DIY Teacher Gifts: Simple and Meaningful Ideas for Every Budget

DIY Teacher Gifts: Simple and Meaningful Ideas for Every Budget

Although teachers don't expect presents or gifts from the children they teach, they are an excellent way to show them how much you appreciate them. And what better gift is there than a DIY teacher gift? If you want to create a gift for your child's teacher, you're in luck.

We've made a list of some DIY teacher gifts that look great, are meaningful, and are simple to produce:

Create a Pebble Magnet

Finding the perfect teacher's gifts can be challenging, particularly if you're on a budget. However, this doesn't mean it's impossible. A handmade pebble magnet is a great budget-friendly gift that is perfect for primary school teachers.

To create a DIY pebble magnet, you must find a medium-sized pebble, some paints, a small magnet, and some glue. Once you have all these things, ask your kids to paint a picture on one side of the pebble. When the paint is dry, use the glue to stick the magnet to the back. And that's it. How easy is that?!

 

Thank You Teacher Pencil Vase

If you like being creative, this is a great option. Grab a pack of pencils and a small glass vase to create a simple pencil vase. Glue the pencils around the outside of the vase, and then tie a small ribbon around them to finish. You can add some freshly picked flowers to your vase and a handwritten note from your child saying "Thank you for helping me grow" to make it even better. These are a great way to show a teacher you appreciate them.

 

Make a Crayon Monogram

Another crafty idea that teachers will love is a crayon monogram. These look super cool once finished, and the great news is they're easy to make. You will need a picture frame, some small crayons (Crayola are best), and a hot glue gun to make this gift. You then need to follow these steps:

  • Remove the glass from the frame.
  • Print out the outline of a giant letter - the teacher's initial.
  • Cut the crayons to fit perfectly inside the outline of the letter.
  • When all crayons are cut, lay them where you want them.
  • Glue the crayons into place.
  • Let the glue dry.

 

Homemade Cake Pops

If you and your child prefer baking to crafting, why not create homemade cake pops for your child's teacher? These can be made in whatever flavour you choose and covered in a topping of your choice—for example, chocolate or icing. Cake pops are the perfect treat for teachers with a little bit of a sweet tooth.

 

Make a Personalised Mug

This project makes the perfect gift for a teacher who loves drinking tea or coffee. However, it is a little bit more expensive to make than the rest. To do this project, you must have access to or be willing to purchase a Cricut machine and some permanent vinyl.

There are many reasons why we should be thankful to teachers. Not only do they teach our kids new things and help them when they are struggling, but they also listen to them and make them feel special. Why not create one of the DIY gifts listed above to show your child's teacher how much you appreciate what they do?

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