web stats

"Summer Social" Guest Project — Back to School Teacher Gift {printable}

What an honor to be a part of Jen’s Summer Social! Jen and I have been blogging friends for a long time (in bloggy years) and have just recently been able to get to know each other better as we work on the SNAP! Conference team. I can tell you that Jen is just who you think she is from reading her blog, and yes, she really is that nice! I’m pretty sure you could look a long while and never meet a nicer person.
My name is Kendra and I keep a blog called My Insanity. It is where I share all of my crazy/creative ideas. 
And the insanity abounds, but I do like simple projects, too, like this one for a sweet start to the new school year.
Last week my kids went back to school! If yours aren’t already there, undoubtedly they will be shortly. Have you met the teachers yet?
Here is a simple and sweet idea for something to take to the teacher on the 1st day of school or a Back to School night, that will leave an impression, without going overboard.

When my kids went to meet their teachers they handed them each an apple with special teacher sticker.
The teachers looked a bit surprised, but genuinely pleased by the gift. Turns out, most teachers aren’t actually given apples as gifts in real life. But I want to change that! What better to give them? Practical, portable {edible}, and now personal! (This idea was inspired by these clever valentines we gave last year, thanks to these great printable stickers from Twig & Thistle.)
I designed the apple sticker graphic and then printed out a sheet of stickers on label paper (I used Avery 5408 round 3/4″ labels). I tried to create a printable sheet of stickers for you to download here today, but couldn’t figure out how to keep the formatting just right (any advice for me about making printables on label templates?).

So if you’d like stickers for apples for your teachers, click on the apple graphic above, and right click and save it to your computer. You can download templates from Avery for the kind of labels you are using. Then fill in the circles with this graphic. This specific template is meant for use in Microsoft Word. If you don’t want to mess with templates, just get full-sized sheets of sticker paper and place the graphics all over. You might be able to punch them with a sharp circle punch, or just cut them out with scissors.
 Hope this helps you start off the new school year on the right foot with your child’s teacher!
Thanks Jen, for having me!
Thanks Kendra — what a cute First Day of School gift idea!!
  Kendra is so creative — I love her ideas!! 
I love this Bandana Tablecloth!!
Kendra also throws FAB parties:
Check out these Nail Polish invitations Kendra made for her daughter’s Spa Day Birthday Party!
And I’m loving this Rainbow Cake she made for her son’s 1st birthday party

Kendra can do it all– Craft, Bake and Throw a Great Party!!
Pop over and see the fabulous ideas at Me & My Insanity!!
Have a fabulous day!!
PS — It’s almost time to head back to school. Are you thinking about getting organized? I’m sharing my favorite beautiful and organized Pantry Makeovers today over at Babble’s Home Ec blog :)


  1. Steve Garrett says:

    Originally I was searching for the same bandana tablecloth that you have, but one made by Martha Stewart and in coming to your blog by accident, I found that the beautiful little girl in the picture above has such a striking resemblance to a gal friend of mine that used to work at a fabric store in Palmdale, California. When I saw the resemblance I had to let Beth (Elizabeth Mondock) know. Beth has beautiful red or auburn hair as well and she checked out your photo as well and was just as surprised in a good way!! I just thought I’d write and if you’d like to know what Beth looks like, here’s a link to my Facebook profile where you can find Beth as one of my friends. http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1050262705
    I hope this gives you the chance to see Beth as well, while the beautiful girl in the picture can see a gal that looked just like her 15 years prior.
    Have a blessed and beautiful week! :-)

  2. Sunla Designs says:

    I am always inspired by the posts on your blog. I was awarded the Versatile Blogger Award, and get to pass it on to 15 other excellent bloggers. Visit http://Sunla-Designs.blogspot.com for more info!


  3. Connie Weiss says:

    Love this idea! My son starts Kindergarten in 6 days.

    Going to check out her blog now!

  4. The apple stickers are such a cute and simple idea! I work at a college and might even do something like that for some of my teacher friends. I also have to say the family photo is super cute! I did, however, have to do a double take — your husband looks a lot like my brother in law! hehe! :)

  5. thehappyhomester says:

    I love this! So simple and nostalgic! Even if the teacher doesn't actually eat the apple, it's perfect, not over the top, and he or she doesn't have more clutter to have to display on her desk for months on end! Totally linked you on this one.

  6. Cool! I have this size labels, so I might have to give this a try!

  7. Amanda @ Serenity Now says:

    What a cute idea!! Her spa invites are just precious too. Great feature today, Jen. :)

  8. So cute! Love the family pic!

    affordable insurance