May 3, 2011

Teacher appreciation Week

So, all this week it is teacher appreciation week.  A time to let your teacher now just how much they mean.

Our elementary school has a special day designated for the teachers favorite things.

Monday-wear your teachers favorite color
Tuesday-bring your teachers favorite drink
Wednesday-tell your teacher how much you appreciate them
Thursday-bring your teachers favorite snack
Friday-make your teacher a card (which I think is pretty much the same as Wednesday, but whatever)

So, yesterday the kiddos wore their teachers favorite color.  CX wore teal and Lil' Sis wore purple.

Today is the drink day and I wanted to do a little something besides just bring in 20 ounce drinks.

I decided to dig into my recycle clothing bag and make a bag of sorts for the bottles.  This is what I came up with.

I took a shirt of CX that he had outgrown and was stained pretty good.  I don't feel right donating it to goodwill when it is stained, so I hold onto it for situations like this.

And I cut the sleeves off, right at the arm pits.

Then I turned the sleeves inside out and sewed a straight line right on the edge that I cut.

Then I made a small hole in the cuff of the sleeve.

I then took some ribbon and pinned a safety pin into the end.  I then pushed the pin thru the hole and threaded the cuff with the ribbon.  And then turned it right side out.

I then put the bottle inside the sleeve bag and tied up the ribbon.

And, ta da, you are done.  And you have a cute little bag for a rather ordinary gift.

It didn't cost me a dime and now the kiddos have super cute little gifts to take to their teachers.

Thanks for coming by!

I'm linking to these parties...


  1. I remember that! They use to have 1 day that you could buy them their fav candy bar. Cute bags!

  2. What a great idea using an old shirt to make those bags! very creative :)

  3. What a cute idea! Great way to reuse that old shirt too! Thanks for linking up!

  4. Those are really super cute bottle bags!!!
    Love them.
    Hugs, Cindy

  5. Great job! Your gifts will really stand out and you got to recycle!

  6. Great idea to upcycle old sleeves!

    Thanks for linking to Creative Juice. Hope to see you back again this week...


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