Hurray for May! Spring has sprung all over the country, and summer is quick on its heels. We are nearing the end of the school year and looking forward to the bliss that accompanies sunny, summer days and beautiful, balmy, summer evenings. As a mother who homeschools all four of her children, I celebrate the end of the school year nearly as much, if not more, than the students do. And while I don't get showered with gifts like conventional teachers do, I thought it might be nice to share a few simple gift ideas that can be handmade with love. My intention is to keep the projects simple so that you can create them in multiples if needed, or you can have your children, or grandchildren, help create special keepsakes and thank-you gifts for the extraordinary teachers in their lives. So, if you love the idea of a quick pair of earrings or a stunning beaded candle wrap, read on!