Apples for the Teacher!

Yesterday was the last day of our first school year!  My daughter finished nursery and I decided not to go down the route that everyone else seemed to be going down, and didn’t spend a fortune on cake, biscuits and chocolate for the teachers.  I thought it would be nice to make gifts and for my daughter to make some cards.  So last week, we sat down in the stifling heat, at the table under the parasol outside, ready to make cards and gifts.

I started knitting a couple of little apples which I thought I would add to key-rings.  When finished I made a tiny tag from kraft card, and had my daughter write her name on one side while I wrote the teachers’ name on the other.  I tied them to the apple stalk with baker’s twine.

Apple keyrings

I thought they were quite sweet and made a change from chocolates!

We then set to work on making four personalised cards for two teachers and her two special friends (they are going to a different school next year).  So we found some relevant photographs and she decorated the cards around the photos with butterflies (3D) and drawings.  We then added a message inside and she wrote her name on the bottom.

Needless to say, they were a huge hit with her teachers.  So I’m now thinking about other things I could add to key-rings for the rest of the year!

Happy Summer Crafting x