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Thank a Teacher With This Simple Craft

Tuck a heartfelt note from your little student to their teacher in this sweet DIY apple holder.

Say “thank you” to your child’s teacher with this easy-to-craft gift card pocket. All you need is red, green, brown, and cream felt, tacky glue or a hot glue gun, and red embroidery floss (optional). 

To Make: Print this template and use scissors to cut out the various pattern pieces. Pin the apple pattern to red felt, stem to brown, leaf to green, and heart to cream, then cut out the felt shapes. Use tacky glue (kid-friendly) or a hot glue gun to glue the stem, leaf, and heart to the apple; leave the inside and top of the cream heart open (unglued) to create a pocket. With the leftover brown felt, cut out seed shapes and glue them to the heart. Use the pocket as a gift card or candy holder for a special teacher. For a homespun look, sew the pieces with a sewing machine, or thread a needle with contrasting embroidery floss and roughly stitch the layers together. 

—Craft and photo by Makayla Shartle, who shares creative lifestyle ideas on her blog Makayla and Co.

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