Teacher Appreciation Gift: Decorate a canvas tote bag - the link is broken but the photos look pretty self explanatory. (I wouldn't just limit it to a tote either...this would make a great bandana or scarf print etc etc)
This is a project that I go back to again and again. It’s just a simple tote bag tutorial. I find them practical for just about any reason, and since I rarely have time to fancy it up and try out new looks (read: making it as part of a gift the night before or sometimes the day of), I keep it as simple as possible and allow the fabric to be the star of the show.