Gifts for Teachers {a little DIY inspiration}

In the final week of my children’s school year, I forgot one vital component – Gifts for Teachers! I don’t know why or how that skipped my mind, but it did. So I took to Pinterest {as per} for some inspiration, popped out to the shops for some bits & got to work. I found some super adorable gift ideas for my children’s teachers, so I thought I’d bundle them into a post to share with you all. 

Smart Cookie Jar

This is a super sweet idea that I came across on Pinterest and I knew it would make the perfect gift for my son’s Primary school Teachers. Each one cost £3 to put together and if you own a printer & laminator at home, well you’re onto a winner. Alternatively, you could just print a tag and skip laminating it, but I thought to do that gave the overall look quite a nice finishing touch.

I picked up the clip lock jar {that so far from what they are actually called by the way!} from a local B&M for £1.99 each and a box of Cadbury cookies for £1.  Of course, you could bake your own cookies, but this Super Busy Mum didn’t have the time for that – so these were shop bought. You can find the “Thanks to you I’m one Smart Cookie” printable tag, here

Gifts for Teachers - A quick, simple & cheap DIY gift for a Teacher. "Thanks to you I'm one smart cookie" printable tag is available on the post too. Pop over & check it out!

Gifts for Teachers - A quick, simple & cheap DIY gift for a Teacher. "Thanks to you I'm one smart cookie" printable tag is available on the post too. Pop over & check it out!

Gifts for Teachers - A quick, simple & cheap DIY gift for a Teacher. "Thanks to you I'm one smart cookie" printable tag is available on the post too. Pop over & check it out!

“Thanks for helping me Grow” Plant pot

This idea {that I also found over on good old Pinterest} is the cutest & I knew it would make the perfect gift for my littlest ladies Preschool Teachers. Again, very cheap – the pots {along with the little ceramic bases} cost £5 {2 x pots & 2 x bases} from the local garden centre. Each Pepper plant cost £2.99.

As for the details, I just painted the rim of the plant pot yellow & added little markings to look like a ruler. You can download & print the “Thanks for helping me grow” tags here

Cute & Simple DIY inspired Gifts for Teachers. Check out the post for more sweet ideas.

Cute & Simple DIY inspired Gifts for Teachers. Check out the post for more sweet ideas.

Cute & Simple DIY inspired Gifts for Teachers. Check out the post for more sweet ideas.

Cute & Simple DIY inspired Gifts for Teachers. Check out the post for more sweet ideas.

Cute & Simple DIY inspired Gifts for Teachers. Check out the post for more sweet ideas.

Cute & Simple DIY inspired Gifts for Teachers. Check out the post for more sweet ideas.

Apple Pencil Jar

This was another very simple DIY Teacher Gift craft to put together. I have loads {perhaps too many!} glass mason style jars in my cupboards so I used one of those for this craft. All you need is a mason jar with a screw top lid. You can get ones that the centre of the lid comes out, or you can cut the hole yourself. I used spray on adhesive to add to the inside of the jar and sprinkled red glitter. You can paint the lid green however green was the only paint I didn’t have in our craft drawer. Typical. I then added a little string with two little apple leaves that I printed off the internet. You can find the apple leaves clipart, here. This cost me £2 to put together, {£2 for 2 packets of pencils}.

Gift for Teacher idea - a cute Apple pencil jar. Very easy to make, why not pop over to the post to see how!

Gift for Teacher idea - a cute Apple pencil jar. Very easy to make, why not pop over to the post to see how!

Gift for Teacher idea - a cute Apple pencil jar. Very easy to make, why not pop over to the post to see how!

Candle Gift

This simple Candle gift was another find on Pinterest. The candle cost me £2.99 from a local B&M store and all I added was this cute “You are Scent-sational” tag and added it to the jar with a little string. 

Gift for Teacher idea - a sweet "You are Scent-sational" candle gift.

Gift for Teacher idea - a sweet "You are Scent-sational" candle gift.

I hope these cheap & cheerful Gifts for Teachers ideas are helpful. They were lots of fun to make and I know they have made my children’s teachers very happy! I have made a Pinnable “Gifts for Teachers” image in case you’d like to pin this post for another time! 

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Cheap & cheerful Gift ideas for Teachers - End of School gift ideas. Click through to the post to see more!

Enjoy your Summer everyone!!

D xx

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4 Comments

  1. 01/07/2017 / 10:38 AM

    I love all of these ideas, especially the ‘Thank you for helping me grow’ pepper plant pots, they’re so different, & useful too. I’m sure their teachers loved them x

    • 01/07/2017 / 11:25 AM

      They are super cute aren’t they, and they really didn’t take long or cost that much to do either. x

  2. 01/07/2017 / 2:49 PM

    These are such cool ideas. Half my family are teachers and they get very bored of chocolates and booze!

    • 04/07/2017 / 10:44 AM

      I can imagine some teachers being {literally} up to their eyeballs in ‘Best Teacher’ mugs and keyrings, etc. lol.

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