Thursday, May 10, 2012

Teacher Gift Ideas

If you've already read my Mother's Day post then you know how on top of things I am right now.

You guessed it, I haven't started Teacher Appreciation gifts either.

I know, I'm terrible.


Luckily I still have a couple weeks before our school celebrates.

Wish me luck!

No really, wish me luck. 

Now if you're like me (and you're probably not) and need some ideas, I'm willing to share.

Last year we gave water bottles and Crystal Lite packets.

This is such a simple gift but the teachers just loved it!

I got the idea at Frills, Fluff and Trucks.

She's got other great teacher ideas there, as well. 

A couple years ago we painted pots with chalkboard paint and the kids wrote, 
"Thank you for helping me GROW" with chalk.

We included chalk and foam handprint "flowers."

When Daisey was in kindergarten I crocheted her teacher a pretty bookmark and gave her a book.

When Daisey was in first grade she insisted on giving her teacher  flowers in a vase made of pencils.

I've seen lots of them around since but at the time I didn't have a tutorial.

So, I hot glued pencils to a plastic vase.

It looks cute, but I think I like this idea better.

Bethany at The Paper Pony used a Crystal Lite container and a rubber band, so you can still use the pencils later. 

Great idea!

A few years ago we made their teachers some upcycled clipboards with scrapbook paper, mod podge and ribbon.

They were a hit!

This year two of my kids' teachers are men. 

So....I'm thinking food?

What's the funnest teacher gift you've ever given?

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  1. have had a lot of great ideas throughout the years. I am not at the point of getting together teacher appreciation gifts...yet. I can't wait to see what you come up with next year!

    1. Oh Amy! That day will be here before you know it! :)

  2. I love your ideas! I havent yet been able to do anything yet but I figured this weekend! Thanks!!

  3. i love those pencil containers! so cute and easy! thanks for stopping by crayon freckles!

  4. What a great selection of teacher's gifts. I love those pencil pots too! Must try them myself sometime!
    Male teachers are harder to craft for - but I'm sure food will always be appreciated!

  5. All fabulous gifts!! Ishh... yeah male teachers are harder. I think your ''food'' idea is good.... even coffee related?

    Thanks so much for sharing at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality!

  6. I love your teacher's gifts!! Especially the pencil vase. i now it would probably be better to be able to still use the pencils (without having the vase attached :-) ) but it looks fabulous! would probably also go for food with a male teacher. my daughter's teacher made it very clear right at the start of the school year how much he loves chocolate :-).

  7. These are great ideas with the end of the year approaching. I need to get working on this! Just pinned this idea. Vicky from

  8. Thank you ladies! So glad you like them!


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