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60+ DIY Teacher Appreciation Gifts

Teachers are amazing humans.  They spend all day helping children that are not their own learn to read, write, do math.  Or perhaps teaching them skills like how to play an instrument or build a robot.  I am grateful for them every day.  That is why I feel like taking time to make DIY teacher appreciation gifts for your child's teacher each year is just a small way I can say thank you.


Now maybe you are wondering why I like homemade gifts for teachers.  I think it tells them you really took time to think about them and create something just for them.  It might just be in my head, but I think anytime we can share our talents with others, it means more.

One time of year I like to show appreciation is during teacher appreciation week.  Giving a gift is such a small gesture of thanks.  Even a simple candy bar with a free printable can show your teacher you can and help them feel special.

Another great time to give teacher gifts is at the end of the year to say thank you.  It is the last opportunity you and your child can say, "thanks for taking care of me, teaching me and loving me".

I taught high school for 8 years.  I loved it.  Did I expect a gift from my students? No.  But when I got a gift, it meant a lot and showed me that this student really did care about me, what I taught and had a good year.  I still have many of those small gifts and cards.

Below is a list of great gifts that teachers will love.  Some of these gift idea have a tutorials to create a fun gift, others still come with a printable tag to add to a candy.  Whether you just want a quick, we thought of you gift tag or you want to spend a couple of days creating a custom gift, this list has got you covered.

Thanks teachers for all you do!!



DIY Teacher Appreciation Gifts

Free Printables
What teacher doesn't love a cute gift with a fun printable telling them how amazing they are?!  Check out all these fun and free printable DIY teacher appreciation gift ideas.  Simply print the tag, sheet or sticker and you have a great gift for that amazing teacher.


Printable Popcorn Tag from Ezbreezy




Print the earring card or grab the tutorial to make your own earrings too!





Teacher Emergency Kit from Centsable Momma






Refreshing Teacher Gift from Juggling Act Momma




Printable Teacher Tags from Sew Simple Home



Moo-tivating Gift from Mission to Save




Teacher Candle Printable from Down Red Bud Drive
Make sure you know what flavor candle your teacher likes the most



Extra Amazing Gift from Nanny to Mommy




Printable Gift Card Holder from Where the Smiles Have Been
Great printable for any gift card you want to grab



Grape Teacher Printable from Home Crafts by Ali




Herb Gift Printable from Oh My! Creative
Several printables, not just for dill



Teacher Appreciation Gift Card from Thrifty Handmade Days



Thanks a Latte from Life Anchored





Teacher Appreciation Printable from Liz On Call
I think every classroom needs one of these




Helping Me Shine Printable from The Happy Scraps





Keeping Me Sharp from Love the Day





Rubber Band Ball from Tried and True
Everyone could use a bunch of rubber bands and this is such a fun idea.






Target Gift Card Holder from Bitz and Giggles





Candy Holders from Printables Fairy





Pencil Pot from This Ole Mom






Sweet Tea Gift from Mama Cheaps
Perfect gift for upcoming summer months








Sharpie Gift from Hustle Mom Repeat






Teacher Questionnaire Printable from Paper Heart Family






S'more Teacher Printable from Honey, I'm Home





Mani Kit from Keeping It Simple
Just a little way for them to pamper themselves



Thanks for Keeping Me Sharp from Hashtag Blessed





Amazon Gift Card Printable from Crafting In the Rain






Flower Printable from Everyday Savvy





Kind in Kindergarten from Elva M Design
Seriously, LOVE this!!  Have to remember for my kinder teachers



Candy Bar Printables from The Crafty Blog Stalker






Teacher Subway Art from Juggling Act Momma






Rainbow Gift Tags from I Should Be Mopping the Floor





Clorox Gift from Mama Cheaps




Sweetest Teacher from Cathie Filian




DIY Teacher Appreciation Gifts Tutorials
Want something a little more hands on for your favorite teacher?  These DIY teacher appreciation ideas are a great way to show your teacher how much they mean to you.  Take a little time to sew, craft or bake something just for them!


Gift Card Bouquet from Cutesy Crafts
Such a fun way to customize giving gift cards


DIY Candy Bar Wrapper from Organized 31



Teacher Supplies Gift from Smart Fun DIY




Pencil Vase from Atta Girl Says





Covered Notebook from Our Crafty Mom





Apple Hoop Art from I Should Be Mopping the Floor
Could be hung in the classroom or at home



Apple Cupcakes from 4 The Love of Food





Easy Pencil Vase from One Crazy Mom





Student Autographed Sign from Artsy Fartsy Mama
Such a cute keepsake for years to come



DIY Painted Flower Pots from Projects with Kids





Ten Minute Tote Bag from Vicky Meyers Creations




Burlap Planter from Creative Green Living





School Supply Cake from The Craft Patch
Who doesn't love new school supplies?!



Face Vase from Canary Jane





Coffee Cup Gift Card Holder from Weekend Craft




Tea Cup Planters from Housewives of Fredrick County






Apple Tote Bag from Tonya A Staab
Teachers can never have too many bags


Succulent Pots from Pink Fortitude







Apple Keychain from This Crafty Mom




Nail Polish Mug from Strength and Sunshine
These are gorgeous and now one can mistake their mug with yours



Fabric Gift Tags from Life Sew Savory





Teacher Clipboard from Polka Dotted Blue Jay




Chaos Coordinator Bag from Artsy Fartsy Mama





Candy Wreath from One Crazy Mom






Flower Pens from Housewives of Fredrick County




Painted Mason Jars from Keeping It Simple
These are so cute and handy for storing pens, markers and pencils.



Teacher Tumbler from Polka Dotted Blue Jay





Felt Flower Pen Boutique from Cutesy Crafts



Crayon Mason Jars from Weekend Craft



I hope you enjoyed this big list of teacher gift ideas for end of school year, teacher appreciation week or during the holidays.  Just remember to say thank you.  It means a lot.



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