DIY Painted Notebook Paper Pencil Pouch

The other day I shared a colorful Back to School Notebook Paper Canvas Tote Bag I created for teacher gifts for my kids new teachers.  While I'm still not ready to think about heading back to school,  I was inspired to create another super easy teacher gift that is the perfect compliment to the canvas tote bags, a DIY Painted Notebook Paper Pencil Pouch. These super cute and simple notebook paper pencil pouches could be filled with teacher supplies and given as a teacher gift or you … [Read more...]

Back to School Notebook Paper Canvas Tote Bag

Yesterday I went to Target to pick up a few things and like I always do I strolled past the Dollar Spot section.  At first, when I spotted all of the back to school stuff I groaned.  I mean, we still have a month of summer left and I’m not ready to think about school supplies, routines or packing lunches…but then I spotted the cutest notebook paper canvas tote and colorful teacher supplies, and I couldn’t help myself!  Which is why I'm interrupting summer to share this colorful … [Read more...]

FREE Hand Lettered Teacher Appreciation Print

Hello friends! Do you have any idea what is coming up at the beginning of May? I will give you a hint . . . IF you have school age children this post is for you. Alright, alright I will tell ya . . . it's Teacher Appreciation time! This is it - a whole week set aside just to honor our beloved teachers and to help you out I'm sharing a free hand lettered Teacher Appreciation print! FUN FACT: I don't know about you, but when I was in elementary school, I dreamed of one day being an art teacher … [Read more...]

Embroidery Hoop Teacher Gifts

An apple for the teacher? Well, a few apples and a pencil?! It’s almost the end of the school year, which means Teacher Appreciation Day is right around the corner. There are many amazing teachers in my life, family members, friends and many who have blessed my own children. One of the longest known icons relating to a teacher is an apple. I took this simple icon and made a few fun and easy teacher gifts. Hi Alison here, and today I’d like to share these cute apple and pencil embroidery … [Read more...]

Bee Mine Valentine Tote Bag

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and with it comes clever messages and sweet treats. There are so many cute sayings for Valentines, like “You Rock,” “You Are So Berry Nice,” “Donut Go Breaking My Heart,” and “You’re the Bomb!”-- the list goes on. Hi, Alison here, and today I’m taking my love of flower making, plus pom-poms and putting a fun twist on “Bee Mine” with this DIY Valentine tote bag. It’s perfect for kids to collect their valentines in or a great gift for friends and … [Read more...]

Lottery Ticket Cake Teacher Appreciation Gift

If you have been following Giggles Galore for a while it should come as no surprise that I love creating fun, clever, and tasty Teacher Appreciation gifts.  Over the years I have made several projects to celebrate our teachers. Some of them, like my Teacher Appreciation Helping Me Grow Flower Pot, continue to be some of my most popular posts.  Which, means you guys love Teacher Appreciation week too...that or you are desperate for easy last minute gift ideas your teacher will love. … [Read more...]

Bee Fingerprint Teacher Appreciation Gift

It's no secret that Teacher Appreciation is on of our favorite things to celebrate around here. From my DIY Thanks for Helping Me Grow flower pots to homemade baked goods I love a good excuse to spoil our teachers.  I come from a long line of school teachers and I have the utmost respect for the men and women who teach our children.  Teachers are special people, and having a teacher that believes in you, encourages you and motivates you is truly a gift.  So this year, we are … [Read more...]

Painted Conversation Heart Boxes

I don't think there is anything more iconic when it comes to Valentine's Day than cupid and conversation hearts.  Those sweet little candies have been a Valentine's Day cliche since 1902, and their witty messages have been making Valentine's Day sweeter ever since. This year sweeten up your Valentine's Day with Painted Conversation Heart Boxes. I am personally not a fan of conversation hearts, I would much rather have chocolate, but my kids love them.  I found these little heart shaped boxes … [Read more...]

‘Fang’tastic Halloween Donuts

There are so many things I love about Halloween.  The spooky decorations, the parties and of course all of the fun treats. This time of year you will find everything from creepy blood splattered cupcakes to wickedly sweet cauldron treats. Which is why I think you are going to love these Halloween 'Fang'tastic Donuts.  They are an easy and fun treat that you can give to all of the fantastic people you know, like your kids teachers, neighbors or even your office co-workers. My mom recently … [Read more...]

Homemade Cinnamon Rolls with Orange Cream Cheese Icing

Orange you glad it's Friday?!?  I know I am. This week our kids headed back to school and it's been a whirlwind of emotions, activity and adjustments.  Let's face it, the first week of school can be a little hard for everyone so today we are celebrating with homemade cinnamon rolls with orange cream cheese icing. We are all excited to have a routine again, but it does take some time to adjust to all of the changes.  So while we work on getting back on track for those early mornings, packing … [Read more...]