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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Teachers Appreciation Gifts: Hand Print Pillows

I can not believe that the end of school is nearly here again and I found myself yearning to make me all time favorite project - hand print pillows. You might remember that we made them first for Mother's Day and for teacher appreciation gifts last year. 

This year we had 3 pillows to make. A total of 21 children aged from 18months to 5 years popped around at one time or another to let me paint their hands and print them on fabric. With the age of the kids you are working with you just have to embrace the imperfections and go with it. This year I used Jacquard Fabric Paints & painted the leaves & stems onto the pillows.



I wanted to do some different designs this year so we have a flower bed of flowers ....


.... with a plant label, quilted in swirls and brown yarn for the earth.



We have a bouquet ....


... with gift tag ...
 

... quilted in pebbles & feather swirls.


And the old classic of flowers in a vase ....


... with gift tag ...


.... and quilted in pebbles, swirls & waves.
 


AND  I am very proud to share this shot with you - another school year over and I am one proud proud Mummy. I love this project - perhaps we will do it again next year!

4 comments:

  1. Ohmygosh Rachel -- those are just toooo stinkin' cute! Very, very clever!!!

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  2. Oh, so cute! You did a wonderful job Rachael. Any teacher would love one of those.

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  3. Thank you ladies - the teachers LOVED them. I could make these pillows a lot and not get bored of them!

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  4. I love these! Always on the lookout for handmade, useful and beautiful gift ideas! Thank you.

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