Ginger Snap Crafts: Classroom Sign ~ Teacher Gift Idea {tutorial}

Classroom Sign ~ Teacher Gift Idea {tutorial}

This post was first seen over on The Benson Street as a guest post a few months ago.

Good morning! It’s August! Can you believe it? This past weekend we got all of our back to school shopping done. Yay! :) If you’ve read my blog long you probably already know that I have 5 kiddos (annnnd one amazing husband, too!). Buuut I’m also the oldest of 7 kids! I know! It's was fun & LOUD growing up! ha! One of my sisters is a teacher, & she moved across the country this summer with her family to teach at a brand new school. I thought it would be fun to make her a new Classroom Sign for her new room this coming fall. This would make the perfect teacher gift for your favorite teacher, too! So let's get started! :)
 
#teachergift #giftidea
 
You'll need a few supplies to get started.
  • wooden board
  • sand & sander
  • paint & paint brush
  • distressing ink
  • polka dot patterned vinyl from Happy Crafters
  • black & white vinyl
  • a Silhouette 
  • screws & wire for hanging
  • glitter paper
  • hot glue gun
 
First, I painted my board & then distressed it. The easiest way to distress a board is to lightly sand the edges with sand paper & then use distressing ink & a rag to give it that nice distressed looked.
 
 
Before I applied my vinyl I added two screws & some wire on the back. This would make it super simple to hang up later.
 
 
Next it was time to apply the vinyl. I put the patterned vinyl on first & then layered the black vinyl on top. I found the patterned vinyl at Happy Crafters. Since it's a big piece of vinyl the only thing you'll need to watch out for is air bubbles. To prevent that use a scraper or credit card to smooth out any air bubbles before you remove the backing paper. If you've never applied vinyl before you can see my tutorial right {HERE}. It's easy!
 
 
Then I applied my vinyl lettering right one top. 
I used black & white vinyl to give it a chalkboard look.
 
 
Then I cut out a paper bow using yellow glitter paper. I used this image for the Silhouette online store.
 
 
Then I assembled my bow, & then I hot glued the bow right on top of my sign.
 
 
The only thing left to do was to give my sister her brand new sign! :) I also made a door sign for my brother. He surprised everyone by accepting a teacher job this fall teaching Texas History & Journalism. He has been a television report for NBC5 in Dallas for the last several years. You can see his less girly & big time Texan sign right {HERE} over on instagram. Do you need a gift idea for a man teacher, too? Check out this gift basket. :)
 

You can check out even more of my easy Teacher Gift Ideas below. :)
 
 
 

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  1. DID THE 1ST CENTURY CHURCH HAVE NEW TESTAMENT SCRIPTURES? BY STEVE FINNELL
    The prevailing thought of many is that since the Bible was not canonized until sometime between 300 and 400 A.D. that the church of Christ did not have New Covenant Scriptures as their guide for faith and practice. That is simply factually incorrect.

    The Lord's church of the first 400 years did not rely on the man-made traditions of men for New Testament guidance.

    Jesus gave the terms for pardon 33 A.D. after His death and resurrecting. (Mark 16:16) All the words of Jesus were Scripture.Jesus did not have to wait for canonization of the New Testament in order for His word to be authorized.

    The terms for pardon were repeated by the apostle Peter 33 A.D. on the Day of Pentecost. (Acts 2:22-42) The teachings of the apostles were Scripture. The words of the apostles were Scripture before they were canonized.

    The apostle Peter said the apostle Paul's words were Scripture. (2 Peter 3:15-16...just as also our beloved brother Paul , according to the wisdom given him, wrote to you, 16 as also in all his letters, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand,which the untaught and unstable distort, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures...

    The apostle Paul's letters and words were Scriptures when he wrote and spoke them. Paul did not have to wait for canonization to authorize his doctrine.

    John 14:25-26 'These things I have spoken to you while abiding with you. 26 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to you remembrance all that I said to you.

    The words and writings of the apostles were Scripture and they did not have to wait for canonization to be deemed authoritative. The apostle did not use man-made creed books of the church or man-made oral traditions to teach the gospel of the New Covenant.

    Did the early church have written New testament Scriptures? Yes, and they were shared among the different congregations. (Colossians 4:16 When the letter is read among you, have it read in the church of the Laodiceans and you, for your part read my letter that is coming from Laodica.) Paul's letters were Scripture and they were read in different churches.

    They were New Testament Scriptures long before they were canonized.

    WRITTEN

    Matthew A.D. 70
    Mark A.D. 55
    Luke between A.D. 59 and 63
    John A.D. 85
    Acts A.D. 63
    Romans A.D. 57
    1 Corinthians A.D. 55
    2 Corinthians A.D. 55
    Galatians A.D. 50
    Ephesians A.D. 60
    Philippians A.D. 61
    Colossians A. D. 60
    1 Thessalonians A.D. 51
    2 Thessalonians A.D. 51 or 52
    1 Timothy A.D. 64
    2 Timothy A.D. 66
    Titus A.D. 64
    Philemon A.D. 64
    Hebrews A.D. 70
    James A.D. 50
    1 Peter A.D. 64
    2 Peter A.D. 66
    1 John A.D. 90
    2 John A.d. 90
    3 John A.D. 90
    Jude A.D. 65
    Revelation A.D. 95

    All 27 books of the New Testament were Scripture when they were written. They did not have wait until they were canonized before they became God's word to mankind.

    Jesus told the eleven disciples make disciples and teach them all that He commanded. (Matthew 28:16-19) That was A.D. 33, They were teaching New Covenant Scripture from A.D. 33 forward. The apostles did not wait to preach the gospel until canonization occurred 300 to 400 years later.

    THE WORDS OF JESUS AND THE APOSTLES WERE SCRIPTURE WHEN THEY WERE SPOKEN AND WRITTEN. THEY DID NOT HAVE TO WAIT FOR CANONIZATION TO BE THE AUTHORIZED WORD OF GOD.

    MAN-MADE CREED BOOKS AND MAN-MADE ORAL TRADITION WAS AND IS NOT SCRIPTURE.


    AS A MATTER OF FACT! When God said "Let Us make man in Our image, (Genesis 1:27) it was God's Word. God's creation of man was true before it was canonized 4450 years later. The book of Genesis was Scripture the moment it was written. Man-Made oral tradition was not, nor will it ever be Scripture.

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  2. This is such a cute sign Ginger! The 3D bow is the perfect touch.

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  3. Every teacher will be more than happy to have such a sign at their classroom. It's lovely!
    Eva, Kensington

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  4. I have a few teachers in my life that would love a cute sign like this!

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  5. Love it! What fonts did you use? I'd love to replicate this for my boys' teachers this year.

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    1. The word awesome was an image from the Silhouette online store & for everything else I used KG Lego House font. Thanks for your question!

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