15 Best Back to School Teacher Gifts to Make


Teacher thank you homemade gifts and free printables that are perfect for meet the teacher night.  Some of the amazing gifts include a school supply cake, survival kits, a sunshine ruler wreath and treat boxes.

Back to School Teacher Gifts to Make

The Tip Junkie Creative Community has 267 teacher thank you pictured tutorials with free patterns for meet the teacher!  So be sure to search there if you’re looking for something specific. {wink}

Teacher Thank You

Teacher Gift

1.  Ball Jar Teacher Gift ~ These festive school bus yellow mason jars are the perfect back to school gift for the teacher. You can use it as a vase for flowers or as a pencil holder. Either way it’s absolutely darling! It’s also easy to make with some spray paint, mason jars and free printable tags!

Teacher Gift

2.  Pencil Treat {teacher gift} ~ These adorable Rolo pencil treats are a sweet way to thank the teacher at the beginning of the school year. You just might butter them up at the same time. {{wink}} You can make the pencils with a roll of Rolo’s, paper, Hershey’s kiss and silver thread.

Meet the Teacher Gift

3.  School Supply Cake for Teachers ~ Now that the kids are back in school, it’s time for teachers to start requesting those extra supplies they need for the classroom.  Instead of sending them in a plastic bag, knock their socks off with this fabulous cake!
DIY Ruler Wreath
4.  Personalized Ruler Wreath {Tutorial}This sunburst ruler wreath would make an adorable Teacher Appreciation gift for back to school.  Personalize the banner with the teacher’s name.

Meet The Teacher

Meet the Teacher Gift

5.  You Were “Mint” To Be My Teacher {teacher gift & printable} ~ Looking for a quick, easy and super adorable teacher gift for back to school? Look no further! This simple project can be completed in 10 minutes from start to finish once you have your supplies.
Back to School Teacher Gift
6.  Mini Oreo Apple Pops {teacher gift} ~ In keeping with tradition, “an apple for the teacher”, gift the teacher with adorable mini oreo apple pops. They’re made with mini oreo’s, candy melts, pretzel and air heads for the leaf.
Meet the Teacher Gift
7.  Soda-lighted Teacher Gift {free printables} ~ A simple and inexpensive way to thank the teacher on the first day of school.  The first week can be rough on them too.  Attach the free printable that says, “I am soda-lighted you are my teacher” to a bottle of soda.

8.  Teacher Thank You Gift {free printables} ~ Thank your child’s teacher with these fabulous water cups/bottles and an adorable tag that reads, “thank you for quenching my child’s thirst for knowledge“.  Simply print the free tags and attach to the water bottle with a cute ribbon or twine.

9.  Teacher Gift Ideas ~ There are several good teacher gift ideas here, but I LOVE the Box of Teacher Goodies.  Anything can look cute when you divide it up into little compartments, right?

Cool Teacher Stuff

Paint Chip Teacher Gift

10.  Paint Chip Teacher Gift {Back to School} ~ Paint chips are also perfect for tags or wrapping gifts.  Simply wrap them around a bundle of pencils and tie it with a pretty ribbon or twine.
Teacher Thank You Gift
11.  Back to School Treats {free printable} ~ How fun are these edible glue sticks?!  Fill a push pop container with edible treats, attach ribbon and the free printable to make your very own edible glue stick.
Teacher Gift
12.  Ball Mason Jar Printable {teacher gift} ~  For teacher appreciation week or back to school add some home baked cookies, post it notes, paper clips, school supplies, succulents or candy to a mason jar. The possibilities are endless. Tie these adorable printable tags to the jar with ribbon or twine. There are four choice options to print one of which reads, “It’s a Ball being in your class”.
Teacher Survival Kit
13.  DIY Survival Kit ~ I adore this modern design survival kit!  It includes a cute little notebook, Sharpie markers, packets of Via coffee (if they aren’t a coffee drinker you could use Crystal Light packets), and a bookmark that says, “It takes a big heart to shape little minds”.  The bookmark is a free printable as well as the delivery label.

Teacher Gifts

14.  Chalkboard Clipboard {teacher gift} ~ Help your teacher stay on track with this adorable “Things to Remember” chalkboard clipboard. You can download/save the wording used and trace it with transfer paper. The writing is done with white marker so it still resembles chalk, but won’t wipe off!

Teacher Gift Printable

15.  “Lend a Hand” Teacher Gift {free printable} ~ I love this double meaning gift.  It thanks the teacher and let’s them know that you are available if they need help.  Simply print the free tag and attach to a bottle of hand soap.

Thank You To Teacher:

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