DIY Teacher Gifts for Back to School

DIY Teacher Gifts for Back to School


It’s almost back to school time again! With the roller coaster pandemic year we had in 2020, teachers need a little extra love this year, and parents whose children stayed home can surely use the break. Show your gratitude (and get your kiddos feeling thankful, too) with these fun gift ideas straight from the heart.

'Thanks for Helping Me Grow' Teacher Gift

There’s a reason succulents continue to ride the trend wave. They’re so easy to care for and just so darn cute! Why not surprise your child’s teacher with a charming and trendy gift that your child helps to make? This mason jar planter box can be filled with your favorite succulents and a cute note to show your appreciation. Let your little one fill the jars and write a personalized note. You can check out the full DIY tutorial over at Shanty 2 Chic.

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Pair the finished product with these colorful balloons to make it pop!

Vintage Ball Jar Teacher Gift

Every teacher needs a place to store extra writing utensils. Vintage mason jars are oh-so-charming and the perfect size and shape for the job! This craft tutorial from Let’s DIY It All is fun and easy to make. While you wait for the spray paint to dry, let your kiddo get involved by writing and decorating the cute note that gets attached to the jar.

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Then, surprise your child’s teacher with your homemade gift and these classic school-themed balloons to coordinate!

Ruler Art Teacher Gift

A classroom wouldn’t be complete without some wall art. Let your child’s new teacher know they “rule” with this ruler art piece from Salt and Pepper Moms. Customize the letter with the teacher’s last name for a personalized gift to show your appreciation. Your child will have fun gluing the rulers together and coloring in the stencil letter.

Photo Credit: Salt and Pepper Moms

By making these adorable teacher gifts with your kids, you can have some fun together while sharing in the joy that comes with gratitude. Here’s to a great school year!