13 Easy DIY Gifts for Teachers

These DIY Christmas gifts to make for teachers are a great way to say thanks to a teacher! These home made gifts are pictured tutorials for a monogrammed bag, covered notebook, chalkboard, personalized hand sanitizer, monogrammed mugs, coffee scrub and I guarantee they’ll bring a smile to the teachers face and make them feel appreciated.

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

Teacher Christmas Gift

1.  DIY Monogram Tote Bag {Totes} ~ This is a tutorial for a super chic tote bag made for under $5.00! All you need is a canvas tote bag, fabric pain and a doily! Made in a afternoon, you have a stylish accessory personalized to you!

Teacher Christmas Gift

2.  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.

Christmas Gifts for Women

3.  Charming Bookmarks ~ Create these beautiful bookmarks from junk jewelry or mismatched jewelry and ribbon.  You could even use some family heirloom jewelry to attach to the ribbon.  Pair it with a book and you have a fabulous gifts.

Thumb Tacks

4.  Flower Thumb Tacks ~ These tips for making beautiful resin flowers will help you create beautiful decorative thumb tacks out of supplies from your local craft store.

Teacher Gifts

5.  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!

Christmas Presents To Make

Christmas Presents to Make

6.  Hand Sanitizer {free download} ~ These hand sanitizer bottles are a fabulous gift.  People love to receive something that has been personalized – it tells them that you care.

Spa in a Jar

7.  Spa in a Jar {free printable} ~ A wonderful pampering gift in a jar perfect for teacher, a date night, Valentine’s Day gift, or new mother.  It really is perfect for any woman.  It’s filled with foot soak, hand scrub, lotion, hair mask, razor and pebble candles.

Christmas Gifts to Make for Teacher

8.  Embroidered Hot & Cold Packs ~ This simple sewing project makes a useful get well gift, and you can customize it with your choice of aromatherapy for a little extra indulgence.  My preference is lavender, but you can also add mint, eucalyptus, or cloves.

9.  Felt Giftcard Holder ~ The hand-stiched felt envelope is only the beginning of this creative way to present a giftcard.  By the time they get to the giftcard, they will feel like they’ve already gotten one gift.  {wink}

Teacher Christmas Gift

10.  Teacher Necklaces {how-to} ~ Here is a fun and super easy personalized necklace for the teacher.  Print out your child’s teacher name on card stock.  You could have a ton of fun with these and make these for anyone by personalizing them however you’d like!!

Spa in a Jar11.  Coffee Scrub Recipe ~ This coffee scrub recipe is super simple and makes a perfect Christmas, Mother’s Day or Teacher Appreciation gift.  The best part?  It can be made in under 20 minutes, including time spent embellishing the jar!

12.  DIY Monogrammed Mug ~ You don’t have to be a coffee drinker to love a monogrammed mug!  Use a ceramic marker to make the monogram.  An easy task for your child.

13.  Hot Chocolate On A Stick ~ These fun hot chocolate treats are great gifts to give to neighbors and a fun treat to keep around to warm you up on a winter night.  This hot chocolate on a stick is even cuter with the marshmallow star decoration.

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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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We’re continuing our Christmas in July with more amazing pictured tutorials for homemade gifts, DIY decorating, free printables, and recipes.

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If you love these homemade tutorials– then you’ll find a THOUSAND more just as creative over on the Tip Junkie Christmas and Homemade Gifts site!


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