21 DIY Teacher Gifts They Will Love

Teachers help teach your child so much each day, display patience in a room full of chaos and help shape them to become successful in life. Give them a gift to show your appreciation and let them know you don’t overlook all the hard work they put in each day. Below are some great diy teacher gifts they will love.


1.  Tea Tumblers

Tea Tumblers 

Lisa Storm shares a great teacher gift. You take a tumbler, fill with flavored drink packs or tea like she did, write a message and you have a wonderful and affordable gift. See more here.

2. Mini Garden DIY Project

Mini Garden DIY Project 

36th Avenue created a gift that can be admired all year round. Add some color to a glass jar and transform it into a vase for a great gift for a teacher. Learn to make your own.

3. Monogram Crayon Frames 

Monogram Crayon Frames 

At Creative Mommas, You can take a frame, add colorful paper and crayons to make a one-of-a-kind gift for the teacher. Use their first or last initial for a perfect display piece for their room. Check out how to make one.

4. Light In My Life Lanterns 

Light In My Life Lanterns 

The Crafting Chicks have a free printable you can print to attach with some pretty string for a perfect gift to say thanks for all they do. A simple gift but so meaningful. Grab the free printable here.

5. Mani-Pedi Pamper Gift 

Mani-Pedi Pamper Gift 

Eighteen 25 shares a gift that will pamper your teacher in a fun way. Print off the free printable they made letting the teacher know how awesome they are. Head over here to do this gift.

6. Pencil Glitter Mason Jars 

 Pencil Glitter Mason Jars 

Crystal at A Pumpkin and A Princess did a great craft that doesn’t take a ton of time but is a very unique and clever gift. I like the idea of using this as a pencil holder on your teacher’s desk. See how to make one.

7. The Highlight of My Year Craft 

 The Highlight of My Year Craft 

Love the Day adds a clever printable that you can grab for free to attach to some highlighters to make a perfect highlight of my year gift. Budget-friendly and special. Check it out here.

8. Hand Soap With Printable Teacher’s Gift

 Hand Soap With Printable Teacher's Gift 

Eighteen 25 has another wonderful diy gift for teachers. It is a hand soap that you attach a “Hands Down” printable too. I love the clever idea they have, and it turned out so well. Make your own today.

9. Coffee Gift Idea for Teachers 

Coffee Gift Idea for Teachers 

If you know your teacher enjoys their java, Eighteen 25 is back again with another unique teachers gift. Give a gift with a coffee sleeve and a gift card. Print out the printable for this diy here.

10. Colorful Ruler Pencil Holder Teachers Gift 

Colorful Ruler Pencil Holder Teachers Gift 

Make shares how they cut down rulers to fit around the jar for a teacher inspired pencil holder. Then added a splash of color to the bottom to dress it up even more. Check out how to make one.

11. Pencil Flower Vase for Teacher Appreciation 

Pencil Flower Vase for Teacher Appreciation 

Pick some flowers from your garden or buy a bouquet and put in this pencil flower vase that the Crafty Housewife made. A very simple and easy craft that fits the teaching style. Learn to make your own here.

12. Relaxing Gift For Teachers Cup

Relaxing Gift For Teachers Cup

LandeeLu came up with this great idea to let a teacher relax a little after the school year comes to an end or even in the beginning of the school year. I like all the goodies she placed in the fun cup. Check it out here.

13. Chill Pill Container Teacher’s Gift Idea 

 Chill Pill Container Teacher's Gift Idea 

Cook Craft Love has a very simple but tasty gift idea. Take a jar add a fun printable label and add in some candies for them to be “chill pills” for the teacher. Head over here for the printable.

14. Teacher Bookmark DIY Gift

 Teacher Bookmark DIY Gift 

Who doesn’t love to read when you are a teacher? Positively Splendid has a free printable bookmark that you can print off and give as a gift to a teacher or even the librarian to thank them. Go here to print.

15. Oven Mitt Teacher’s Gift 

 Oven Mitt Teacher's Gift 

Eighteen 25 is back again with one more awesome gift. Ad-mitt you are a sweet teacher. Inside the mitt it has goodies to treat your teacher too. See how they made this here.

16. Popcorn Style Appreciation Gift 

Popcorn Style Appreciation Gift 

Skip To My Lou wants to thank the teacher for making them feel like a star. And stars have lots of movie style treats and they created a fun box full of goodies. A very exciting gift to give, to brighten their day. Check it out here.

17. Nail Polish Teachers Appreciation Gift 

 Nail Polish Teachers Appreciation Gift 


I would file you “hence nail file, and nails” is the idea behind She’s Kinda Crafty created. A gift set of nail polish and other pampering items with a printable that you can print for free. Head over and learn how to make one for that special teacher in your life.

18. Succulent Teacher Gift Idea 

Succulent Teacher Gift Idea 

The Ideas Room had a great gift idea for teachers. We all know they help kids learn and grow and this is a perfect gift to really showcase that. Check it out here.

19. Small Planter Thank You, Gift To Teacher 

Small Planter Thank You Gift To Teacher 

Interiors By Sarah Langtry also has another great plant idea where they wrap burlap and write a note as a simple but kind gesture to give to a teacher. See how they made it.

20. Teacher Goodie Box Gift 

Teacher Goodie Box Gift 

A Pumpkin and A Princess grabbed a little gift box, stuck on a printable and added tasty cookies inside for a very classic gift. I like the whole idea behind it. See how she made it and grab the printable.

21. Altoid Mint Gift Card Thank You Container 

Altoid Mint Gift Card Thank You Container 

Craftaholics Anonymous took their old Altoid box and gave it a new purpose. Add some paper and a note to make it look like a gift tin, inside place a gift card. Learn to make your own.

Those are a few of the ideas I found on the internet to help inspire you to create a gift to say thank you to the teacher who is helping shape your child’s future!

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