In honor of all the fabulous teachers out there, we give you this colorful and tasty teacher appreciation gift idea!

Your kids will love helping out with this fun and easy project that turns into a clever gift for teachers. Start with any color 4″ blumebox and start gluing on the crayons. We used a glue gun , but would not recommend this adhesive process for littles. Instead, use glue dots or strong adhesive double stick tape! Continue to adhere crayons around the blumebox.

To display the candied apple, we used our new cake pop inserts, and topped up the surface of the insert with m&m’s to add fun to the gift as well as more treats for the teacher to enjoy!

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Posted on May 7th, 2012 at 11:28 am
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We have an unhealthy obsession with Pinterest and have been known to scour the site for endless party and decor ideas that could applied to blumeboxes. Of course along the way we have built boards for our dream house, but that is another post. Upon one of our searches, we came across Chalkboard Table Centerpieces that got us thinking that blumeboxes are the perfect medium to apply chalkboard paint! What an easy DIY and cost effective way to personalize centerpieces.

Just about any craft, paint or hardware store sells chalkboard paint, we happened to get our hands on a quart of Benjamin Moore and it worked great! Determine the size and shape you are desiring, create a stencil and stencil the shape directly on the box. Note: Pen works best to outline the shape!  And don’t fret about seeing the pen lines, as the paint will cover any guides. Then carefully and steadily apply the chalk paint to the outline shape. Two coats will due. Let dry and apply chalk!

Featured here is our 5.5″ white cube that we applied chalk paint to our trellis shape outline, and then proceeded to chalk out table numbers. A variety of succulents filled the blumeboxes, which added depth to the table design. What fabulous way to turn centerpieces into table numbers that would make for terrific gifts for guests at the end of the event.

The ideas are endless with this super easy DIY project especially when you discover that there is colored chalk paint! What an adorable idea for treat boxes at a birthday party, or personalized centerpieces for a baby or bridal shower!

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Posted on September 29th, 2011 at 3:30 pm
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With Back To School season arriving sooner than most would like to admit, perhaps throwing a party could help the little ones ease back into the swing of things.

Hatter & Hare Events threw this adorable Back To School Lunch Party for a few kiddos the day before school started and we had to share. Be sure to check out their blog for many more details to this clever party.

We particularly love how she transformed an 8″ blumebox by covering it with a collage of crayon boxes. Another fun idea would be to paint a blumebox with chalk board paint and write directly on it.

Rely on toys to serve as props or serving pieces like seen here with the plastic school bus. And these rice crispy treat crayons are just too darn cute…almost too cute to eat!

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Posted on August 15th, 2011 at 8:54 pm
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