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I like to give our teachers for the new year a small gift, something they will really use, on meet the teacher night before school starts.
I was tossing around ideas of what to do while we were back to school shopping. We had hit up our normal one stop shop for school supplies, Staples, and I was sneaking my Sharpie obsession into the basket without the offspring seeing when it hit…… Why not give the teacher what I hoard at home, because its my favorite writing utensil? Ultra Fine Sharpies yo.
(oh you are obsessed with them too? psssttt… sharpie fine and ultra fine assortment packs are on sale at Staples through August 24th while supplies last)
And include something for her to write all of those daily notes on that your child forgets to give you.
I grabbed a simple and small clipboard while I was out. I totally dig that it is on a piece of wood…not your normal clipboard.
I taped off all around the board and sprayed the top clip gold metallic. It dried within minutes so I grabbed my wash tape and moved to the next steps.
1. Using your wash tape, run lines in the direction that you want your pattern, pressing firmly as you go.
2. I knew I wanted stripes, so I spaced out my lines with the width of the tape.
3. Traced the lines in my gold metallic sharpie and pulled the tape off as I finished each side.
4. Traced diagonal lines with a small piece of tape.
I made personalized notes for our teacher and attached to the clipboard.
Next, I spray painted two pieces of copper, with gold metallic, that I had left over from a project that I used to hold the sharpie.
After aligning, I attached the newly painted gold pieces with four gold screws.
Took a small piece to twine and tied one end to the top of the clipboard, and the other to the cap of the sharpie.
Placed the Sharpie into the holder and viola. Note Making Machine.
My little is beyond excited to hand this over
and begin second grade and hit up the playground for recess ;).