My own little corner to create pretties among a house full of little men
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Today is a sad day for me. I am sure to shed some tears. I cannot believe it is here already. Today is the day that my oldest son becomes an big boy. No longer is he a kindergartner but he will be in 1st grade. When did this happen? Really? Everyday I look at him and he does something so sweet and shows me he is getting older. Of course we are still struggling with discipline but that will take some time I am sure.
We will be attending a kindergarten program since they do not have graduations here. My son has already told me that they are singing songs and that I will cry. I am sure I will.
I wanted to do something nice for his teacher but with a small budget. I already showed you the spa-like gift I did for her but it just didnt feel like enough, especially with all the things she has done for my son and all the other kids in her class.
I got her a candle and decided to take an idea on saw on a blog and twist it to my capabilities. I am not sure of the blog I got it from but I will search later and link to it.
My sister was kind enough to let me have a small mason jar and use some etching cream to etch an apple in the mason jar. I then took some pebbles I got from Michael's a long time ago, put them in a plastic cup and used my simply chartruese reinker. I just put about 5 drops in the cup and mixed it all up until all the pebbles were pretty coated. I poured them out on a napkin and let them dry overnight. Then I just put them in the mason jar and then stuck the candle in as well.
The tag was pretty simple. I don't have much more time, I need to get breakfast and such before I need to run off again for the program. I will try to add more to this post later.