8 Easy Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas

5 Months ago by

It’s that time of year when we get the opportunity to thank the wonderful teachers that help our children and impact their future. In preparation for Teacher Appreciation Week, May 5 – 13, we’ve gathered 8 DIY gift ideas that are easy to make for the teacher in your life!

MAKER Tip: Add a Michaels gift card to any of these ideas for a gift that’s A+!

1. Miniature Topped Mason Jar

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Create a mini scene atop a mason jar and fill it with your teacher’s favorite school supplies.

2. Notes Journal

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Personalize a pre-made journal and add a handmade bookmark made of ribbon and charms. The perfect note-taking gift!

3. Grow Planter

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Create a growing garden filled with colored pencils and a gift card! MAKE this project your own by adding faux florals, fun miniatures and ribbon in your school’s colors.

4. Embroidered Craft Supply Cups

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Upcycle tin cans with a little hand embroidered art. For a quick how-to video and free downloadable pattern, click here.

5. Ruler Desk Organizer

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Help your teacher stay organized with this easy project. Use washi tape that matches the classroom décor and add an inspirational sentiment to the front.

6. Clay Pot Gift Card Holder

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This simple project is a great way to give a gift card to your teacher. Your child can even help “paint” the pot with their fingerprints!

7. Clothespin Wreath

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This personalized clothespin wreath makes great classroom door décor and serves as a cute reminder of all your teacher’s sweet students.

8. Coloring Tin

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Teachers love to color too! Create a colorful gift basket filled with an adult coloring book, markers & a gift card. For a personalized touch, have your child help color a page and Mod Podge® it to the front of the galvanized tub.

What are you making to show your appreciation for the teachers in your life this year? Share your projects with us on Instagram using #MakeItWithMichaels!


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