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8 Easy Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas

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


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

2. Notes Journal


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

3. Grow Planter


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


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


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


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


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


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!

Teacher Appreciation Clipboard

4 Oh-So-Easy Teacher Appreciation Gifts

Summer vacation is closer than you think! This is especially true if you plan to pick up a teacher appreciation gift before school ends. A gift card, though ideal, isn’t very personal.

That is why I like the idea of helping your child create a handmade gift card holder and customizing it for your child’s teacher. The four gift card holders shown here are designed to be useful and they will be treasured long after the gift card is gone!

1. Crayon Vase with Gift Card

teacher_appreciation_crayon_vaseColorful Crayola® Crayons give this vase teacher appeal. Young children can choose the Crayons, but keep them away from the glue gun.

2. Clipboard with Gift Card

teacher_appreciation_clipboardEvery teacher needs a clipboard! This one serves a dual role, because it is also a miniature chalkboard. And how cute is that alphabet ribbon?

3. Clay Pot Gift Card Holder

teacher_appreciation_clay_potImagine how proud your child will be to present this teacher appreciation gift! The metal clips are ideal for holding a photo of your child, a thank you note and a gift card. Your child’s teacher can then put the decorated clay pot on her desk for use as a photo or memo holder.

4. Clothespin Wreath with Gift Card

teacher_appreciation_wreathHang this wreath on a wall, door or bulletin board. The clothespins make it easy to change out photographs, memos or paper decorations.

While you are picking up craft supplies to make these easy teacher appreciation gifts, don’t forget the gift card! You can purchase Michaels gift cards online or in the store. You can also get gift cards for your favorite restaurants and retailers at your local Michaels store.

And in case you didn’t know, teachers get a 15% discount on classroom supplies when they shop at Michaels!

Share your special teacher appreciation project with us on Instagram or Twitter using #MadewithMichaels.