Fun & thrifty teacher appreciation gifts that teachers will actually USE!
It’s hard to believe we’re already heading towards a new school year! Didn’t summer just start??
Because my girls and I want to start the new school year on the right foot (and because we need things to do for the rest of summer), I’ve rounded up a list of 30 of the most clever DIY teacher appreciation gifts.
Be sure to save this list because there are so many adorable ideas that you’ll want to re-create them for Christmas, end of the year, or just because! And your teachers will adore them!! (I know that there are quite a few on this list I would love to have even though I’m not a teacher!)
30 Fun & Frugal DIY Teacher Appreciation Gifts
Click on links below for full craft tutorials to make each of these clever teacher appreciation gifts.
Caddies & Totes
School Tools Caddy – by Lil’ Luna
“Bees Knees” DIY Supply Holder Gift Set – by Ribbons and Glue
Chalkboard Teacher Tote – by Mom Endeavors
Sharpie Caddy – by Love The Day
Chalkboard Mason Jar Desk Organizer – by Country Cottage Chic
Beautiful Bouquets (Full of Useful Stuff!)
Crayon Bouquets – by MomDot
Glue Stick Wreath – by I Heart Crafty Things
Potted Flowers – Nemcsok Farms
Five Minute Teacher Gift – by Totally the Bomb
Chalkboard Mason Jars – by A Pumpkin and A Princess
Stained Glass Teacher Gift Jars – by Modge Podge Rocks
“Pun Intended” Printable Tags, Clever Cards, & Art
Watch how this adorable Ladybug Card is made, then find more ideas for paper crafts and teacher cards below!
Ladybug Teacher Thank You Card – by the Soccer Mom Blog (pictured above)
Berry Excited Teacher Gift – by Sweet Rose Studio (pictured below)
Apple Gift Tag – by Positively Splendid
Printable Art Teacher Gift – by Lolly Jane
In Charge Teacher Gift – by The Crafting Chicks
Brighter Place Teacher Gift – by Uncommon Designs
Teacher Survival Kit – by See Vanessa Craft
Back to School Teacher Gift Printable – by Coffee Cups and Crayons
Crayon Monogram – by A Mom With A Lesson Plan
DIY Dry Erase Board – by Creative Green Living
Monogramed Drinking Glass – by Skip to My Lou
Apple About Me” Teacher Card – The Soccer Mom Blog
Sweet Treats for Sweet Teachers
Chocolate Calculator – by Craftaholics Anonymous (pictured above)
Chocolate Candy Apples – by Practical Mommy
Oreo Apple Pops (with a pencil vase) – by Amanda’s Parties to Go
Cookie Mason Jar – by DIY Inspired (pictured above)
Chocolate Chalkboard Teacher Gifts – by Hungry Happenings (pictured above)
Teacher’s Treat Jar – by The Turquoise Home
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This post was originally published on July 13, 2016. Updated for 2018.