Teacher Survival Kit {Teacher Gift Idea}

Can you believe that we already need to start thinking about back to school?! Summer is flying by and with hopes of starting each year just a little bit more organized than the last, I wanted to make my teacher gift early this year. Last year I put together a survival kit but it was last minute and not as cute as it could have been. It was still completely practical and my daughter’s teacher used it and refilled it as the year went. I knew I had to make another one this year but I wanted to take a bit more time putting it together and this is what I cam up with!

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Cute right?! These little organizational containers are super affordable at the craft store and I used vinyl from Expressions Vinyl because they have the best deal and quality on vinyl in town, and trust me, I use a lot of vinyl!

teacher survival kit 3I used a layered effect to put the box together and I love how it cam out, I started with a large red rectangle cut with the paper cutter and then a smaller white rectangle to go inside. Then I cut a red pair of scissors (my daughter is in preschool so I thought that was cute) to put on the right side under the letters. The letters I used a dark gray (it is actually the chalkboard vinyl but I just loved the color and had some scraps from another project I will share soon so I thought, why not?) and placed on top with the help of some transfer tape.

After making the outside cute, I had to make sure there was a bunch of fun stuff on the inside as well! I added things like rubber bands, hair ties, gum, batteries, tape, erasers, candy, chap stick, hand sanitizer, paper clips and other items. You can add in whatever you think would be helpful!

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Would you like to check out some more great Back to School ideas that you can do with the Expressions Vinyl?! Well lucky for you, there are 4 more great bloggers sharing ideas and we are all running a great giveaway together!


DIY Menu Board from A Prudent Life3

Personalized Teacher Gift from Simply Designing


Memo Boards Using Cabinate Doors from Designs by Studio C


Magnetic Chalkboard & Dry Erase Learning Board from Girl Loves Glam

2Aren’t they all great?! Aren’t you inspired to get your hands on some vinyl?? Well, lucky for you were are having a $100 giveaway!
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