It's that time of year again! In Alberta, June is the end of the school year and I'm excited to put together some teacher appreciation gifts. Today, I've sourced some of my favorite DIY teacher gift ideas that you can give the special teachers in your life. From DIY crafts, personalized gifts, and even baked treats for that teacher with a sweet tooth, you'll find a great gift for any teacher and grade level.
DIY Crafts for Teacher Appreciation Week
Teachers are an integral and amazing part of our kids’ lives and let's face it, these past few years have been tough on teachers! This succulent mason jar with cute little low-maintenance plants is a great Kindergarten or preschool teacher gift idea, and your child can help make it! This craft also includes free printable tags!
This is a creative take on the potted plant and perfect for a teacher that loves gardening. This fairy garden is a sweet decor item that would look lovely in their home or on their desk. I found this pretty rose tea cup and saucer at a local thrift shop, but you can really personalize this gift with any container. Watch the easy step by step tutorial here.
Looking for a simple yet meaningful gift for your child’s teacher? This DIY faux lavender and lamb’s ear candle wreath is sure to make anyone smile, and it takes only minutes to make. You can even use supplies from the dollar store to create this creative gift on a budget. Click here for the full tutorial.
This beautiful summer hoop wreath with a couple of different variations is a good teacher gift idea. You can do either one of the variations or you can switch it up by combining them to make something that’s totally unique! Learn how to make it here.
We can never give teachers enough considering how much they help our kids. But we can do a little! I made this flower pot wrapper with spaces for your kids to personalize their thoughts about their wonderful teacher and some cute little printable gift tags that can be put on popsicle sticks and stuck into a plant pot. It's so cute and cheerful!
Visit the full post to download the free printable to make your own!
You can’t go wrong with pressed flower gifts, they're creative and make a such a beautiful keepsake. You can purchase the pressed floral kit from Amazon and create pressed floral bookmarks, a pressed flower resin coaster or a beautiful candle!
If you've just realized that it's the end of the school year and you're out of time, this one's for you! I have a simple idea that you can execute with a trip to Starbucks (or your favourite coffee place) and a printer.
One of the best teacher gift ideas is a gift card. If you're worried about it feeling impersonal, one way to make this special for your teacher is to add a cute and fun DIY gift card holder! They are simple to make and will make your gift stand out. Watch the video for step by step instructions!
Personalized Teacher Gift Ideas
If you’ve ever wanted to create custom mugs as personalized gift ideas for your kid’s teacher, then this is the post for you! Come learn how to make a personalized coffee mug with the new mug press with infusible ink. These make beautiful, dishwasher friendly gifts that look oh-so-professional!
Can you ever have enough water bottles and cups? For a great gift idea, try this DIY floral monogram tumbler that you can make with your Cricut. You can customize the colors and designs to suit whatever you have in mind.
Practical & Functional DIY Teacher Gift Ideas
A beeswax wrap is a reusable alternative to plastic wrap. You can use it to cover bowls and wrap up pieces of food and fruits for later. This makes it a very thoughtful gift idea, and the fact that you can choose fabric and DIY one makes it that much more personal! Come learn to make a DIY beeswax wrap that is extra sticky and easy to use!
Simple reusable snack bags are a great way to store sandwiches and snacks to keep them fresh. Since teachers take their lunch to school every day, this gift is oh so practical! This snack bag also makes the perfect reusable gift bag if you wanted to include their teacher's favourite candy bar, or even school supplies for next year like pens, pencils, or dry erase markers. The best part? This easy design takes only 15 minutes to sew.
Edible Teacher Gift Ideas
Scrap the traditional teacher gift of the "apple", and give them the best gift instead: Homemade baking!
For teachers with a sweet tooth, these sweet, moist and delicious cinnamon buns in a gift basket are sure to earn you (and your child!) an A+ 😉. This recipe makes the best cinnamon buns, just like Cinnabon! Make sure to double the batch so you can enjoy some too!
This chocolate chip cookie recipe has a crispy buttery outside and a moist fluffy inside! This yummy goodness is one of the best teacher gift ideas, because who doesn't love edible treats? Get the full recipe here!
Here is an easy jam recipe, along with some sweet, free printable vinyl jam jar labels! To make it extra special, here are designs of some DIY vinyl labels that you can actually write your personalized notes on for that special teacher. Get my tried and true recipe and everything you need to create this easy teacher gift idea.
Since the end of school almost coincides with Canada Day, combine the two celebrations and give your teacher this s’mores caddy gift as a token of appreciation. Personalize an inexpensive metal caddy with a patriotic design, fill it with marshmallows, and personalize it with all the goodies your teacher loves for s'mores! This makes a memorable and fun teacher appreciation gift! Come see how easy and inexpensive it is to put together.
Well, there you have it! The best teacher gift ideas to show your child's teacher how much you appreciate them. I would love to see what you come up with! Tag me @thediymommy on instagram with your DIY teacher gift ideas!