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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Coaches Gifts Simple and Inexpensive!

Hi Everyone, we finally just finished our regular season of baseball/softball...now we're into playoffs...However, to thank the Coaches (my husband Manager also), I found this easy, inexpensive idea online to create these great gifts!  I always give credit where credit is due, so here is the source of my inspiration: http://justpleasedaspunch.blogspot.com/2010_06_01_archive.html

Our Team for Little League was the Orioles, thus our colors were Black and Orange.  Here are the actual gift items:

STEP 1: PUCHASED THESE GLASS MUGS AT DOLLAR TREE (YES ONLY $1 EACH)















STEP 2: USED VINYL AND SILHOUETTE CAMEO TO CUT NAMES AND BASEBALL

STEP 3:  USED ARMOUR ETCH ($7 WITH TAX AFTER COUPON AT MICHAELS) TO SPONGE ON THE ETCHING...VERY SIMPLE LET IT SIT ON GLASS FOR ABOUT 15 MIN. AND RINSE WITH WARM WATER AND POOF, ALL ETCHED!! EXAMPLE OF SEVERAL BELOW.

TO FINALIZE THE GIFT I SIMPLY PRINTED A 5 X 7 PORTRAIT OF THEIR SON AT COSTCO AND PLACED INTO FRAMES I PURCHASED AT MICHAEL'S (5 FRAMES IN PACK FOR $12 AFTER TAX AND COUPON) AND WRAPPED FRAMES WITH ORANGE WRAPPING ($0.59 AT PARTY CITY FOR ROLL).  THEN COMPLETED WITH CLEAR WRAP (PURCHASED 2 ROLLS AT DOLLAR TREE).  SIMPLE, INEXPENSIVE AND A GIFT THEY CAN KEEP FOREVER!

For the Sponsors I ordered plaques (not photographed here) and made these cards to give them from the boys (example shown was completely signed by the team and Coaches yet, but you get the idea :). No machined USED, simple, easy and adorable!!

EXTERIOR OF CARD
INTERIOR OF CARD


3 comments:

  1. Great gifts for the coaches, I'm sure they loved them!!! Your card looks like the perfect touch, too!

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  2. What a great coach's gift idea!! Not sure which I like more, the mug or the card!!!

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  3. I know this is an old post but if you are still around, how did you do the baseballs on the mug? I can do the letters, but I'm stuck on the baseball!

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