30 Teacher Thank You Gifts {homemade}


Make teacher happy with one of these incredible homemade teacher gift ideas.  They’re perfect for both male and female teachers.  These easy homemade gifts tutorials include teacher poems, teacher thank you cards, as well as edible treats, printable cards, personalized t-shirt, gift cards and printable art!

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 113 tutorials.  You can always search there if you’’re looking for more tutorials with step-by-step instructions. {wink}

When is Teacher Appreciation Day?

Teacher Appreciation Week is a week long celebration in the United States observed the first full week in May. Teacher Appreciation Day is the Tuesday that falls during Teacher Appreciation Week. This year, 2015, it begins on Monday, May 4 and ends on Friday, May 8.

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Make Teacher

1.  DIY Apple Jar ~ Make teacher an adorable apple mason jar for Teacher Appreciation week.  Fill it with candy or school supplies like paper clips or erasers.

2.  Apples for the Teacher Gift Basket {free printable} ~ Since apples are iconic for teacher’s this Apples for the Teacher Gift Basket is perfect!  Add treats in red or apple flavored to a gift basket and attach the adorable free printable tag.

3.  Teacher Appreciation T-shirt ~ Show your appreciation for your child’s teacher with adorable lined paper t-shirt.  A plain white t is transformed with fabric markers and an apple iron-on patch.

4.  Monogram Mason Jar Vase ~ A monogrammed mug is spruced up with new ribbon, fresh tulips and a free chalkboard printable label that reads, “thanks for helping me bloom this school year”.

5.  Paper Flower Pencils {free printable tag} ~ Cupcake liners and washi tape transform a pencil into a gorgeous flower.  Attach the free tag for an easy gift idea.

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Homemade Teacher Gift

6.  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!

7.  Succulent Gift Idea ~ Instead of a bouquet of flowers consider giving succulents!  This post has the full tutorial to make the planter box.  

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Easy Homemade Gift 

8.  Hands Down Teacher Appreciation Gift ~ Thank your child’s teacher with a practical gift, a bottle of hand soap and an adorable tag that reads, “hands down you’re the best teacher around. Simply print the free tags and attach to a bottle of hand soap and add a cute ribbon or twine.

9. Thanks for Sticking With Us This Year ~ Use this adorable free printable tag to attach to Stick It Notes. It’s a great way of replenishing the teachers supplies. You could also attach it to sticks of gum or even pixie stix.

10.  Teacher Appreciation Labels ~ Teachers can never get enough school supplies. This free label that reads, “I’m coming clean you’re the best”, is perfect for clorox wipes or even hand sanitizer.

11.  Sharpie Teacher Gift ~ “Thank you for coloring our lives and making us sharpies”! Fill an empty Crystal Light container with Sharpies and attach the free tag. Easy Peasy!

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Teacher Thank You

12.  Target Gift Card Holder ~ This gift can’t get any easier.  Simply print the free card and attach a gift card.  It can’t get any easier than that.  {wink}

13.  In N Out Teacher Teacher Appreciation Label ~ A simple and easy gift idea for teacher appreciation week.  And, who doesn’t love In-n-Out?!  

14.  Smoothie Gift Card Holder {free printable} ~ Gift teachers with a free smoothie gift card.  Attach it to the free card holder that reads, “Thanks for a smooth year”.  

15.  Thank You “Subway” Gift Card Holder ~ The perfect gift card holder for a Subway Gift Card.  There are two options to choose from, “There is no “sub” stitute for a teacher like you” or “I wish there was “subway” to thank you”.

16.  Printable Gift Card Holders ~ When in doubt a gift card is always appreciated.  There are four versions to choose from.  Simply download, print, cut and glue. 

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Teachers Day Messages

17.  Teacher, You Are Gold {free printable} ~ This gold themed gift for the teacher is right on trend.  There are two color options for the label that you can attach to non-food items like nail polish or a box of chocolates.

18.  Tote-ally Golden Tote Bag {free printable} ~ Tutorial for making a hand stamped polka dot tote perfect for back to school, Teacher appreciation or Mother’s Day. Comes with free printable tag that says, “You are TOTE-ally golden”!

19.  “Soda-lighted” Teacher Appreciation Printable ~ Looking for a quick, easy and super adorable gift for teacher appreciation week? Look no further! These tags have two separate sayings, one says, ”We are SODA-lighted to have you for our Teacher this year!” Room mom’s this is a great idea for you. {wink} The other says, “I am SODA-lighted to have you for my Teacher this year! Simply print, trim and attach the tags to a single bottle of soda or a 6-pack.

20.  Starbucks Gift Card ~ This Starbucks gift card packaging idea is perfect for the latte lover.  Download and print the free sleeve and check off the boxes that describe the teacher.  I love it a latte!  {{snicker}} 

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Teachers Day Cards

21.  Customized Candy Bar Wrapper ~ Looking for a quick, easy and super adorable teacher gift for teacher apprecation week? Look no further! This simple project can be completed with personalization in 5 minutes from start to finish once you have your supplies.

22.  Thanks a ‘Latte’ ~ This ‘thanks a latte for all you do’ card is fabulous! You can add a Starbucks or other coffee house gift card to it. The gift card will snuggly fit under the coffee sleeve. Genius!

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Teacher Appreciation

23.  Teacher Appreciation Printable ~ This beautiful teacher appreciation printable was inspired by chalkboard art.  It’s an 8×10 printable perfect for framing.  It makes a lovely gift that the teacher can keep throughout the years!

24.  A is for Apple Printable ~ A beautiful watercolor iconic apple for the teacher.  Frame it for the teacher and they can enjoy year after year.

25.  Classroom Fingerprint Tree ~ “Teachers plant the seeds of knowledge that last a lifetime”.  Simply add the student’s fingerprints and name on the tree to make leaves.

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Teacher Appreciation Day

26.  Caramel Apple Teacher Appreciation Label ~ Let the teacher know that “A is not just for apple” it’s also for Awesome. Attach the free printable tag to a homemade caramel apple or store bought.

27.  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.

28.  Personalized Vanilla Fudge Apple ~ How fun are these personalized fudge apples?! Hungry Happenings gives you the step by step on how to make them.

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Teacher Appreciation Week 

29.  DIY Teacher Appreciation Medallion ~ This medallion is a great versatile gift.  You can use it as a gift tag or even as a broach for the teacher to wear.

30.  All About My Teacher ~ Your child’s teacher will know all the ways they’re loved with this all about my teacher printable.  It can also be used for the last week of week.



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