DIY Teacher Appreciation Gifts
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March is National Craft Month which means it’s a great time to craft (but then isn’t every month a great time to craft?). When Wayfair offered me the opportunity to redo the first craft I ever posted on my blog, I jumped up and down and squealed, “Yes!” I enjoy looking back at old pictures and old crafts just as much as I enjoy crafting (even when the old photos are a bit embarrassing). I took my first craft post and expanded on it to include more ideas for DIY Teacher Appreciation Gifts that you can make in minutes or at the last minute.
With three children, I’ve made my share of teacher appreciation gifts over the years. At our current school, we’re given a list of our teachers’ favorite items, including their favorite candy bars. My very first craft post back in May 2012 was for Teacher Appreciation Gift…What in the world do you get a male teacher as a gift?
My son and I made this personalized sleeve for his teacher’s favorite candy bar. My son’s teacher enjoyed that my third grade son had made the gift specially for him (and the candy bar was a hit, too).
In preparation for teacher appreciation week in May, I had fun with this craft redux. I’m still just as charmed with the new version of this easy teacher appreciate gift as I was with the original. This year we’re also making thank you gifts for the music teacher and gym teacher, too.
You can make these DIY teacher apprecition gifts with supplies you have at home and a quick trip to the store for candy bars. Look for large, flat candy bars to make it easier to make the decorated candy bar sleeve. Look through your stash of decorative paper, paper scraps and stickers to see what supplies you have that you can use.
DIY Teacher Appreciation Gifts
Candy Bar – look for a large, flat candy bar
Coordinating Solid Colored Paper
Scissors or Paper Cutter
Double Stick Tape
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I downloaded this free sheet music image from The Knick of Time and printed it out on cream card stock paper. When I saw this candy bar called “Symphony” I knew it was perfect for our music teacher appreciation gift.
Cut the base paper the width of the candy bar and long enough to wrap around the candy bar. Use your fingers to crease the paper around the edges of the candy bar. Use the double stick tape to seal this paper sleeve.
Decorate the candy bar sleeve and have your child write a thank you message to the teacher.
You imagination is the only limit to the personalized DIY teacher appreciation gifts you can make for every teacher that works with your child.
How about a sport themed teacher appreciation gift for the gym teacher or team coach?
Join me and Wayfair in celebrating National Craft Month by making DIY Teacher Appreciation Gifts for the special teachers in your and your child’s life.
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What a fun and clever idea! These all look fantastic, but I think my favorite is the blackboard 🙂
Thanks, Emily. The chalkboard one is my favorite, too. 🙂
This is a great idea. I need to make some for me grandkids!!
Thanks, Rebecca. They’re very easy to make and always a hit.
I love the sheet music idea! I’m borrowing that idea for my daughter’s piano teacher. 😉
Thanks, Corinne. Have fun crafting (it’s really a quick project, I promise).
Those are adorable!! I’m going to borrow the music one for my son’s piano teacher! 🙂
Thank you, Jamie. We were happy with the way they turned out. Hope your music teacher enjoys the gift.