Homemade Gift Ideas for Teachers

How to Make Teacher Gifts and Crafts

Why not craft a special, homemade gift for your favorite teacher? These gift ideas are perfect to give at the end of the school year, when the school year starts or during the holiday season. You can also make a card or gift tag and use these creative gift wrapping ideas for the perfect finishing touch.

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    Printable Certificates for Teachers
    Printable Certificates for Teachers.

    Download one or more of these unique certificates to give to a special teacher.

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    School Days Beaded Safety Pins

    School Days Beaded Safety Pins
    School Days Beaded Safety Pins.

    Learn how you can make a collection of fun pins to give as a gift to all of your teachers.

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    Colorful Hall Passes

    Colorful Hall Passes Craft
    Colorful Hall Passes.

    Learn how to use craft foam to craft fun hall passes you can give as back-to-school a gift to your teacher. You can make one for every destination.

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    Apple For My Teacher Card

    Apple For My Teacher Card
    Apple For My Teacher Card.

    Instead of an actual apple, this fancy card will be appreciated by any teacher.

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    Teacher Thank You Card Craft
    Teacher Thank You Card.

    This card sends a special message using Smartie and Dum-Dum brand candies.

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    Teachers Help Kids Grow

    Teachers Help Kids Grow Craft
    Teachers Help Kids Grow.

    Follow these instructions and you can make a nice handprint t-shirt, canvas bag or picture to give to a special teacher!

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    Back-to-School Calendar

    Back-to-School Calendar
    Back-to-School Calendar.

    Watch this great video and learn how you can craft a helpful calendar for your favorite teachers.

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    Teacher's Survival Kit

    Teacher's Survival Kit
    Teacher's Survival Kit.

    Learn how to make a unique gift for a favorite teacher using a collection of small items and this printable tag or label.

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    School Fun Paper Crafts

    School Fun Paper Crafts
    School Fun Paper Crafts.

    These paper crafts are fun to make and give to a teacher or to use as decorations.

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    Chalkboard Clipboard Craft
    Chalkboard Clipboard Craft.

    If your teacher likes to use a clipboard, follow these directions to make a custom one using chalkboard paint.

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    Apple Magnet Craft
    Apple Magnet Craft.

    This homemade magnet is a fun alternative to giving your teacher a real apple and it would make a nice classroom decoration.

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    Beaded Pen Wraps
    Beaded Pen Wraps.

    Use these instructions and to dress up an ordinary pen using beads and wire.

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    Candy Plant Craft
    Candy Plant.

    Make your teacher a tasty plant that she can keep on her desk.

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    Clay Pot Apple

    Clay Pot Apple
    Clay Pot Apple.

    This tutorial explains how you can make an apple for your teacher using a clay pot and saucer. You can even fill it with treats or classroom supplies.

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    Chalkboard Cupboard Door

    Chalkboard Cupboard Door Craft
    Chalkboard Cupboard Door Craft.

    Learn how you can craft a miniature chalkboard to give to a special teacher.

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    Crayon Rock Paperweight

    Crayon Rock Paperweight
    Crayon Rock Paperweight.

    Learn how you can make a paperweight out of a rock and coloring crayons.

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    Decoupaged Desk Organizer

    Decoupaged Desk Organizer
    Decoupaged Desk Organizer.

    Learn how you can use an egg carton and decoupage techniques to make an organizer your teacher can use to hold small school supplies.

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    Good Morning Magnet

    Good Morning Magnet
    Good Morning Magnet.

    Learn how to make a magnet that will help your teacher start her day in a good mood.

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    Homemade Message Board
    Homemade Message Board.

    You can use your school colors to make a miniature bulletin board your teacher can use to hold pictures and classroom notes.

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    Monogrammed Tote Bag
    Monogrammed Tote Bag.

    Use these instructions to make a personalized book bag for your favorite teacher.

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    Paper Bag Apple

    Paper Bag Apple
    Paper Bag Apple.

    Can you believe this little apple is made out of a paper bag? Make this magnet into a magnet or brooch for your teacher.

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    Personalized Clothespin Magnet

    Personalized Clothespin Magnet
    Personalized Clothespin Magnet.

    You can make your teacher several of these cute magnets to hold school work and other important papers.

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    Personalized Handprint Canvas Bag

    Personalized Handprint Canvas Bag
    Personalized Handprint Canvas Bag.

    Decorate a canvas bag using handprints. This is a fun activity an entire class of kids can do together.

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    Pieces Together Plaque

    Pieces Together Plaque
    Pieces Together Plaque.

    Learn how to make this meaningful plaque using puzzle pieces and you can share a special message with your teacher.

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    Recycled Desk Set

    Recycled Desk Set
    Recycled Desk Set.

    Recycle a variety of household containers into functional desk organizers for your teacher.

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    Tin Can Pencil Holder

    Tin Can Pencil Holder
    Tin Can Pencil Holder.

    Learn how to use decoupage techniques to make a simple pencil holder you can give as a gift.

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    This gift is similar to the teacher's survival kit, except you fill a bowl with treats each day of the week.

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    Teacher Candle Craft

    Here's how you can decorate a plain candle to give to a special teacher.

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    Here are some suggestions for making a special book for a teacher.