I wanted to personalize them a bit, and was happy to find some iron-on embroidery letters at Michael's, so that I could add their first initials.
The letters were great, and really looked like they were embroidered straight onto the bag. While they seemed to have formed a tight bond, I was worried that with a little wear-and-tear they might start lifting up on the corners, so using matching thread, I reinforced the initial along the edges.
Adding their initials was such a simple way to personalize the gift, but I think it makes all the difference!
For more Teacher Appreciation Day projects, head over to Skip to My Lou; she has tons of adorable ideas.