I have never been a teacher, but I do have 8 kids, so I might have a small glimpse of what it would be like. Sometimes days can get CRAZY and I can only imagine what teaching 20-30 kids would be like. At the end of a rough day (or even in the middle of the day), you just need a little humor and Chocolate to pull you through. This gift idea is the perfect combination of both! Like the other gift ideas I shared this week, this project was made with supplies from the dollar store. It turned out really cute and was super inexpensive to make.
HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED
HERE’S WHAT YOU DO
I found a simple shadow box frame at the Dollar Tree. Usually, if the glass has printing on it, it can be scraped off.
Gently pull on the cardboard backing to separate it from the frame. If you want to paint the frame, you can do that, too.
Use a craft knife or razor blade to scrape off the printing. Then, clean the glass to remove fingerprints and lint.
Open the design in your software program and size it to fit on the frame. I used a 5×7 frame and I sized my design to 5.5″x 3.2″. Cut the vinyl with your cutting machine and weed away the excess.
Place a piece of transfer tape and rub over the design to get it to stick to the tape.
Place the design on your frame and center it. Use a piece of tape to hold the design in place.
Use a ruler to make sure the design is straight and centered. Make any adjustments, if needed.
Separate a section backing from the transfer tape and cut off.
Use an application tool to smooth the vinyl over the glass. Start at the tape and push the application tool toward the edge of the frame. Doing it like this should prevent bubbles from forming under the vinyl
Now remove the rest of the vinyl backing.
Smooth the rest of the vinyl onto the frame.
Remove the transfer tape.
Glue a candy bar into the center of the backing.
Flip the frame over and reinsert the glass. Add some glue to the corners and then replace the backing.
And that’s it, you’ve got another quick and easy (and funny) gift for teachers. This would also be a fun gift for anyone who loves chocolate or whatever you can fit in a frame.
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Want to make your own? Get the free cut file for this project in the resource library