Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Boo Sanitizer and a Winner!

Well, it’s that time of year.  667 freshmen + 50 teachers= 2,385,537 germs.  This is how my two best friends and me will be fending off the plague this season.

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If you’re an elementary teacher, the appropriate response to your friend/co-worker making these for you is praise and admiration.  Perhaps a hug or a sweet thank you.

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However, if you’re a high school teacher, you get ridiculed and told you can no longer be friends because they’ve discovered you have a talent that they don’t have.   They resent you for a few moments, they let it go, THEN you get your hug or thank you.  I love those girls.

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Even though we’re in our separate classrooms teaching about the inner workings of pronominal adjectives and Edgar Allen Poe, we’re all connected in some way.  By spiders.  And witches.  And orange ribbon.

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Want a “probably too quick to actually qualify for a tutorial” tutorial?  Good.  Start with this.

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I used text on my pictures.  Did you notice that?  I’ve got more directions here if needed.

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And FINALLY!  487 really loved Queen Bee Designs’ jewelry!  How could you not?  Ready for the winner?  Here she is!

Stephanie at The Zoo Review

DSC03808 Congratulations, Stephanie!  Thank you to Amanda for this generous giveaway and thank you to all who entered!

42 comments:

~ Kelly Ann ♥ said...

Brilliant idea-

Thxs for posting

Kelly

Magic Brush said...

Wonderful idea!!!!!!

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

I love this idea. And do NOT think for a second that elementary school teachers don't have a wicked jealous streak when you can do something they can't. They see green just as much (if not more than) h.s. teachers. I have 7 previous miserable years of trying to "hide" creativity so as to not piss anyone off. Glad you chose not to allow jealousy to hinder your gift giving. (And BTW-If you gave me one of those precious hand sanitizers, you could expect a hug! Love them and I've totally stolen this idea from before.)

Sherri S said...

Adorable! Now who wouldn't want to be germ free with those pretties?!

The Berry's Patch said...

What a perfect idea for a teachers gift! I'm so doing this!!

snyderfam said...

I LOVE this idea! Thank you so much for sharing...I am making some tomorrow!!!

That's what she said said...

I made these for my daughter's teachers for Valentines Day. Would it be so horrible to do this for every stinkin' holiday? I mean they run out quickly, right? And the teachers loved the idea/gift too.

P@nmyfreetime.blogspot.com said...

LOVE this idea so much
I am staring at a brand new bottle of sanitizer now that needs some embellishments for a gift!
Thank you for inspiring me!

Wendy said...

Those are cute!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Totally love this!

BeautifulWreck said...

This is so adorable! I think I have everything to do this too.

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

Great idea...AGAIN!!! You are full of these amazing ideas! I am featuring this on somedaycrafts.blogspot.com Thanks for the inspiration.

designs-made-easy said...

Great idea and with holiday spirit

Brooke said...

Love this idea... I am not a teacher but I meet people all day long and shake alot of hands across my desk. This will spice up my desk. Thanks

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Seasonal hand sanitizer ~ I love it!

Grits414 said...

GREAT idea!!!! For any occasion!

Richella said...

This is brilliant, girl. And think of the possibilities. . . other holidays coming up!

Blessings on you! Hope you stay well!

Melody said...

I made the Valentine Sanitizer for the teachers last year and I made some Back To School Sanitizer for the teachers this year.

I really like the Halloween Sanitizer and you can never have too much of it working at school.

NICO Designs said...

Wonderful idea! As a former teacher I completely relate to the commentary:)

PHARES CAUSEY said...

Ahhhh!!!!! Sooo cute! Great gifts for anyone! I am such a GooGone fan! Did you know they sell it at the Dollar Tree and it has a spray nozel?! (is that even spelled right?) I love your site and I'm always inspired!

Amanda said...

I love love this idea. I used it last year when you posted it at valentine's day. I never would have thought to do it at Halloween until now. Thanks for posting, it really is a great idea.

Hillcrest Acres said...

So cute. You are one creative chick!!!

writing4612 said...

How fabulous are those bottles?! Maybe the kids will use them more since they're pretty. Just maybe.

Eileen said...

Adorable! We made the Valentine version and they were a big hit - and oh so easy and inexpensive with Dollar Store sanitizer and Target Dollar spot stickers and such.

SharDon Exclusives said...

Great idea to give to teachers, church bathrooms, friends, and me! Thank you so much.
Sharon

Lisa-Marie said...

I am planning Christmas ones of these already. They are too cute!

Pauline said...

I love this idea:) I might just have to make this for my kids teachers. Very cute!

Lil' Woman said...

What a great teacher gift! :)

Country Dreaming said...

Cute idea--We teacher's need to stick together!

Melinda

Tammy said...

Love this idea! TFS TAmmy

Katy said...

I love this!!! How cute can a sanitizer bottle be?......REALLY cute!
Congrats to the winner....i'm jealous.
Now, send me that sanitizer before I come steal it from ya.

Kristen said...

Those are REALLY cute!!

Lynette said...

How cute is that! What a fabulous idea. My mom has TONZ of hand sanitizer in her room. It'd be cute to just decorate them with buttons and cute school stuff too! Ooh, way to go to inspire me!

Nina Patricia @ The Adventures of Nina Patricia said...

I love, love, love, loveeee this!
I'm sooooo copying this idea, you are a genius!

Just say Julie said...

I will say the office staff loved the ones I made for them last year, and we all know the school secretaries are the ones you want to keep happy :) Love it!

Stephanie said...

Whew HOO! So, I'm really behind on blog checking - just found out that I WON~~~ I've never won!! Whew hoo! What do I do next???!!

If you visited my page you noticed that I haven't posted since JUNE. Sad...but you also saw why! I have so many blog stories that could keep everyone else laughing at my kids, but no time to type them!

Love this craft idea - I saw it last year when you posted it, but forgot all about it. Great gift for my daughter's preschool teachers. Thanks so much, and let me know what I need to do to claim my prize....my oh so lovely prize! stephcallender@yahoo.com

Swiss Avenue said...

I love the idea of decorating the hand sanitizer bottle since hand sanitizing is now all the rage!
Thanks for the cute idea!

Maple Memories said...

This was so fun!!! Thanks for the wonderful idea!! http://maplememoriescrafthouse.blogspot.com/2009/10/halloween-sanitizer.html

Steph said...

Thank you for the fabulous idea and tutorial! My husband is a teacher and he just bought a Costco size bottle of hand sanitizer, which I was wanting to give a make-over. Now I have some inspiration!!

Shaunna said...
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Shaunna said...

Here's mine (my son's, I mean): http://brownthumbtogreen.blogspot.com/2009/11/santa-sanitizer.html
Thank you so much for the inspiration!

Mimi from Peachy Papaya said...

I used this idea and created a teacher gift for the holiday. Thanks so much for the inspiration...

You have some awesome stuff here....

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