With a little help, kids can make a pencil holder for their teachers that is sure to brighten their day. You can find the tutorial for this inexpensive gift here.
A tote bag is a pretty and practical gift... and extra fun if you add a "Have a 'tote'ally awesome summer!" gift tag. You can download the tag for free here.
Every teacher uses pens, and these DIY flower pens are sure to brighten his/her day. You can find the step-by-step tutorial for making them here.
This DIY candy bouquet is made from dollar store supplies and is filled with chocolatey goodness. (This is a great alternative to flowers if your kids have a male teacher.) You can find the step by step instructions for this tasty gift here.
Flowers are always a cheerful gift, but they are even nicer when you add a clever tag that says, "I couldn't have picked a better teacher!" You can download this cute tag (for free) here.
A child's drawing is always a special gift. My son used a sharpie to draw a picture of him and his teacher onto a canvas bag. I then stitched over the design to make it permanent. Using fabric markers instead of the sharpie and stitching would be a fantastic (and easier) alternative.
Aren't these DIY teacher gifts adorable? They make meaningful end of year teacher gifts, but they would work other times of year too. Do you have a favorite teacher gift to give or receive? I'm always looking for new ideas.
Gina Bell (aka East Coast Mommy)