Show your kids’ teachers how much they are appreciated with these easy gift ideas. Give a gift all week-long during Teacher Appreciation Week that won’t hurt your pocketbook. Below, you’ll find 5 easy DIY gifts for Teacher Appreciation Week.
Wednesday folders came home yesterday and inside was this sheet of paper about Teacher Appreciation Week. This is the first I’ve heard of this….now I’m scampering around to see what all I can do for my son’s teacher. I wanted to post about it if you are frantically doing the same thing! I’ve got five gift ideas below.
Easy DIY Gifts for Teacher Appreciation Week
- Cut flowers from your garden or flower-pot or a single rose from a bouquet you already have…it’s the thought that counts, right? Put a ribbon around it with a note.
- Bottle of water with a tag that says, “I appreciate you” or “You are always appreciated.”
- A fruit and a piece of chocolate wrapped in cellophane with a note attached
- A handmade greeting card (this could be made by the student or yourself, but have the student sign it)
- Decorate a container or canister with bright colors (directions below)
How to make a decorative canister for Teacher Appreciation Week
Supplies you will need:
- A canister or container
- Mod Podge
- Decorative cardstock or paper
- Adhesives – strong glue or glue dots
- Accessories such as ribbon, bows, gift tag, stickers, washi tape, etc.
Some of these supplies are optional…just use what you already have on hand to decorate the can.
- Cut cardstock to fit can. I used two different colors. It’s easier to use 2 or maybe even three different pieces of cardstock so that you can work with applying cardstock to can.
- Apply Mod Podge lightly to can AND back of cardstock pieces one at a time. Apply to each piece to can. Let try. **Make sure you smooth out bubbles with your hand/palm. Also, check the edges of the cardstock to make sure it’s secure on the can.
- Apply Mod Podge liberally over the entire can. This will give the can a nice glossy look and protect the can. **You may need to press down edges again.
- Cut out cardstock for lid by tracing around the lid on your choice of cardstock.
- Apply cardstock to lid the same as above.
- Now it’s time to decorate.
- Take a cardboard gift tag and trace over a piece of cardstock. I also used Mod Podge for applying. Find cute accessories to place on top of the gift tag.
- Tie ribbon around the can, and you’re done.
Just remember when working with Mod Podge things can get messy, so be sure to have wet wipes handy.
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