Saturday, June 2, 2007

You Deserve the Whole Tree

It's that time of year when everyone is trying to find something to give their kid's teacher to thank them for their hard work. I was trying to think of what I would give my son's teacher this year. Last year I made an altered book for his Kindergarten Teacher. It took a very long time and I just didn't have that kind of time this year. I thought I would give her a pendant, but I don't really know her taste and I know most teacher's kind of loath the whole apple thing, so I thought I would give her something with some meaning to it. I took a little quote from the book I made last year and decided to turn it into a pendant. The quote is "A good teacher deserves an apple, you deserve the whole tree." I decided to make an apple tree pendant (I know, I know still with the apples, but it went with the quote!). I drew a simple little tree and painted it in bright colors. When I distressed it, the colors looked almost like they were done is crayon. I love that it is simple, has meaning, and is childlike in it's appearance. I will be attaching it to a altered tag which has the quote written on it, so that she can get the meaning. I hope she likes it.

Don't forget to get a little something for your child's teacher. They work so hard all year, and they really deserve a little thanks! If you don't have the time to make a gift, you can purchase one of these pendants for your teacher too. I will be offering this design in my etsy shop. I can also include a tag with the quote and offer free gift wrapping. If you would like to see the rest of the altered book, visit my flickr page.


pollyhyper said...

Very cute! I'm sure that will be greatly appreciated.

IndieCEO / GalleriaLinda said...

You have great ideas for teachers and I love the apple tree pendant. She should be pleased!


~Stella said...

The pendant turned out so cute! She's going to love it!


Kirsten said...

What a wonderful gift. I hadn't really thought about giving my children's teachers a gift. Maybe they'd each like one of my forged single leaves...

Your apple tree pendant is perfect, a classic theme refreshed and sincere.

Block Party Press said...

Thanks everybody.

knitsteel - I bet they would love it. Something handmade is so much more personal!

MewPaperArts said...

Perfect gift idea! If I were a teacher I'd be glad to get one of your pendants--they suit everyone's tastes!


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