Ahhh, homemade teacher gifts. My absolute favorite part of being a teacher! ;) I always love to see how creative the kids can be! Here are some wonderful DIY gift ideas that you can make with your kids on a budget!
Bubble Bath Float Gift– This is an adorable idea to do! You can give your teacher a “spa” kit using cups, bubble oils, straws, and a sponge to make it look like a sundae.
Extra Gum Teacher Gift– Buy a pack of Extra gum and make your own label that says “I am excited to have an EXTRA special teacher like you this year!”
Teacher Survival Kit– Shopping at the dollar store you can put together a basket of goodies and make a “Back to School Survival Kit”
School Pencil Can– Using a soup can, you can make a beautiful flower pot gift for your teacher using pencils and cardstock paper! (pictured to the right)
Tea Gift Jar– Take a mason jar and fill it with different kinds of tea bags then make a label that says “I <3 My TEAcher” with the letters “tea” in a different color.
Crayon Wreath– This is a pretty popular gift idea for teachers…use crayons to make a pretty wreath with their name on it.
Target Giftcard Holder– If you’d like to get your teacher a Target giftcard, consider making a holder that says “Thank you for keeping me on TARGET this school year!”
Reeses Pieces Teacher Gift– Here’s another mason jar gift idea where you fill it with reeses pieces and attach a label that says “Thanks for every PIECE of knowledge!”
Magnetic Clothespins– Decorate some clothespins and stick a magnet on the back. We all know teachers can never have enough clips to hang up papers!
Nail Polish Gift– Choose a pretty nail polish color and tie your own label around it that says “Teachers like you PAINT bright futures!”
Ruler Wreath– I LOVE this idea! Make a beautiful wreath out of rulers and flowers!
Starburst Teacher Gift– Fill a tumbler cup with starburst candy and make a label saying “you’re the STAR of our school!” making the word “star” look the same on the wrapper.
Gumball Gift Idea– Fill any jar with different colored gumballs and make a tag that says “*Students Name* had a BALL this year, thank you!”
Flower Pot Gift– Plant some pretty flowers in a pot that you decorated with paint! I love that the top rim was made to look like a ruler. Put a post in it that says “Thanks for helping me GROW!”
S’mores Teacher Gift– Fill a Ziploc baggy with marshmallows, chocolate, and graham crackers with a homemade tag saying “We need S’more great teachers like you!”
Flipz Pretzels Idea– Buy a bag of chocolate covered pretzels “FLIPZ” brand and make a label that says “I”m doing FLIPS that you’re my teacher!”
Smart Cookie Gift– Put some homemade cookies in a mason jar, put some colorful ribbon around the top and attach a tag saying “I’m going to be one smart cookie with you as my teacher!”
Homemade Crayon Frame– Using a box of cheap crayons you can make a cute little frame for your teacher to put on her desk!
Thanks a Latte– Buy a Starbucks frappucino bottle and make a label that says “Thanks a LATTE for all that you do”
Flower Pencil Bouquet– This is sooo adorable! Add some cute paper flowers to top the pencils to make a cute bouquet.
Hightlighter Gift Idea– Stuff a jar full of colored highlighters and attach a tag that says “You’ve been the HIGHLIGHT of my year!”
Rolo Pencil Treats– This is a creative gift idea…you will need rolos, chocolate kisses, and cardstock to make a pencil treat!
Soda Bottle Gift– Buy a 6 pack of soda bottles and make a sign that says “I’m SODA-lighted that you were my teacher this year!”
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