The 5 Most Awesome & Easy DIY Teacher Gift Ideas

by Dagmar Bleasdale on April 27, 2016

Easy DIY Teacher Gift Ideas,

Teacher Appreciation Week is coming up from May 2 to 6 — did you know?

If you are looking for a super easy DIY gift, I’ve got you covered.

These DIY teacher gift ideas are guaranteed to stand out among all the other gifts!

If you have time to make candles in mason jars — or really any other container — check out this post I wrote about making DIY candles.

It’s much easier than you think to make your own, non-toxic candles, and I explain every step in my tutorial.

If that’s too intimidating, here are several other teacher gifts that are super easy to put together.

Coffee mugs are so boring, after all.

The 5 Most Awesome & Easy DIY Teacher Gift Ideas

“The Extra Mile” Gift

Anyone can put this together — and it’s so clever!

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Pencils in Mason Jar Gift

I love this mason jar idea, and I don’t think you even need to include a gift card — the sentiment is so sweet and teachers often spend their own money on classroom supplies, so any teacher will appreciate this little gift.

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If you don’t have time to paint the mason jar, simply cut out a piece of red paper, roll it up, and have it line the inside of the mason jar.

To make the top green, you could buy green washi tape and just tape around the top. Add pencils, and you’re done!

“Helping Me Grow” Gift

I bet every teacher loves  to receive plants — I would — and the message of this gift is so adorable.

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You could make these little planters with succulents, or simply add this note to any store-bought plant you prefer to give to the teacher.

I’d buy a plant that can be used indoors or outdoors — maybe she would like to add it to her garden.

This is my version:

Easy DIY Teacher Gift Ideas,

“I Won the Lotto” Gift

I do this for Christmas a lot: our family is huge — it’s not really possible to buy 30+ people a big gift — so I often buy lotto tickets and package them in cellophane bags with a little something else.

They are always appreciated, and you never know: there’s always a chance the ticket could win big.

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Finally, if you thought the gift ideas couldn’t get any cuter, this is my favorite DIY teacher gift idea because it’s so simple but creative:

The Chill Pill Gift

I mean, who wouldn’t get a kick out of this gift? We all could use a chill pill once in a while.

I’d actually use jelly beans for this because they look more like pills.


Are you planning to make your child’s teacher a little gift?

I hope these ideas show you how simple it is to make their day with an easy DIY teacher gift — you don’t have to spend a lot of money or time, or be super crafty.

What’s your favorite teacher appreciation gift?

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Ashley ~ 3 Little Greenwoods May 6, 2016 at 5:18 PM

Loving these fun and easy teacher gift ideas! Thanks so much for sharing them at The DIY Collective!


Stacey May 6, 2016 at 9:42 AM

What cute teacher gifts ideas!! Thanks for Sharing! #HomeMattersParty


Morgan @ Morgan Manages Mommyhood May 2, 2016 at 5:49 PM

I don’t have school aged kids yet, but that mason jar is too too cute!


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