Hi friends! Summer break is just around the corner and I have been thinking about Liyana’s wonderful teachers and some simple ways to say thank you for all that they do. I love all things creative and Liyana loves to write personal messages and get involved, so it is no surprise that we will be doing a DIY teacher gift this year! In case you are like us and enjoy this kind of thing, I am sharing 9 DIY Teacher Gifts with you in this roundup post to get you inspired.
Let’s start with some simple gifts for the foodies out there:
Chocolate Chip Cookies in a Jar
Masty’s Musings shared this great DIY Chocolate Chip Cookies in a Jar recipe with us, and I think it would be great for a teacher gift! Who doesn’t like cookies?
What’s even better is that all the ingredients can probably be found in your cupboard already. All you need is:
- all-purpose flour firmly packed
- baking powder
- baking soda
- brown sugar
- white sugar
- old fashioned oats
- semi-sweet chocolate chips
- white chocolate chips
I love this DIY teacher gift because it is super easy to personalize and write your own little message to go with it. Find all the details at the link here.
DIY Sundae Bar Gift Basket
I originally created this DIY Sundae Bar to celebrate Eid but it is also a wonderful gift for any time of the year! This basket is super simple and I am sure you will love making it as a DIY teacher gift.
All you need is a mini waffle maker as the base, a wire basket from the dollar store to hold everything, and some treats that most people would enjoy putting on a sundae, such as:
- Mini M&Ms
- Mini Oreos
- Wafer cookies
- Hot fudge sauce
- Chocolate spoons
- Sugar cone topping
Get your kids involved with this one and see what they think their teachers would love!
Mummy’s Banana Bread
Banana bread makes such a wholesome gift and is super simple to make yourself! So why not make it a DIY teacher gift?
This recipe is GOLD and only takes an hour to prepare and bake! It is a great gift to get your kids involved with too. Add bananas to your shopping list and find the recipe here:
Next up, we have some crafty DIY gift ideas that any teacher will love.
Handmade Tea Towels
This special gift was shared by Hearth & Vine, who gives a great introduction to the technique of flower pounding. These Handmade Tea Towels really bring to mind appreciation, making them perfect as a DIY teacher gift.
Get creative with the beauty of nature and fresh flowers. Find all the instructions here:
These magnetic planters by Arts Pretty Plants are great DIY teacher gifts and only take 15 minutes to make! This is a perfect idea if you are short on time or if summer break came around faster than you expected.
With just nine steps and simple materials (some of which you can probably find in your house already), this is easy to make and super fun. Find all the details here:
DIY Scrabble Coasters
These Scrabble Coasters make a great DIY teacher gift that can be personalized to show your appreciation from the heart! For this budget friendly craft, you don’t need to sacrifice any board games. You can find inexpensive tiles on Amazon with all the letters you need to create a special message. The only other things you will need are:
- Cork coasters
- Krazy Glue All Purpose Precision Tip
- Scissors or an exacto knife
That’s it! And the instructions are just as simple. Check it out here:
Finally, a few ideas for the senses!
DIY Rose Water Scrub
This special gift is simple and inexpensive but is a perfect way to spoil the special teacher in your life. All you need is:
- rose water
- rose essential oil
- coconut oil
- Red food colouring (optional)
- Dried rose petals (optional)
It takes only three steps to create and package this gift with a thoughtful note from your kids to their wonderful teacher.
Essential Oil Rollers
Our Crafty Mom shared these easy to make Essential Oil Rollers that make a wonderful gift for teachers. You will find some great essential oil blend ideas that teachers are sure to appreciate, like ‘Sweet Dreams’, ‘Homework Blend’ and ‘Feel Good’ roll-on recipes.
Include a message of your choosing or add a pun for a fun and thoughtful thank you. Find out how to make them here:
Easy DIY Candles
Candles are super easy to make and are a great way to show appreciation. So, why not make them as a DIY teacher gift this year?
Here is a step by step tutorial on how to make easy DIY candles using thrifted finds, making your candles a budget-friendly, thoughtful gift.
I hope this roundup post has got you inspired to create DIY teacher gifts this year. Liyana loves getting involved with crafts and I am sure your kids will too.
I would love to see your creations, so please share them with me once you have made them @mintcandydesigns!
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