I found a decorative duck tape to put around the container and lid and then instead of wooden letters I found wooden ornaments to go with my theme and gave it as a gift and they loved it, you can definitely change this up.
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Too cute, post it note holder. Clear acrylic frame with scrapbook paper inside, stick a flower on and a post it note pad. (peel the back sheet off). Could also include other scrapbook pages for teacher to change out during the year.