Friday, December 12, 2014

DIY Teacher Gift Guide

Every year, I make my kids' teachers gifts.  This year, my son has five teachers every day (yes, in fourth grade!), and my daughter has two.  They also have a bus driver and support staff that they really like.  I usually do altered clipboards or tumblers, but they are only two years apart, so I can't give the same thing two years later.  Here are some great DIY teacher Christmas gifts that he or she will surely love!  You can also use these for end of the year gifts or even for teacher appreciation week.



DIY Teacher Gifts to Make

Chocolate Covered Pretzels - Hello!  It's chocolate!  Who wouldn't love chocolate??

DIY Teacher Gifts to Make

Embroidered Frame - How cute is this?  My kids' teachers all have themes in their classroom, so you could make it match the theme or colors.

DIY Teacher Gifts to Make
Dried Fruit Potpourri - I love this idea because teachers are always so busy in December, but during her break, she can get that amazing holiday smell in her home.

DIY Teacher Gifts to Make
Organizer - Any teacher would love this supply organizer!  You can include supplies or not.  I think I would fill it with some candy and then let her fill it.

DIY Teacher Gifts to Make
Give Extra, Get Extra - These are perfect if you have a lot of teachers to buy for.  One year, we had more than 10 for 2 kids!  While I would love to get them all amazing gifts because they were amazing, it's just not in the budget.  This thoughtful gift is affordable and will be very appreciated.

DIY Teacher Gifts to Make
Candy Bouquet - My kids had a male teacher in first grade.  I really struggled with a Christmas gift for him the first year!  I ended up donating to the class gift, but I wish I had seen this!

DIY Teacher Gifts to Make
Stamped Tea Set - Customize this for soup, tea, coffee, or anything!

DIY Teacher Gifts to Make
Whipped Body Scrub - This smells amazing as is, or leave out the spices and use your favorite scent.

DIY Teacher Gifts to Make

Cute Potted Plant - I love this because it's simple and inexpensive, yet it looks great!

DIY Teacher Gifts to Make
Fabric Covered Flower Pots - Perfect for organizing a desk or planting flowers.

DIY Teacher Gifts to Make
Terra Cotta Apple - How cute would this be on her desk?

DIY Teacher Gifts to Make
Mason Jar - She can organize her desk with these adorable mason jars.

DIY Teacher Gifts to Make
Altered Clipboards - I've given clipboards several times, and they are always well received.

DIY Teacher Gifts to Make
Chalkboard Tags - She can label just about anything in the classroom.

DIY Teacher Gifts to Make
Altered Binder Clips - Cute and functional.