good!

These adorable lunch totes are made of durable and easy to care for material. Each foil insulated tote will hold a sandwich, fruit, snack bar and a water bottle with room to spare. Each tote measures approximately 5″ x 7.5″ x 9″ with 1.5″ wide handles.

We absolutely LOVE these fun personalized lunch totes!!! They are so perfect for back to school, hauling toddler snacks around, etc.

These awesome personalized lunch totes can be purchased at PRINCESS & THE PEAS!