16 Easy Meet the Teacher Ideas


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 kit, a sunburst ruler wreath, apple chalkboard, gift card holders and treat ideas.

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We’ve taken away all the guess work on gifts to make for teacher’s with these incredible tutorials. For even more teacher gift ideas Tip Junkie’s Creative Community has over 141 tutorials.  You can always search there if you’’re looking for more tutorials with step-by-step instructions. {wink}

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DIY Apple Chalkboard

1.  DIY Apple Chalkboard ~ An apple for the teacher.  Make an apple-shaped chalkboard using mdf board, paint and clear chalkboard coating.  Perfect for the teacher to leave notes or even as a sign for the door.

DIY Teacher Name Plate

2.  DIY Teacher Name Plate ~ Make a customized teacher name plate from a paint stir stick and stickers. Learn how to distress for a a vintage effect. You can pair it with school supplies or gift it by itself.

Back to School Emergency Kit

3.  Back to School Emergency Kit ~ I adore this Back to School survival kit! It includes a cute little notebook, Sharpie markers, scissors, chocolate, hand sanitizer all stored in a cute little chalkboard caddy.  Attach the free printable tag that says, “It takes a big heart to shape little minds”.

DIY Ruler Pencil Holder

4.  DIY Ruler Pencil Holder ~ These festive painted dipped ruler pencil holders 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!

School Supplies "Cake"

5.  School Supplies “Cake”  ~ 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!
Classroom Ruler Burst Teacher Sig
6.  Classroom Ruler Burst Teacher SignThis sunburst ruler sign would make an adorable Teacher Appreciation gift for back to school.  Personalize the chalkboard frame with the teacher’s name.

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If You Give a Teacher a Cookie {free printable}

7.  If You Give a Teacher a Cookie {free printable} ~ Homebaked items 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}}

Berry Excited Teacher Gift and Tags
8.  Berry Excited Teacher Gift and Tags ~ 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 printables that say, “I’m so berry excited you’e my teacher” or “Here’s to a sweet school year” to homebaked cookies or a basket of fresh berries.
"I'm Tickled Pink that You're My Teacher" Gift Idea
9.  “I’m Tickled Pink that You’re My Teacher” Gift Idea ~ Looking for a quick, easy and super adorable teacher gift for back to school? Look no further! This simple project can be completed in 30 minutes from start to finish once you have your supplies.
Ice Breaker Back to School Teacher Gift
10.  Ice Breaker Back to School Teacher Gift ~ This gift idea is literally an ice breaker gift. The attached label lets the teacher know a few fun facts about your child’s likes and attaches to a box of Ice Breaker mints.

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EOS Apple for the Teacher Gift

11.  EOS Apple for the Teacher Gift ~  In keeping with tradition, “an apple for the teacher”, gift the teacher with EOS lip balm.  All you have to do is download, print and cut the free card.

Notebook Paper Kitchen Towel

12.  Notebook Paper Kitchen Towel ~ Check out this super cute way to get on your child’s teachers good side! {wink} Super easy to make using a flour sack towel and sharpies.  An easy and fun way to start the school year off!

Back to School Teacher Gift Card Holders

13.  Back to School Teacher Gift Card Holders ~ Short on time to make something for the teacher?  These 3 printable gift card holders are your solution.  All you have to do is download, print and attach a gift card.

Back to School Tags {free printables}

14.  Back to School Tags {free printables} ~ These adorable geometric shaped “Back to School” tags are the perfect companion to a quick and easy teacher thank you gift. Add them to baked goodies, school supplies, flowers or even a gift card. The possibilities are endless.

My Future is Bright Post-It Printable

15.  My Future is Bright Post-It Printable ~ You’ll want to snatch up these adorable light bulb post-it’s from the dollar section at Target. It’s a quick and easy gift for teacher’s this year. Attach the free printable tag and you’re all set.

Succulent Back to School Gift Idea
16.  Succulent Back to School Gift Idea ~ “I am so excited to grow in your class this year!”  Gift the teacher with a potted succulent plant.  And, if you have the time you can even make the faux concrete planter with the provided tutorial.
16 Easy Meet the Teacher Ideas

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