Friday, January 14, 2011

Hugs.. Mugs.. and Rugs..

Well, I'm finally ready to hop on the "mug-rug" wave. I've seen so many of you crafty people out there making them and just couldn't hold back anymore.

I belong to the "Label Crew" offered by Sweetwater. And our January packet included these super cute labels and a pattern to make the Mug Mat's.


I decided to make them for Valentines Day Teacher gifts. As you may already know - I am big into showing my kids teachers how much we appreciate them every year. I have two very "active" boys who nearly drive me to the edge of insanity on a daily basis... ok, maybe not daily, but often enough. And I can't imagine how hard it is for a teacher when she's surrounded by 20 or more kids for 6 hours a day.

Anyway - here is a great idea for a teacher in your kids life. Or maybe someone special.. like a neighbor who watches your house when you are away.. or a fellow Mom who drives carpool.. or a coworker.. so many ideas.

I made the mug mats - bought a coffee mug and some Kisses.

Took some scrapbook paper and a "Tag Punch" to make gift tags.

Wrapped it all up for the teacher.

Another idea is to just take the Mug Mat - roll it and tie it up like this.

I made these for 2 helpers in my youngest son's class. One of them is a teachers aide who helps in class every day. And the other is a classmates Mom who volunteers to help in the class ALL THE TIME! Everytime I am there to help with reading - she is there helping too!  


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26 comments:

In the Heart of Happy said...

Those are wonderful and will be very appreciated by the teachers and helpers!!

Thanks for posting these!!

Jamie said...

Very nice, Heidi. I keep hoping that you will move into my school district and that your boys will take German. ;-)

Salinda said...

I love these! I also get the labels and the patterns. I need to get some made!

John'aLee said...

Oh...adorable!

Micki said...

I just love your very romantic mug rugs.
Micki

shaina said...

Super thoughtful and a fantastic idea!

AllieKatMom said...

This is a great idea! They are so cute too!

Debbie said...

Very cute and the packaging is wonderful, too! Even better is that it is not even February and you are ready. Bravo!!!

shez said...

What a great idea Heidi,i love how you have wrapped them they look fantastic,well done.
Cheers Sheryl
http:shez-enjoyinglife.blogspot.com

Needled Mom said...

Those are absolutely adorable! I love both wrappings.

Linda said...

Great gifts! I wish I was his teacher!!

Gran - Knot-y Embroidery Lady said...

Grrrreat idea! And cute too! I think you are very sweet and thoughtful!

Comfort Cove Designs said...

ooooooooh what a FABULOUS idea!!! They would make really cute gifts for my Playgroup Mommy friends!! It might make for a fun "Scrap Saturday" some weekend!

Quiltingly Yours
Andrea

Val said...

Oh I love your Mug Rugs! they are great. Are you gonna teach us how??

quiltskipper.com said...

Did you regular bind each one? Any tricks to make it easier?

Kim said...

How thoughtful of you! As a teacher, just know that anything note of appreciation is very nice, and a gift is so thoughtful. I'm sure your kids are angels at school, they just like to keep you on your toes! :)

apple blossom said...

cool

Logopaedchen/Kirsten said...

Those are really pretty. And it is so kind of you to make them for the teachers. I am sure they are going to appriciate those mug rugs.

Cindy said...

adorable!

natural area rugs said...

They are adorable; out of simple things you made this great idea of transforming those into amazing gifts.

I know rugs are wonderful since I used this at home to make my place more eye-catching but I never think that it can be used more than that.
Thanks for the new idea, I really love your post Heidi.

Impera_Magna said...

What a great idea for a teacher's gift! Have recently come across a lot of mug rugs and know that there will be a few of those happening around here soon!

Sandra said...

Very cute idea. I especially like the way you wrapped them:)

The Quilting Pirate said...

Aren't these sooooo fun!! Your mug rugs turned out great!

Where did you get the personalized labels? I could use those!

robin said...

I love your rugs,nice collection pictures ..get more beautiful and gorgeous rugs as i got.

Unconventional Us said...

what a wonderful gift! lovely!

FlyAwayHome said...

What a great idea. I love the way you have packaged them. I too got on the rug mug bandwagon but never thought of this adorable way to gift them. If you would like to check mine out, you can see them here: http://flyawayhome-4am.blogspot.com/2011/06/i-love-scraps.html