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

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 you child’s teacher with a handmade gift, look no further!

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

Homemade Gifts for Teachers


10 Cute DIY Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas

Back to school supply cake - homemade gifts for teachers
1. School Supply Cake – 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.

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


3. Cash Gratitude 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!

smores 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.

Thanks A Latte Starbucks Gift Card Holder
5. Thanks A Latte – 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!

Teacher Appreciation Gift Pencil Bouquet

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

DIY Teacher Appreciation Gifts - A&W Root Beer

7. DIY Soda Pop Gift – 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.

DIY Colored Pencil Vase Gift

8. DIY Colored Pencil Vase – 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.

teacher appreciation m&ms gift can

9. Marvelous Teacher M&M’s Canister – Grab a cute craft canister, fill it with M&M’s, adorn with ribbon and attach a note. Such a simple and cute 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 in a mug – This 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!” 

Are you making any homemade gifts for teachers this year?

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  • 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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