Handmade Teacher Gifts
Now I love these handmade teacher gifts idea, but I am going to make a suggestion that will make it, in my opinion even better! So what is it? It’s a Flowerpot that has been jazzed up and made to say thank you to the best teacher in the world. And the beauty of it is you need to get the plant pot. The idea is that you personalise your teacher gift by putting writing onto the pot. Choose a metal one for the next thing I am about to tell you and you have your materials…. Expect the following:
In the blog post they tell you to use cut vinyl to make your teacher thank you gift. The way I would make this personalised teacher gift is to go out and buy a sharpie pen. This link takes you to Tesco.com where they are currently £5 for 12. Once you have the pen you can work with your child to write on and design the ‘Help me grow Flower Pot’. Get creative and remember that the sharpie pens are PERMANENT so you get one shot at the writing.
I just love the look and simplicity of this Personalised Teacher Gifts Mason Jar! To complete this Gifts for Teacher project you will need.
- A box of Crayola Crayons
- Jam Jar
- Hot Glue Gun (this isn’t a must but good to have)
IT takes appropriately 24 crayons to cover the jar so be prepared. Work around the jar leaving time for the glue to stick well before moving onto the crayon. Line the glue up onto the jar then place the crayon firmly onto it. My tip would be to have something in place so that the jar doesn’t move around when the glue is drying. Makes a lovely pencil holder for your personalised teacher gift.
This is one of the easier DIY teacher gift projects you can do. Should take around 15 minutes to do and you will need a jam jar or jar of your choice. See the example in the link. The only issue with this little project is that you need a few bits and bobs to complete it like paint and brushes, green paper , scissors and glue etc. I suggest taking a good look at the blog on this to get an idea. My opinion is to improvise with the things you have in the house or to stock up on the crafty things you need then look at other little projects you can do with your children that use the same materials.
Personalise your handmade teacher gifts with the colours of your school to really make an impact and sign it underneath with your name so they remember you forever.
This project is really clever but not for really young children to do themselves. You as the adult will need to do most of the work here…However, I think it makes a lovely gift for your teacher, once complete.
To make your handmade teacher gifts you will need:
- An old book – Paperback
- An Exacto Knife
- hot glue or glue
Click on the link above to find out how to make your end of year present for the best teacher in the world! Send in a photo of this one to us on our social media channels as well if you want. It would be great to see your final finished teacher gift designs!
Why not try a different shape…Does it need to be an apple?
When reviewing all these blogs we came across this really simple ‘Teacher Survival Kit’. This is perfect for busy parents to do with their kids! You need to buy a few bits and bobs to fill the metal pot…Buy the pot as well, if you don’t have one. Take a look at the blog for ideas and below I have some different ways you can make this teacher present your own!
- Add Ribbon and wrap the gift in clear cellophane style wrapping. Tie a nice bow and off we go!
- use the Sharpie pens from the blogs above and sign the underneath of the teacher gift pot with your name and date.
- Add a dash of colour and paint your own pot – similar to the painted jar idea above.
6 – Grow a Garden
A lovely gift idea if you know that your teacher is into gardening BUT my tip is to check first. A young teacher wouldn’t necessarily enjoy this sort of gift..? I do love the end of year gift idea from the guys at The IDEA Room which involves you collecting the following things to start with! And I know what you might be thinking here..It’s a lot of preparation = Yes, however handmade and personalised is the theme so crack on and be inspired.
Pot or Container (I used a small pail)
Old Dictionary Pages (to cover the pail)
Miracle Gro Moisture Mix Potting Soil
Miracle Gro Cactus and Succulent Plant Food
Following there instructions on the website above and as I always say you don’t always have to stick to the plan..Use your imagination. There is one thing however, that I love from the website. The statement below taken straight from the IDEA ROOM site!
“If you are giving this as a gift to a teacher you can print out this fun little label “Teachers plant seeds of knowledge that will grow forever!”
With this you can do your own thing and make your own message. You can again use the pens you might bough in the previous craft blogs above and handwrite your own message.
Easy, simple and quick! those are the 3 words that I would use for this gift. There is also so much you can do with the basic concept. You can really use your imagination here and think of new and exciting things to do to the bag and put into the plastic Bag. Take a look at the website for the basics then go it alone…That’s what I would do.
I have left the last creative project to be a cracker and a challenge that your teacher will never forget and probably use for most of their teaching career. Well I would if I was your teacher. This one has a difficulty level of 8 out of 10. It also requires you to find or buy a good few wooden rulers and would best suit handy families. Just my opinion. The safety element needs to be thought through as well e.g. hammers nails etc. Have a read through the website at Kara’s Creative Place and see if you are up for the challenge to make the ultimate handmade teacher gifts …..