Loraine loves arts and crafts and used to volunteer at an elementary art class. She loves sharing fun and easy craft tutorials.
We all like to give gifts that we know will be appreciated by the recipient. And we like to show our appreciation to the teachers in our children's lives. The teachers I know love gifts made especially for them by a student or their family. With that in mind, I searched for really great gift ideas that also showed pictures of the item and gave instructions on how to make it.
Make your teacher a crayon-covered candy dish as a thank you gift.
1. Apple Softie Gift Card Holder
Any teacher would appreciate an apple softie that also delivers a gift card.
2. Button Bookmarks
Make a few of these useful button bookmarks and gift to a favorite teacher. Find the instructions at The Inspiration Board.
3. Energy in a Jar
You can make a thoughtful gift for a teacher, even if the day isn't being celebrated as Teacher Appreciation Day. A homemade gift like this would be so welcome now, because teacher's can always use a boost in energy, and also a little reminder that what they do is appreciated all year. Find the printables and instructions for making these jars at Healthy Coconut.
4. Sticky Note Pad Holder
What a great way to make such a useful item not only for teachers but anyone who needs note paper handy. The easy to follow directions are found at A Little Craft in Your Day.
5. Mistle Toes Gift
What a cute idea for a Christmas gift to give a favorite teacher. The instructions and list of what is in the jar is found a Touche Soiree. This gift give a bit of warmth, plus a splash of color.
6. Teacher Framed Inspirational
Print off this saying and frame it for your favorite teacher. Go to Balancing Home for the printable.
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7. Teacher Apple Gift Card Ornament
This is actually three gifts in one. It's an apple, an ornament and a gift card holder. Any teacher will appreciate a thoughtful gift like this one. Go to Fireflies & Mud Pies for the tutorial to make this apple gift card holder.
8. Crayon Wreath
I love the looks of this cheerful wreath and am sure an elementary teacher would love hanging it in her classroom. Go to Mom's Party Cafe' for the instructions for making this project.
9. Sanitizer Bottle Cover
These necessary bottles in the classroom, usually on the teacher's desk, will look so much nicer dressed up in a cover like this. A touch of home for the classroom. Go to Less-Than-Perfect Life of Bliss for all the directions.
10. Teacher Gifts
11. Picture Frame
The teacher can display a picture of her family in this cute frame that she will love having on her desk. The directions for making this frame can be found at Felt So Cute.
12. Laptop Sleeve
I would love to receive one of these as I am sure your child's teacher would. Go to The Cottage Mama for the instructions.
13. Lesson Tote
I think this would make a great lessons tote for a teacher. Go to Mad in Crafts to see how to make it.
14. Teacher Initial Picture
This is a very thoughtful gift for a teacher. You'll find the directions for making it at I Heart Crafty Things.
15. Key Fob
A colorful, light weight key fob for the teacher. This is a great filler gift or if you have to make quite a few gifts. The directions for this project can be found at The Ribbon Retreat.
16. Candy Filled Apple Appreciation Gift
The 36th Avenue has the instructions for making this cute and useful candy filled apple gift.
17. Ruler Wreath
This is an attractive wreath made using rulers. A teacher would be proud to display it in her classroom. Go to Polkadot Chair for instructions on how to make one like it.
18. Hemp Bracelets
Make these bracelets for the teacher, and while you're at it maybe make some for yourself also. Find the tutorial for making these help bracelets at Let It Shine.
19. Splatter Paint Book Ends
Splatter paint book ends would make a nice teacher gift. For the tutorial go to A Beautiful Mess.
20. Dry Erase Noteboard
By using an 8" x 10" picture frame, you'll have a gift that will easily fit on a teacher's desk, without it taking up too much room, and yet can be close enough to jot down quick notes. Find the easy to follow directions for making this dry erase noteboard at Eighteen25. The directions include a download for the ruled paper. Paint the frame in a color the teacher will love.
21. Drink Sleeve and Mat
I love this drink sleeve and mat. You'll find the patterns and instructions at CraftyStaci.
22. Desk Accessories Box
A place to keep all the little necessary items that get lost in a drawer. This is a beautiful, thoughtful gift. To make one like it, find the instructions at Whipper Berry.
23. Pencil Flower Bouquet
A bouquet for the teacher that includes flowers and pencils. Here is a guide to making a pencil flower bouquet.
24. Lady Bug Teacher Card
A very nice way for a child to show appreciation to his or her teacher. Go to I Heart Crafty Things for the instructions for making a card like this.
25. Personal Tissue Cover
A perfect tissue pack cover for the teacher's purse or tote. To make one of these covers, go to Two Brown Birds.
26. Craft Stick Photo Frame
You'll be able to think up even more ways to decorate the photo frames you make. Go to First Palette for directions.
27. Apple for the Teacher
Made with soda bottles, this little apple can hold small items or candy for the teacher. Go to Crissy's Crafts to see how to make this project.
28. Thank You
For the tutorial for making Thank You gift, go to Giggles Galore. You can bet the teacher will ready appreciate this gift especially if she is a plant lover.
29. Back to School Magnets
Your child's teacher will love to be gifted with these useful and beautiful magnets and tacks. You'll find out how to make them by going to Paper Vine.
30. Bath Fizzies
If you are thinking about making the teacher a personal gift, consider making bath fizzies. This very attractive gift has instructions at Evermine blog. These fizzies are as much fun to make as they are to use.
31. Plush Flowers
Find out what your teacher's favorite colors are and make her a beautiful array of plush flowers. Find the instructions for making these flowers at Bird’s Party Blog.
32. Apple Treat Cups
This would be a great teacher appreciation gift, especially if you have a number of teachers to present gifts to. See how to make this cute apple treat cup by going to the Saved By Love Creations site.
33. Teacher Rocks
This appreciation gift will let the teacher know that you think she rocks. Find the directions on the how does she? site.
34. Neon Tipped
I love succulents because they don't take a lot of care, but this teacher gift adds beautiful neon tipped pots to the equation.