10 DIY Christmas Gifts for Teachers


DIY Christmas gifts to make for teachers that are a great way to say thanks to a teacher! These homemade gifts for teachers are pictured tutorials for glass tile pendants,  iPads sleeves, notebook covers, skinny notepads, monogrammed bookmarks, candy cane soap, lemon sugar scrub, an apron and more.

As always, the Tip Junkie Homemade Gifts site has hundreds of pictured tutorials with free patterns for Homemade Gifts for Teachers so you can always search there if you’re looking for something specific. {wink}

DIY Christmas Gifts

glass tile pendant

1.  Glass Tile Pendant Necklace ~ The nice thing about glass tile pendants is that the sky is the limit for the design.  You can use any paper or photo and really make it any style you want really customizing for the teacher.  It’s a great gift for a teacher because your child can show their teacher their know who they are.

Laptop/Kindle/ipad sleeve

2.   Laptop / Kindle / iPad Sleeve Tutorial ~ This pattern can be made for any size laptop, Kindle, or iPad by adjusting the measurements accordingly, and I don’t know any teacher that doesn’t have at least one of these.  {wink}

Notebook cover

3.  Notebook Cover Tutorial ~ This is a great pictured tutorial on how to cover a plain notebook, perfect for a teacher. This would make a great gift for a teacher, and depending upon the material you use, can be very feminine for masculine.

Skinny Notepads

4.  Skinny Notepads ~ These DIY notepads are so cute and would make a wonderful teacher gift for the holidays. They are perfect to keep on their desk or to slip in their purse.

Monogram Ribbon bookmarks

5.  Monogram Ribbon Bookmark {diy} ~ If you’re an early bird, plan-ahead kind of girl just like me {ha–yeah right}, and thinking about Christmas gifts, here’s a sweet idea for the kids’ teachers who likes to read.

Clip Boards

6.  Mini-Clip Boards ~ I love the idea of personalized clipboards that the kids can help customize.  What teacher wouldn’t love something both functional and adorable like this?

Christmas Presents To Make

Candy Cane Soap

7.  Homemade Candy Cane Soap ~ Everyone loves homemade soap and this soap looks good enough to eat!  {snicker}   The color is fabulous with the tiny pieces of candy cane.  I can only imagine how wonderful they must smell.   A perfect gift for any teacher this holiday season, don’t you think?

Shabby Chic Ruffled Apron

8.  Shabby Chic Ruffled Apron Pattern  ~ What woman wouldn’t feel ultra feminine in this shabby chic ruffled apron?!  The combination of fabric patterns is fabulous.

Homemade Lemon Sugar Scrub

9.  Lemon Sugar Scrub ~  Sugar scrubs are huge this season, and for good reason!  They are the perfect exfoliators for your face, hands and feet.  The hot water actually melts the sugar crystals and leaves your skin feeling so smooth and soft!  Only three ingredients were used to make this refreshing scent, olive oil, sugar and freshly squeezed lemon juice.  It’s the perfect teacher gift!

Hot Chocolate on a Stick

10.  Hot Chocolate on a Stick ~  These super cute hot chocolate sticks use homemade chocolate blocks AND marshmallows, so really, they are a win/win.  How could your child’s teacher NOT swoon over these babies?  {wink}

Things to Make and Do:

Thanks Ladies. I just adore these homemade gift ideas! Feel free to grab my “I was featured on Tip Junkie” blog button. You earned it! {knuckle bumps}


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