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Goodwill Home Décor Expert - Merri Cvetan

Merri Cvetan

My weekly column for Amazing Goodwill and my design blog, Design Coach, are about all things design, living a stylish life and entertaining (like setting a great table). I share DIY projects, decorating and design tips, as well as ideas and secrets.

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Teacher’s Pet

Posted by Jamie Klinger-Krebs on May 22, 2014 12:27:00 PM

teacher's petThe end of the school year is only weeks away. I’m sure you and your children want to thank the teachers with a special gift. Forget the traditional apple. I made desk caddies from items I found at Goodwill!

I sprayed the wood napkin holder black and the metal letter stand a bright lime green. Choose a color that matches your teacher’s personality.

teacher's petThen gather ribbons, decorative tape, clothes pin and school pictures. Print a special message from your child to the teacher. Or have your child write it out themselves. Don’t forget to include the year.

teacher's petI glued a narrow piece of ribbon to clip style clothes pins. They’re just another way to keep the desk clutter-free.

Teacher’s PetOn the front, attach the message and photo with scrapbook paper glue. Add decorative touches like ribbon and colored background paper.

Teacher’s PetYour teachers will appreciate a useful gift made from the heart!

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