I tried this project, and even though I am an experienced crafter, I found it very difficult to accurately cut the crayons as I wanted them. They tend to not cut crisply, the paper shreds, and it just wasn't a sharp looking project for me anyway. Kudos to those who pull it off, as it is adorable.
Another gift idea I've tried. I made several of these. The best way I have found to make them is to find a font that you really like, and print it out in a light gray color, then use that as a template behind your glass. I've printed on plain white and scrapbook paper as well, for a patterned background. Then, simply glue your "bling" directly onto the glass. I used shadowbox frames from the dollar store, and they were adorable. I've done this with buttons, sequins, tiny alphabet beads…
Easy Garlic Parmesan Knots - Fool-proof, buttery garlic knots that come together in less than 20 min - I have made these three times in two weeks for different occasions. So, so easy to do, and a big hit! The one thing people return to the potluck table for over and over again! - it doesn't get easier than that!
7Up Biscuits - These are crazy good biscuits. Light, flaky, and fluffy, and very hard to tell that they have Bisquick in them at all. The recipe calls for baking them at 450, but they are so versatile - I've put them in my oven with whatever else is cooking and just let them bake a little longer if my temp was lower. Not sure if the secret is the 7-Up or the sour cream, but the transformation is amazing.
Tollhouse Pie. You must seriously like rich, almost gooey chocolately chip cookies to love this, but if you do, you will be in Heaven. Its best warm from the oven, or cold from the fridge. Two completely different taste experiences, but both amazing. Good luck having enough left over to make it to the fridge though.
Blackberry Pie Bars--shortbread crust, a custard filling, delicious blackberries and a shortbread topping! AMAZING! I made them with fresh raspberries. The crust is crunchy and pie-like and the custard and topping are moist and yummy. Pay attention to the detail of baking the bottom crust before putting on the berries and custard - I caught myself just before pouring the custard, and had to pull the berries off the top. Making these again and again.
I made these vases for end of year teacher gifts last year. I bought simple straight vases for a dollar at the dollar store. Instead of just wrapping the pencil crayons with a ribbon, I hot glued them right on the vases. One I did in rainbow colours and one I did in random colours. They were a big hit, with lots of oooh and aaahs!
DIY Colored Pencil Vase (Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas)
Pumpkin roll! One of my faves to cook! I love this recipe - its easy, and oooh, so impressive. That combo of pumpkin and cream cheese filling can't be beat, and you're sure to get praise for being such an amazing cook!