I have been a school nerd for as long as I can remember. I loved school growing up, loved school in high school and loved it more than I probably should have in college. Lucky for me, I now get to work in a school also, fulfilling my school nerdiness.
After working alongside some really amazing teachers and now experiencing more outstanding teachers through my girls, I have a newfound love and respect for them. It really can be a thankless job, so today I have a few projects that will be sure to lift their spirits and a great way to say “Thank You”. And as a school staff member I can tell you that these small tokens of appreciation really go a long way and are truly taken to heart!
Who doesn’t love chocolate? I feel like you can’t go wrong with some small treats in a cute mason jar! This was very simple to make and really just entailed decorating the top of the jar and tying a ribbon and tag under the lid. I’ve never made a shaped card before this or without my Silhouette, but this one was super easy to make as well. Just a rectangle, 2 angled cuts then using overlapping papers to create a pencil look.
This gift can not only be useful to your favorite teacher(s), but is also repurposed (double yay!). This is just a very old school Crate Paper chipboard container, but you can use any other container that is about 6-8” high. I covered it with paper and a border, punched out some circles, then placed a letter for that person/teacher on the front. Again, super easy and simple and a great way for teachers to store pencils, etc.
I created another one for my other daughter in brighter colors:
Teachers are always reading or at least holding their place in various books for lectures/discussions/etc. I created these for my daughters for bookmarks, but they can easily be adapted for a teacher as a gift, using their favorite colors or other pretty papers you think they would like.
While looking around Pinterest I found some really great projects that can be made simply for teacher appreciation gifts. Lots of ideas for this year’s gifts for my girls’ teachers!
This is just genius and perfect for a classroom door:
The eighteen 25 blog always has great teacher appreciation goodies as well!