These unique homemade gifts for teachers are guaranteed to please! I'd been desperate for a project to try the printable iron on transfer paper I'd just found on Amazon - and this is the first project I used it for. I hope you love it as much as I do.
I made these word cloud cushions for two particularly dear teachers who had really gone the extra mile for my son. We'd gone through a difficult period as a family and these two dedicated teachers had been my son's confidante while the inevitable 'dust' settled. I was so grateful to them.
One of the best parts about this project was sitting at the laptop with my son, making a list of all of the words he wanted to use to describe his teachers.
He was quite little at the time, so some creative prompting was needed, but we took our time, I made it fun and he came up with a good list. I loved that he came up with quite different words for the two teachers we made these gifts for.
You'll also need online access, a printer, an iron and your sewing machine.
Pin and stitch the ric rac into position to frame the word cloud. You can be as creative as you like with the design!
Insert the zip along one edge of the cushion, leaving the zip in the open position.
Pin then stitch around the remaining 3 sides of the cushion cover. Snip off excess fabric at the corners, then turn the cover to the right side and insert the cushion pad.
I love to wrap homemade gifts for teachers in handmade gift wrap. Here's the instructions for the really simple gift wrapping paper my son made to present these gifts to his teachers.
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