Ha, now you have that song stuck in your head too.
So glad I have company now!
First-I have a new MIX TAPE MONDAY link up party.
go and check it out for some fabulous inspiration!
Why the title?
Well, I made these using old, VHS tape covers.
You know the ones that you just sent to the thrift store and now you will kick yourself because you finally have a reason to save them.
Yep, those are the ones.
I got an email from a super cute gal asking me if I had any ideas for old VHS covers.
Honestly, until she suggested these as a project ingredient, I would have NEVER thought to do this.
I know, I know, shut up and show a picture already!
Well, I made #1 Teacher Survival Kits for my chickadees fabulous teachers for Christmas.
This could be done for any holiday though.
How cute would these be for your special Valentine? How about a girlfriend gift or a thank you gift when you want to give a little more than a card.
This is how I did it:
Good condition plastic vhs cover. I was surprised that there were so many brand new vhs tapes at the thrift store. Get a new one if you can.
Disclaimer: I have nothing against the Sound of Music. I don’t love the show, well not at least as my mom does!
Then I just measured it and cut my paper to size. Super easy and quick.
I then pulled out my sharpie and wrote the teachers name on the where the spine is on the paper. You could put what the gift is here:
For my valentine:
I am sure that you get the idea.
Now comes the fun part! You get to fill it up.
You do have to creative here. You don’t have a lot of space and it’s not very deep. I went to the dollar stone and looked for small, useful things that they could use. Push pins, magnetic clips, stickers, tylenol, post-it notes, fingernail file, a monogram magnet, pen, and of course, some chocolate. If you do use small things like push pins, put them in some sort of bag so they don’t get all over. You can get them at the dollar store, or target’s dollar spot is great for this as well.
I wrote little sticky notes for everything. If you are more ambitious than I was,you could type up some super cute labels.
(I know that this pic is el-sucko. Sorry! It was dark and.. but I hope you can get the idea.
Then I just embellished it with a pencil or two. Some tulle and ribbon.
The teachers loved them and they were such fun to make!
Try them, you will love making them too. This is a great craft to do with the kids. (a little older-maybe 6 and above)
Don’t forget to link up to my new monday party: