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Teacher Appreciation Gift – Stenciled Monogram Burlap Basket

Teacher Appreciation Week is right around the corner.  We all appreciate the hard work, love and dedication that our teachers put into our children’s education.  Do you need a quick, easy and cute teacher appreciation gift?  This stenciled monogram burlap basket was super simple and quick.

Burlap basket (I found mine in the Target $3 section and it’s nice and sturdy)
Tulip Fabric Paint
Sizzix Eclips2
Contact Paper


1.  Measure your basket, so that you know how big your letter (and name) can be.

2.  Using the electronic cutting machine software, I chose a font for the letter and name.  In this case, I used the Sure Cuts A Lot software.  And I chose the Bell Font.

3.  Using the Sizzix Eclips2, mat and my contact paper (placed on the mat face up), I cut out the letter and name.

4.  I didn’t want to use the actual letter cutouts, so I pulled up the outlined piece of contact paper and placed it on my burlap basket making sure it was centered.

5.  Using the Tulip Fabric Paint, I colored in the letters like a stencil.

6.  Once I was done with the fabric paint, I pulled up the contact paper stencil and then let it dry!

I think it turned out great!  And I know that my son’s teacher will love it!  Plus, I filled it with goodies for her!

Now, click below to check out the three host of Craft Lighning and others that have amazing 15 minute or less Teacher Appreciation Gifts!

Halloween Popcorn Box Blog Hop

A year ago, my friend Laura Kelly started this Halloween Popcorn Box Blog Hop and then decided to do it again this year. I was so excited to get my box of goodies to do this project! It’s so much fun and exciting to see what everyone comes up with! This year, I decided to make a Cat!


Items I used:
Popcorn Box
Black Felt from Kunin
Phoomph for Fabric from Coats & Clark
Tulip Soft Black Fabric Paint
Scribbles 3D Fabric Paint
Laura Kelly Buttons from Buttons Galore & More
Floral Wire
Paint Brush
Aleene’s Turbo Tacky Glue

First, I painted my box using the Tulip Soft Black Fabric Paint. Yes, I know it’s fabric paint, but it still worked great on my box! I let it dry and then painted on another coat.
painted box
Next, I made my cats tail. I thought about this for a little while! I took a piece of floral wire and folded it in half and manipulated it to look a little like how a real cats tail would look. I placed black Phoomph onto some felt, placed the wire onto the Phoomph and then folded my felt in half. Then, I cut around the wire making the felt the same shape as the wire. Then i manipulated the wire with the felt again to make the tail curved.
Next was my cats ears. Again, I used black felt and Phoomph. I placed the Phoomph onto a black piece of felt. When I folded the felt over, I made sure that it didn’t completely cover the Phoomph because I knew that I wanted to use the exposed part of the Phoomph to attach the ears to the popcorn box. I used the orange Scribbles Fabric Paint to make the inside of the cats ears.
Using Laura Kelly’s buttons, I fold some orange, yellow and black beads to use for the eye and then an orange one to use for the nose. Using Aleene’s Turbo Tacky Glue, I attached them to the box.
Using the end of the wire from the tail, I inserted it into the back of the box and bent it upward helping it stay in place. I then used the Aleene’s tacky glue to glue the tail in place, to give it an extra hold.
Glue tail and dry
Once everything was dry, I used White Scribbles Fabric Paint to create the mouth and the whiskers of my cat!
And then he was complete!
I hope you liked my Halloween Cat Popcorn Box!
Until next time…….
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