April 18, 2014

15 ingenious DIY teacher gifts that will blow their socks off

I have told myself that I will find a way to thank my kids' teachers for one thing or another probably 6 times now.  For things that were really important to me (like working with our boy on listening and obeying class rules better, and helping our daughter to establish confidence in academics).  We have really great teachers.  That translates to 'I wish I could buy you some lavish gift, but you're probably going to get the best gift 10 dollars can pay for'.

These brilliant DIY gifts will probably knock their socks off!




Darling note cards from Mommy by Day Crafter by Night

Genius 'App' card with chocolates.  Free printable and tut at I heart Naptime


This lady makes the dollar store look like Tai Pan.  By Passionate Penny Pincher


This treat is not only beautiful but exciting when you realize that it's an ice cream sundae kit!  When I made mine, I simply went to my local grocery store and asked if I could buy a couple of their pastry boxes.  They p0let me, and it turned out so cute.  Visit A Pretty Cool Life for more.


Darling and low cost terra cotta apple stuffed with treats from 733 blog


Dr. Seuss mason jar made by The Country Chic Cottage


This gift is so creative and it upcycles!  She uses a drink cartridge from Sonic and tin cans for those pansies.  SO Brilliant!!  From Nest of Posies




Darling way to give a gift card, and would be a great memory keeper of your kiddos for an excellent teacher.   I also really liked that she had her kids write down their favorite things about class on the inside of these. From Come Together Kids


Beautiful free printable tags at Sweet Metel Moments
Also from her:



Darling gum gift with free printables also at Sweet Metel Moments


This is so brilliant, and I love that it goes with these adorable friend gifts for the end of the year:




Brilliance by Lisa Storms


I love the spray painted pups at the top!  By Smashed Peas and Carrots





Darling and as she says, perfect for last minute teacher gifts.  From Skip To My Lou

These chic beauties are also useful!  By Balancing Home



I love the simple design.  It would be very easy to give these even if you weren't sure of the teacher's taste.  By Shanty 2 Chic

Enjoy, and may your teachers be amazed by your goodness!
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