May 8 – 12, 2017 is Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week! Our teachers do so much for our kids, why not give them a small ‘thank you’ gift?! And just in case you need some teacher gift ideas, I’ve gathered 10 of my favorite simple DIY Teacher Gift Ideas from various Merry Monday Link Parties that will surely show how much you appreciate them. 

10 DIY Teacher Gift Ideas

Simple DIY Teacher Gift Ideas

Teacher Gift IdeaTeacher Appreciation Day Gift {FREE Printable} via Growing Up Gabel ( PIN IT)

Not all teachers will eat baked or homemade goods (allergies or preferences), but most teachers can eat fresh fruit! And this idea of gifting oranges with an orange peeler via Camille at Growing Up Gabel is brilliant! She even created a FREE printable card too!

Teacher Gift IdeaTOE-tally Terrific Teacher Gifts via Avas Alphabet (PIN IT)

Okay, can I say that I love this gift basket idea for myself?! Seriously, I love nail polish and if you have a teacher that love to paint her nails, she’ll love this gift idea via Avas Alphabet blog. Oh, and this post has a few other fun teacher gift idea too.

“Mani thanks” teacher gift tag via Lolly Jane (PIN IT)

Don’t want to put together a manicure basket, try this simple manicure idea from Lolly Jane. Just print out their FREE printable, attach a nail polish with a salon gift card, and you’re done!DIY Teacher Gift IdeasDIY Planter Teacher Gift Ideas + Free Printable Tag via The Turquoise Home (PIN IT)

Plants are a great gift for anyone. Laura at The Turquoise Home shows us how to make a mini mason jar succulent planter and a painted terracotta pot planter with FREE Printable tag! 

Flower pot pensFlower Pot Pen Holder via FrugElegance (PIN IT)

Teachers always need pens. Why not create a cute flower pot pen holder, so the pens will always find their way back to her desk!

Inspire Pencil HolderDIY Wooden Pencil Holder via Cherished Bliss (PIN IT)

Here’s another way to help the teacher keep her school supplies in one place. Make her a DIY Wooden Pencil Holder! This one is super cute and you only need a few supplies to create it!

Refreshing Teacher Gift Idea via Juggling Act Mama (PIN IT)

Teachers can get parched talking all day, so this water bottle filled with flavor water packets and candy is a great DIY teacher gift idea. It will help keep him/her hydrated and can be used all year long! There’s also a free printable and links to a few other great teacher gift ideas!

Thanks a LatteThanks A Latte – Free Printable via Typically Simple (PIN IT) 

Want a super simple gift idea and don’t have time to craft? Buy a chocolate bar, coffee gift card, and print out the FREE Thanks a Latte gift card at Typically Simple.

String Art Signs for Teacher via My Busy Beehives (PIN IT)

If you feel a little ambitious, try making this fun string art with your teacher’s name (it’s actually really simple to make). I think this would be such a pretty wall art for any classroom. Full instructions can be found on My Busy Beehives.

DIY Teacher Gift Ideas

Teacher Appreciation Printable Tags via Uncommon Designs (PIN IT)

This DIY teacher gift idea only requires a printer and everything else can be store bought. Just find a super cute tote bag, fill it with magazines, gift cards, flip flops, or whatever else you can think of. Then, just print out the FREE teacher appreciation printable tag from Uncommon Designs and attach it to the tote!

Find more DIY Teacher Gift Ideas on my DIY: Teacher Appreciation Gifts Pinterest Board


Merry Monday Link Party #153

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Erlene My Pinterventures     Kim Made In A Day     Amanda ⋅ The Kolb Corner

Shirley ⋅ Intelligent Domestications     Emily Two Purple Couches

Chelc ⋅ Inside The Fox Den     Sara ⋅ Twelve on Main     Marie ⋅ DIY Adulation

Megan · C’mon Get Crafty     Kimberly · A Wonderful Thought


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Round-up themes for party #153

Each host will be choosing 8-10 posts from this week’s party for a themed feature round-up on next week’s Merry Monday party. What we’re looking for this week:

  • DIY projects – patio/outdoor projects
  • Spring Ideas – crafts/recipes/home decor
  • Mother’s Day & Graduation ideas/projects
  • Recipe focus

Now, show us your latest recipes, crafts, DIY projects, home decor ideas, home tips, and anything you created! 

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