Thursday, August 8, 2013

My First and Last Throwback Thursday

Oops, I didn't plan on posting twice today.  Sorry about that.  This is my first and probably last opportunity to join up with Cara from The First Grade Parade for her Throwback Thursday linky though. :)




Originally posted on May 18, 2013

For many years I've given end-of-the-year gifts to my kids that were sweet and given with love but not long-lasting.  I've been wanting to make an upgrade to something more sentimental and worthy of keeping for years and years to come.  I think I found it.  I merged two great ideas from fellow bloggers to create these.





I found 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" tiles at Home Depot for 16 cents a piece.  (Um, wow!)  I used profile pictures, scrapbook paper, Mod Podge, and a Sharpie marker.  There you have it.  Simple, cheap, cute, and sentimental.

Like I said, I merged two ideas from blogland.  K. Mo makes profile pictures for Mother's Day, and Natalie gives picture tiles to her kids at the end of the year.  Thanks gals for inspiring me!


Natalia at Teachery Tidbits

I hope my little ones hold onto these little gifts for a long time.











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20 comments:

  1. I am sure your student's and parents will treasure these keepsakes for years to come! They are wonderful!
    Lori
    Conversations in Literacy

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    1. Lori, thank you much. I sure hope they do treasure them for a long while.

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    1. Laurie, thanks! I love how they turned out too.

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  3. BEST present ever! I thought I still had mine from 1st or 2nd somewhere ... but when I went looking for it this summer, all I had was the browned paper that it was wrapped in ... I wish my kiddos had been in your class!

    Barbara

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    1. Ah Barbara, that's so very sweet of you to say. Thank you for your kind words.

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  4. Those are amazing! I'm sure they will treasure those forever. One question....how did you make their profile pics so small?

    Michelle
    http://myowntwistonthings.blogspot.com/

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    1. Michelle, thank you! I took their pictures with my camera and then made sure they were the right size on my computer before I printed them.

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    1. Thank you Barbara! I enjoyed making them.

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  6. I really like these! I just made coasters out of these tiles with my daughter. We had an arts and crafts day!
    Sandi at Literacy Minute

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    1. Sandi, they're pretty useful items, huh? I love how inexpensive they are too.

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  7. Your gifts are beautiful. And will be treasured.

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    1. Thank you Sandi. That is my hope!

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  8. These are amazing. I must investigate more.

    Kimberley

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    1. Kimberley, thank you. Let me know if you have any questions. :)

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  9. What a great idea! I might be taking this idea and tweeking it for my class. Isn't that were all our good ideas come from as teachers? ;)

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    1. Leigh Anne, you definitely should and then let me know how you changed it up!

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