Teachers are amazing, aren’t they? I always get so emotional thinking about how much teachers do for their students and how hard they work. They really are such docile, caring, hard workers, and I don’t know of another profession where your heart has to be poured into it so deeply.
When it comes to showing my child’s teacher appreciation during Teacher Appreciation Week or the end of the school year, I always try to think “outside the box” and give them something that is handmade, and meaningful.
I’ve given this gift to almost all of the teachers at the end of the school year because it’s an easy-to-make teacher appreciation gift, AND it’s so cute and special! The teachers always comment about how colorful and cheery it looks on their desk, plus they like the gumballs to chew on during the day.
Today, I will show you how to make your very own teacher appreciation gift that your child could help you with! It’s easy, low cost, and oh so cute!
This is one DIY project that is fun to make and will make your child’s teacher so happy!
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When I first saw this Teacher Appreciation Gift over at CrystalandComp, I knew that I had to make one for M’s teachers too! It’s just too cute and super easy!
Teacher Appreciation Gift
- Clean Mason Jars
- 1 bag of gum balls
- Colored Twine
- Hot Glue Gun
- Tags (Free printable below)
- Print free printable tags below.
- Cut out the tags using decorative-edge scissors (pictured above) if you have them. If not, regular scissors work just fine. If you want decorative edge scissors, you can get them here. I use them for lots of things!
- Hot glue your tags to the front of the mason jar *To be done by an adult only*. I found that hot glue held the tags on the best.
- Pour in the gum balls.
- Use multi colored twine to tie a bow around the lid.
Voila! That’s it! We gave these to my son’s teacher’s last year and they absolutely loved them! They are so bright, colorful, and unique!
What do you like to get your child’s teacher at the end of the year?
Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom says
This is such a sweet and easy idea! I love it! The coloured twine is gorgeous – I’ve never seen that before.
Thanks for sharing and for linking up to the #SHINEbloghop. I hope you can stop by and link up again tomorrow.
Wishing you a lovely evening.
Bethany @ The Southern Couture says
This is adorable! I love this gift and saying. It’s so creative and clever. Thank you for sharing at Motivational Monday Link Party. I can’t wait to see what you share this Sunday night.
Bethany from The Southern Couture
Such a great idea! thank you for linking up to the #pinitarty