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13 Cute Homemade Gifts for Teachers & DIY Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas

It’s Teacher Appreciation week! Check out these homemade gifts for teachers ideas that are sure to show you care. If you have school-aged children, you know how much a good teacher means to them. If you are looking to reward your child’s teacher with a handmade gift, look no further!

The Best Cute DIY Teachers Gift Ideas & Homemade Gifts from Students

Homemade Gifts for Teachers

Teachers are truly heaven-sent. They take such great care and time with our children and they are deserving of thanks! My kids have been fortunate enough to have some wonderful teachers over the years. We love to show our appreciation with DIY teacher gifts!

13 Cute DIY Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas

These teacher gift ideas are homemade and they are super cute to give to your favorite teacher this year! Try one of the fun handmade gifts for teachers, there are some great ideas here that are both useful and fun ideas for gifts for teachers from students.

Back to school supply cake - homemade gifts for teachers

1. School Supply Cake for teachers

This is probably my favorite DIY teacher appreciation gift! We’ve all heard of diaper cakes, but this one has great essentials for teachers! Learn how to make it at What’s Scrapping.

Amazon teacher printable gift card holder

2. Free Amazon gift card printable template

This cute and free printable Amazon gift card holder is made just for teachers and perfect to give an Amazon gift card to show you’re thankful!

Creative homemade teacher gift ideas - teacher cash

3. Cash gratitude teachers gift

The Crafting Chicks came up with this simple idea of giving cash in a cute way. With this homemade teacher gift, they can purchase whatever they wish!

Homemade teacher gift - s'mores teacher appreciation gift

4. S’mores Teacher Appreciation Gift

We need “S’more” teachers like you! Get a bag and fill it with s’mores ingredients for a treat any teacher will love. Print out the S’mores gift tags, courtesy of A Domestic Lady.

DIY teacher appreciation gifts - Thanks A Latte Starbucks Gift Card Holder

5. Thanks A Latte teacher gift card

This is such a cute Starbucks gift card holder, one of the easier homemade teacher gifts! My son’s teacher adores this place, so we’ll probably use this one for her. Print it over at Skip to My Lou!

DIY Teacher Appreciation Gift Pencil Bouquet

6. DIY Pencil Flower Bouquet

Whipperberry has a great tutorial for this DIY Pencil Bouquet! This is such a great gift ideas for teachers, because seriously, who uses pencils more than teachers?

DIY Teacher Appreciation homemade gift ideas - A&W Root Beer

7. DIY Soda Pop Awesome Gift for Teachers

My Teacher is AW-esome! This is such a cute gift to make for teachers who love soda. Such a simple concept, tie a bag of candy and a gift tag to a six-pack. Get the instructions from Eighteen 25.

DIY Colored Pencil Vase Gift for teachers

8. DIY Colored Pencil Vase teachers gift

Debbie from Happy Clippings shares this cute idea, this is one of my favorite homemade gifts for teachers! It’s so simple to make, just get a can and wrap colored pencils around it. See how in the tutorial here.

homemade gifts for teachers appreciation m&ms gift can

9. Marvelous Teacher M&M’s Canister

Grab a cute craft canister, fill it with M&M’s, adorn it with ribbon, and attach a note. Such a simple and cute homemade teacher gift idea from Seasons of Joy. This is one of the sweetest teacher appreciation gift ideas!

Succulent in a mug DIY teachers gift, thanks for helping me grow!

10. Make a succulent teacher gift in a mug

This succulent in a mug gift is such a cute gift idea for teachers, “complete with a gift tag that says “thanks for helping me grow,” the succulent in a mug is a cute personalized two in one gift idea: the succulent serves as a plant that the recipient can use as a decoration, and if the plant dies or they end up re-potting it, they’ll have a nice mug to use for the rest of their days!” 

DIY coffee cup cricut craft teacher appreciation gift

11. DIY Awesome Teacher coffee mug

If you have a Cricut machine, you can easily make this Awesome Teacher mug with this tutorial from Ruffles and Rainboots!

free printable diy teacher appreciation cards

12. Free printable teacher appreciation cards

These printable teacher gift tags are wonderful to spruce up any DIY gift for teachers. Tie these onto a gift basket, a bag of cookies, or whatever else you are making to thank your favorite teacher.

Apple for the teacher lip balm chapstick gift printable

13. Apple for the teacher lip balm card

This printable “apple for the teacher” gift is so much fun, just add a round lip balm and you have a ready-made DIY gift for teachers!

Are you making any homemade gifts for teachers this year?

These are some of the best DIY teacher gifts that we hope you will love making. Let us know if you have any other fun gift ideas to make for teachers, we would love to see them!

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8 Cute DIY Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas & Homemade Gifts for Teachers


  • Love, love, love these ideas! I have made a crayon monogram in the past that turns out so very cute!! Great ideas and I’ll have to keep these in mind for later!

  • LOVE LOVE the School supply cake! I had never seen one like it. My granddaughter is in 1st grade and this would be perfect for her teacher! I am usually at a loss for teacher gifts. I know they get a ton of things that really aren’t useful. Thanks for the idea!!

  • I love the teacher cake – acutally they are all very cute. More personal than yet another plain gift card. Last year for Xmas I made Vanilla Essence for the teachers – I think you might have just inspired another post. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • All of these ideas are so cute and creative! My favorite has to be colored pencil vase. It’s so cute. I was actually just looking for mother’s day DIYs (since it’s around the corner) on this cool blog. I found these adorable, homemade projects anybody could create.

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