Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas DIY – 7 Easy Things to Sew for Teachers

Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas DIY – 7 Easy Things to Sew for Teachers

FREE TUTORIAL: How to Sew Key Fobs

FREE TUTORIAL: How to Sew Key Fobs

Learn how easy it is to sew your own Key Fobs. Step-by-step Instructions and video tutorial. Great gifts or things to sew and sell

How to sew lip balm holders

Tired of searching for your lip balm? Make this…

If you’re tired of searching your bags for your lip balm this easy lip balm holder sewing pattern should be your project. 🎥 Video tutorial & written directions – great for fabric scraps, gifts to sew and things to sew and sell

How to sew a luggage handle wrap

How to Sew a Cute Luggage Handle Wrap in 10 minutes

These fabric luggage handle wraps are so fast and easy you might not be able to stop making them. Great sewing for beginners project.

How to sew an eyeglass or sunglass case

How to Make a Padded Glasses Case – Sunglasses Case Pattern

How to Sew a Sunglass Case in 15 minutes – video tutorial and free glasses case sewing pattern are great sewing for beginners, gifts & more.

Easy coasters from fabric scraps

Easy Fabric Coasters to Sew in a Snap

The Easiest Way to Sew Beautiful Coasters – video tutorial. Great sewing for beginners, project to sew with kids or things to sew and sell. Learn how to sew fabric coasters that are cute and easy!

How to sew a mug rug

The Easy Way to Sew a Mug Rug – Sewing for Beginners

Beginner’s sewing project: How to sew mug rug, or an oversized coaster. Step-by-step and video tutorial using the Quilt as you Go method featuring Tara Reed’s Happy at Home fabric from Riley Blake Designs

How to sew simple drawstring bags

How to Sew a Cute and Simple Drawstring Bag from Fabric Scraps

Learn how to sew simple drawstring bags from fabric scraps in 10 minutes or less – great for gift bags, storage bags and more. Video tutorial features Happy at Home fabric by Tara Reed for Riley Blake Designs.


👉🏻 Teacher Appreciation Gift: Dollar Tree Potholders and Cut Files for Cricut
👉🏻 83 Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas

Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas

Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas

83 Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas

Looking for ways to let a teacher know how much you appreciate them? I’ve gathered 83 ideas for the Holidays, End of School or anything you want to say “thank you!”

Click the photo or the text links in the list below.

Because there are so many ideas I’ve put them in categories – click the links to jump to the one you want!



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Teacher Appreciation Ideas to make with Cricut or Silhouette Machines

If you have a Cricut or Silhouette or Scan N Cut machine there are so many amazing things you can make for teachers!  Use HTV (Heat Transfer Vinyl) to decorate tote bags, make a teacher shirt, water bottle, zipper bag and more.

Permanent adhesive is ideal to decorate clipboards, coffee mugs, water bottles, plant pots, storage containers…

If you have a surface there is probably a way to add a message for your favorite teacher. 

Here are 34 ideas and links to designs that work with Cricut and more. Many can be used as printables as well so be sure to look at the file types included and decide what will work for your favorite way of crafting.

Custom teacher quote clipboards are a fast, easy, and inexpensive way to show your teacher that they’re extra special! From Happiness is Homemade

Teachers can always use more tote bags! Create teacher appreciation gifts by decorating bags for them to carry all their supplies to and from class! 12 Teacher Tote Bag designs included – some have space to add a teacher’s name.

12 Teacher Keychain sayings for 2″ and 3″ round acrylic keychains. Great for teacher appreciation gifts!

Create sweet gifts for teachers by decorating pot holders or oven mitts then adding cookie or baking mixes and supplies! Video tutorial and links to buy

Teacher Life – 9 funny teacher sayings for all the things!

teacher love svg

This free love teacher appreciation SVG will help you craft a special gift for a teacher, aide, volunteer, or school administrator. From Ruffles and Rain Boots

Round Teacher frames to add to a round monogram. Alphabet not included 

6 Student Teacher sayings to print or use with Cricut or Silhouette.

Bundle of 9 Pre-K Teacher designs for Cricut, Silhouette and crafting.

Looking for designs for teachers for crafting? This svg and cut file bundle of 8 designs is for middle school, high school and any other teacher of teens!

A sweet and thoughtful gift idea, a DIY coffee mug for teachers with the phrase “thank you for helping me grow” to show how much you appreciate their hard work and dedication. From Sustain my Craft Habit

7 designs for Music Teachers

Looking for Dance Teacher designs for crafting? This bundle of 6 designs is for you!

Know a teacher whose energy source is sweet tea? This bundle of 7 design will be perfect.

Teacher Water Intake Bottle Tracker – keep those teachers hydrated!

Bundle of 8 Funny Teacher Truths

Looking for a Christian teacher design for Christmas for crafting? This svg and cut file design is for you!

This Quote Cup and tag are great for the end of the year or when a child is moving on to a new teacher. From Happiness is Homemade

Set of 8 Teacher Puns for Cricut, Silhouette and other crafts. If a teacher can’t appreciate puns who can?

Want to personalize face masks for teachers or anyone who works in a school? This set of 20 svg and cut files for crafting is for you!

Create sweet gifts for teachers by decorating baking bowls then adding cookie or baking mixes and supplies!

Set of 4 Teacher sayings to remind everyone they are teachers – not babysitters!

Thank you for helping me grow SVG is perfect for cutting vinyl decal and adding to a pot plant as a thank you for your child’s teacher. From Little Halo J

Don’t forget the Daycare Teacher! Set of 9 designs for shirts, bags and more.

9 Kindergarten Teacher SVG and Crafting files

Set of 9 designs for Preschool Teachers 

7 designs for the Art Teacher in your life

Phys Ed Teacher – 6 designs just for them!

This bundle of 3 Ballet Teacher designs is great for gifts – shirts, tote bags, mugs and more!

7 designs for a Retired Teacher or teacher retirement party.

Whether the teacher you are appreciating drinks SODA or POP – this svg and cut file bundle has you covered!

Don’t Do Anything you don’t want to explain to your Teacher – great for teachers with a sense of humor!

Are you a tutor, a teacher who tutors or looking to create something special for a tutor? 8 designs for tutors

Soaps and Scrubs that make great Teacher Appreciation gifts

Finding something meaningful and that a teacher WILL USE can be tricky!  But soaps and scrubs are a great way for them to wind down and relax after a long day or week in the classroom!

Here are 8 ideas from creative women just like you!

This easy DIY coffee scrub makes a great homemade gift and leaves your skin feeling soft! From This Mama Cooks

Help a teacher treat their skin and soul with a DIY Glowing Unicorn Sugar Scrub that’s sure to make their inner unicorn glow. From Surf and Sunshine

DIY matcha soap is simple and easy to make, full of skin-loving antioxidants, and makes a fantastic handmade gift. From Country Hill Cottage

You won’t believe how easy it is to whip up a batch of this lavender vanilla soap recipe. From Ottawa Mommy Club

Homemade peppermint bath salts are easy to make and the presentation is so pretty, teachers will love them. From Crafts by Amanda

These Rose Petal Bath Bombs don’t have an overpowering rose smell and will leave your skin feeling soft and silky. A great self-care gift for teacher.From Ottawa Mommy Club

The skincare tutorial comes with tips for using and storing homemade body scrub, plus free printable sugar scrub labels for gift giving. From Country Hill Cottage

Make these DIY Bath Bombs for a Relaxing, Cold Busting Soak. From Surf and Sunshine

Food Gifts for Teachers

Teachers need to eat too so why not give them a tasty treat? Here are 19 ideas from sweet to Paleo, non-dairy, gluten free and everything in between!

This Mason Jar Snack Gift for Teachers is Done in Just Minutes. From Ruffles & Rain Boots

Smooth, creamy chocolate homemade 3 ingredient fudge recipe with the sweet and fruity taste of raspberries! From Dizzy, Busy and Hungry

Make fortune cookies with custom messages inside. From Nikki at Tikkido

This shortbread cookie recipe is directly from Scotland. From Christina’s Cucina

These healthy Paleo candied pecans are the perfect combination of sweet, savory, and crunchy! Plus they only take minutes to make! From The Soccer Mom Blog

These simple apple themed gifts are budget friendly and only take a few minutes! from The Vivacious Life

Easy small-batch chocolate chip cookie recipe you can have these ready from bowl to table in just about 30-minutes! From Scrambled Chefs

There are only 2 measly grams of sugar in each Decadent Dark Chocolate Earl Grey Truffle so you have no excuse not to make them. From Wicked Spatula

This is such a cute and easy goodie to make with the kids this holiday – they will be so proud to give their teacher a gift they helped make! From Ottawa Mommy Club

For the perfect food gift for loved ones, try out this easy and sweet, fudgy chocolate mug cake. From In the Kitch

S’More Snack Mix teacher gift with free printable tag from Hunny I’m Home DIY

Paleo Chocolate Cranberry Biscotti cookies – delicious dunked into a steaming cup of coffee. From Dizzy, Busy and Hungry

Pecan pie bars – easy to whip up, and a few simple ingredients can result in the most irresistible dessert you’ve ever tasted! From Scrambled Chefs

These Dairy & Gluten Free Chocolate Covered Pretzels are the perfect combination of sweet and salty to delight your taste buds — without the unhealthy ingredients in many pre-packaged snacks! From The Soccer Mom Blog

Oreo Peppermint Bark with just 3 ingredients and a few minutes to make! From Coastal Wandering

Delicious, elegant shortbread cookies made with real coffee and dipped in white chocolate. From Dizzy, Busy and Hungry

Homemade gifts are a fun way to share the love and this Mason Jar Hot Cocoa Bomb teacher Gift set is an easy way to do just that! From Mommy Musings

This delicious caramel popcorn is made without corn syrup and baked for maximum crunch and flavor. From Keep Calm and Eat Ice Cream

Give the gift of delicious cookies that’ll last long after the tins of crumbled shortbread have gone stale. From In the Kitch

Printables and Misc. Craft Gifts for Teachers

From apple themed wreaths to garden stepping stones or quick and easy printables – here are 20 more ideas for teacher appreciation gift giving.

crayon wreath

This DIY crayon wreath is a fun project for you and your kids to do together – it’s also an awesome back to school gift idea for teachers! From Dollar Crafter

With a few supplies and some free time, you can make a unique bookmark for teacher. From Colorful Craft Corner

These cute little potted plant makes a great teacher’s appreciation gift to remind teachers how amazing they are. Includes 4 different designs to say a BIG “Thank You”! From Mindy Makes

Make a memory box from the school year for a teacher appreciation gift. From Crafts and Printables

Printable color-in gift boxes for gift cards, small treats and more. From Printables Fairy

DIY Mason Jar Pencil Holder is the perfect back to school craft or teacher appreciation gift. From Drugstore Divas

Give teachers a reusable coffee mug (everyone loves coffee right?). To make it easy, I have even made a printable thank you gift tag to go with it. From Reuse Grow Enjoy

Easy to make Pressed Flower Bookmarks and make the perfect gift for teachers and book lovers! From Lil Tigers

This Teacher Appreciation Apple Wreath will make a fun gift. From Albion Gould

dollar crafter teacher shirt

Make a Tie Dye Sublimation shirt for a teacher gift. From Dollar Crafter

Put some leftover scrap wood to use to make adorable DIY decorative wood block apples. From Sustain My Craft Habit

Easy DIY marbled nail polish mugs make the perfect homemade gift! A simple craft done in a few minutes that looks like it took hours of work! From Strength and Sunshine

Help your kids show their gratitude to their teacher with these cute Free Printable Teacher Appreciation Thank You Notes. Kids will love filling these printable pages. From Maple Planners

Last minute and quick teacher appreciation gifts from Organized 31

DIY TEACHER GIFT WALL ART – from Simplify Create Inspire

If you are looking for a budget-friendly teachers gift, be sure to check out this free printable water bottle label. From Reuse Grow Enjoy

Learn about the different types of DIY (do it yourself) garden stepping stone molds, the materials you need, and the step-by-step instructions to make easy DIY garden stepping stones. From Fluxing Well

Make a darling garden-themed gift basket for Teacher Appreciation Week, full seed packets, garden tools, ceramic garden mushrooms, all in a flower covered container.From Nikki at Tikkido

Quick and easy Teacher gift basket. From Albion Gould

This ladybug teacher thank you card is a super cute project kids can make (or help make) themselves, with a surprise photo inside. From The Soccer Mom Blog

First Day of School Teacher gifts

While most of the gifts in this post could be for the first, last or any day with a teacher, here are two that are specifically designed for the First Day of School.

DIY Dry erase marker gift is a great way to say “thanks” and let teachers know you appreciate them from the start. From On my Kids Plate

Grab the free printable and tie it around your mason jar and you’ll have a cute and sweet gift to give your favorite teachers. From Mommy Made That

If you try any of these leave a comment and let me know how they turned out or tag me if you post them on social media. 

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Happy Crafting and hats off to teachers everywhere!

Tara Reed

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