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Simple DIY Teacher’s Gift

Simple DIY Teacher's Gift

Hi Pinning Mama readers! I’m so excited to share my first post as a contributor for Kimber. I don’t know about you but between my 3 kids, I end up needing at least 5 teacher/bus driver gifts and that can add up fast. I snagged these adorable gold stripe kraft paper notebooks and gift tag packs for just $1 each in the Target dollar bins recently and thought they’d make adorable and simple teacher’s gifts with a little jazzing up.

Here’s what you’ll need to make your own:

  • Silhouette CAMEO or Portrait
  • Black Vinyl
  • Transfer Tape
  • Baker’s Twine
  • “Notes” phrase from this design
  • Sharpie’s (or other pens/markers)

I started by opening my Silhouette Studio software and sizing the Notes phrase to fit the notepads. I cut several at one time.

Simple DIY Teacher's Gift

After weeding the vinyl with the hook tool, I used transfer paper and a scraper to apply the vinyl to the notepads. With the transfer paper being using on the paper notepads, you don’t want it to be very sticky. I stick mine on my clothes a few times to wear off some of the stickiness before I use it to transfer the vinyl to the note pads.

Simple DIY Teacher's Gift

Simple DIY Teacher's Gift

Then I simply used baker’s twine to tie on two Sharpie markers to each notepad and added a gift tag.

Simple DIY Teacher's Gift

Simple and semi-handmade!

Simple DIY Teacher's Gift

Pop over to to see what I’m up to. You can also find me on  Facebook, Google+Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter. Here’s a peek at a few recent projects:

DIY TV Gallery Wall // Slow Cooker Thai Coconut Chicken Soup // Craft Room Office Reveal

Simple DIY Teacher's Gift

Dawn is the DIY & Lifestyle blogger/Graphic Designer behind By Dawn Nicole. She is a mom of 3 who believes in “throwing kindness around like confetti”. While Dawn loves all things creative, she has a passion for hand-lettered typography. A clean-eating foodie who loves cooking as much as a a good long outdoor run, she believes in balance and rarely lets a day go by without dark chocolate and over-caffeinating. 

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  1. says

    I think your stencil is really adorable, and makes for a beautiful gift. And pretty much everyone I know loves to get sharpies… not only teachers. I think its great to put your heart into a gift. It isn’t about going broke, but about showing appreciation:)


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