Thank You For Helping Me Grow must make for the teachers at the end of the school year!!!! Instead of the the thank you stick, I would get a small frame and put a pic of child & teacher in it, with the year somewhere on it.
Mod podge on tile! Buy a rough surfaced tile from Lowe's (less than a dollar) and mod podge pretty scrapbook paper on it. Then mod podge picture over that. Let dry and wrap with a pretty bow. Easy and cheap! You can also include a small stand to set the tile on.
Here's the gumball machine I made. It was easy to make with a flower pot, clear glass globe, and grosgrain ribbon; all from Wal-Mart. I use it as a candy dish for peanut M's. The idea came from a blog called "A Little Loveliness."