Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Chalkboard Crayon Letter Art Teacher Gift & $50 Dollar Tree Gift Card Giveaway!!

This post is brought to you by Dollar Tree.  All opinions and project photos are my own.

Today I'm excited to share how to make a fun Crayon Letter Art piece that can be used as a thoughtful back-to-school teacher gift!

I recently joined the Dollar Tree Value Seekers Club and was so inspired by the plethora of creative ideas there.   From crafts to recipes, to decor and tips, to frugal fun ideas and contests, this club will keep me busy for a long time!  Ha! It's FREE to sign up for and features fresh content every month!  My favorite part is that I can print a project tutorial and supply list all-in-one from the site and take it with me to the store to use as a shopping list, so I'm sure to remember everything.

After browsing the ideas there, I decided to make a fun and inexpensive back-to-school teacher gift.  This framed Crayon Letter Art was just the thing!

The summer break went by way too fast, don't you agree?  We packed in a lot of fun, but I still wish we could have squeezed in a few extra weeks.  :)  My daughter's a big second grader now and loving it.

Because we weren't sure who her new teacher would be when I made this gift and since we adored her last year's teacher so much, I chose to make a fun back-to-school gift for Ms. Lewis.  We dropped it off at her classroom on our way to my daughter's new class on the first day.  She was pleasantly surprised and so excited to display it.
I love how bright and colorful it is, and the best part is that it only cost around $3 to make!  That's a major win in my book!

Here's what you'll need to re-create this inexpensive Crayon Letter Art from the Dollar Tree Value Seekers Club.


Posterboard from Dollar Tree
Crayons from Dollar Tree
11"x14" Frame (or mirror like I used) from Dollar Tree
Spray Paint (optional)
Chalk Marker for Labeling (optional)

I couldn't find an 11"x14" frame, so I grabbed a mirror in the same size and simply cut the poster to be just the right size to slip a little under the lip of the frame.

Follow the instructions from Dollar Tree's Value Seekers Club to complete this fun project!  I added my own flair to it by spray painting my posterboard with chalkboard spray paint (you can just use black posterboard instead).  I also spray painted the frame white and labeled the teacher's name underneath with a white chalk marker.  I cut my crayons for portions of the letter, but depending on which letter you choose, you may not need to do that.

That's all it takes to make a cheap, cute teacher gift that's sure to be enjoyed by a great teacher!

Now I'm pretty sure you're going to really love what I say next....

Because I appreciate my readers so much, I'm giving away a $50 Dollar Tree Gift Card!  Hooray!

All you need to do is to sign up for the Dollar Tree Value Seekers Club (it's free and super easy!).  Then, please leave one comment below telling me the email you signed up under and which project you're most excited to try from the club!  Contest is open to US residents, ages 18 and older, and will run until Wednesday, August 27th at 11:59 PM MST.

Be sure to join the club for lots of great, inexpensive ideas!  I'm glad I did!

Best of luck and happy creating!


Here's what other creative bloggers made with ideas from Dollar Tree's Value Seekers Club!

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  1. Signed up: jslbrown2009(at)aol(dot)com
    I would try the Clothespin Mirror Memory Keeper craft

  2. how fun!! this would also make super cute decor in a kids room... love the colors and could be gender neutral decorations too... pinned it ;o)

  3. I joined the club.

    I would like to do the clothespin picture hanger project.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

  4. I'm already a member under the e-mail . The project I'd love to make is the Dahlia Paper Wreath

  5. I am going to start making photo coasters for Christmas gifts. Cute and can be used year around!

  6. Signed up as, I love the Dahlia Paper wreath, could be in any color for any time of year.

  7. I am already a member under

    I LOVE the Dahlia Paper Wreath project

  8. I joined the club and I would like to try the Clothespin Mirror Memory Keeper

  9. Signed up. I love the crayon letter art.

  10. This is perfect for back to school! So so cute and affordable!

  11. I signed up. I would like to make the Motivation Station for my daughter who just started kindergarten

  12. Looking forward to trying the Studded and Glittered Pumkins for Halloween. I signed up with

  13. I am all signed up (kendall608(at)aol(dot)com). My daughter would love the Clothespin Mirror Memory Keeper so I would definitely try that first!

  14. I am signed up as faramena at gmail dot com. I would like to try then Clothespin Mirror Memory Keeper. I have wanted to do the crayons letter for awhile too.

  15. Signed up and I love the crayon letter art


  16. I'm excited to try out the Coffee Filter Garland!

  17. im signed up... njharmonyg at aol dot com
    Like to try the paper dahlia

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