Monday, June 25, 2012

Monday Made It #4

I am linking up with Tara over at 4th Grade Frolics for her 4th Monday Made It.

I love Monday Made It so much, I even made stuff on vacation!  I just got home from the airport a couple of hours ago.  I can't wait to finish this post so I can hop around and see what everyone else has been up to.  The month of June is almost gone and I feel like I have done NOTHING.  My sense of urgency is really strong.  LOL

OK, while staying at my parents' house, I signed my son up for private swimming lessons.  They live right next to the swimming pool and the lessons were super cheap compared to where we live in Arizona.  His teacher was incredible and totally deserving of a cute appreciation gift.  My Pinterest addiction sure comes in handy!  Here is my "pinspirational" item:
Source: via Jessica on Pinterest

This is what I made:

First, I gathered the supplies:
A rose bowl my mom had leftover from a wedding project, Goldfish crackers, and 2 bags of red, white, and blue M&Ms (we found them at Wal-Mart).

Then we sorted M&Ms.

We filled the bottom with "pebbles".  We filled little condiment cups (my mom has EVERYTHING!) with goldfish to fill the middle of the dish.

Then we added "water" and let a few fish swim in it.

We topped it with a piece of blue tissue paper and Glad Press 'n' Seal wrap. Then tied curly ribbon around it.

I think it turned out super cute!  His swim instructor absolutely LOVED it!

What have you been making?  Link up with Tara over at 4th Grade Frolics so we can check it out!


  1. Cute! How did you not eat all the M&Ms? Mmmmmm :) I always end up eating the candy....

    Following Optimism in 2nd Grade

    1. I got to eat all of the red ones! ;)

  2. What an absolutely adorable gift!! So super cute and thoughtful!!! Thanks for linking up:)) I'm feeling stress too because my vaca is half over....eeekkk!!

    4th Grade Frolics

  3. Ahhhh how cute is this?!?!! I love it. Swim lessons are IMPERATIVE for Arizona. I grew up and lived there most my life. Actually here right now visiting my fam! :)

    Reaching for the TOP!

  4. I love this! I'll have to have this ready for when my little boy takes lessons.

    Little Treasures

  5. How adorable! You are very creative!

    Fourth Grade Garden

  6. That is such a cute idea, I'm pinning it right now so I can remember it for next year. I'm glad you linked up for the party.
    ✰ Stacy

    Simpson Superstars

  7. This is adorable..we finished our lessons last week..this would have been a great gift!

  8. I gave you the Versatile Blogger award!!! Come on over and grab your award!

    Tonya’s Treats for Teachers