Thursday, April 28, 2011

From T-Shirt to Tote

Some of you probably already know how much I appreciate the teachers that spend their days with my boys.

I know how much work my boys can be - and I want to make sure their teachers know how much we appreciate them!

Next week is Teacher Appreciation week and the PTA is doing something everyday. From breakfast to lunch.. and a raffle next Friday.

I made this tote and donated it for the raffle.

I used a t-shirt with the school mascot and some navy canvas.

It turned out pretty cute. And when I dropped it off in the office this morning - the elementary secretary couldn't take her hands off it. Hopefully a teacher will be able to use this to carry papers and books to and from school for years to come.

If you have old t-shirts with your school mascot on them - you could turn them into tote bags, or maybe a wall hanging for the classroom?? Get creative and show those teachers how much they mean to us.. and our kids! Pin It

9 comments:

PinkGranny said...

Very cute idea!

Impera_Magna said...

Great idea to use the t-shirt... and I'm sure a teacher will be thrilled to receive it!

What a wonderful thing to do for your school!

Marianne, aka Ranger Anna said...

Very fantastic idea!!!! I like to help out with donated stuff, and this is a great way to personalize stuff. Thanks for the heads up!

Kiera said...

What a great idea! Nice job!

Wonky Girl said...

Great idea! Perfect for male teacher too. They will all be fighting for that one. LOL The blue plaid was perfect for lining. I bet you could sell a bunch of those school bags.

shez said...

Heidi what awonderful idea,well done

Leah said...

Great job...

Cheryll said...

Fantastic idea... especially using up old tees. Some teacher will be VeRy haPPy I'm sure! :)

Ruth said...

Love it! Waht a fab idea!