I wanted a fun (and useful!) DIY Valentine gift for all the teachers in my son’s Parents Day Out program. This simple Valentine’s gift candy basket for teachers also works as a desk pencil holder once all the candy is gone! With most of the supplies coming from the dollar store, they only cost $3 per teacher gift basket to make.
I thought I would get a jumpstart on some fun handmade gifts and make pine cone fire starters this year. For my first batch, I used a large red cinnamon-scented candle and a spool of candle wick. Next, I’m excited to experiment with different colors and different scents of wax — it will be a good way for me to get rid of all my candles and Scentsy wax which I no longer use, since I’ve become a fan of diffusing essential oils.
I hope this retirement scrapbook might inspire you to create one for the retiring teacher in your life. It could also be great as a year-end gift for a current teacher, perhaps sponsored by a talented class mom who is willing to be very hands-on with the project. Have fun with it — the possibilities are endless!
Following are some great tips for making your own recipe scrapbook pages…