Cute & Useful DIY Crayon Candy Dish Teacher Gift Idea

Looking for a cute DIY teacher gift idea that's useful too? Check out this adorable crayon candy dish tutorial!

Looking for an easy and useful DIY teacher gift idea that will make a great first impression when your child heads back to school? This Crayon Candy Dish is adorable and practical! Teachers can use it for small school supplies or little rewards in the classroom, or at home for candy or jewelry. I love giving appreciation gifts teachers can use in more than one way, especially for the start of the year. If you want to go the extra mile, you can fill this with little things like erasers, paper clips and other small items. Of course, you could also fill it with candy. I avoid giving food as gifts, though, because you never know if the teacher has allergies or dietary restrictions. I’d feel bad if I gave her a bunch of chocolate only to find out she couldn’t enjoy it!

Let’s check out how easy it is to make this adorable DIY teacher gift idea, shall we? You probably already have some of the supplies on hand. The rest you can find at the Dollar Store.

Related: 7 Great DIY Teacher Gift Ideas for Back to School

DIY Teacher Gift Idea: Crayon Candy Dish

Items Needed:

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Directions:

1. Begin by dumping your crayons out and choosing the color order you will want for your dish.

2. Next, spray paint the inside of your dish red or whatever color you like. We used red because it really pops, but you can go with any color.

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3. Let dry.

4. After the glue gun has heated up, put a stripe of glue on the crayon and place it on the side of the dish.

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5. Repeat this until you have made it all the way around the dish.

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6. You may end up with the crayons not ending perfectly, that’s ok. Cut a crayon and glue it into the leftover spot as good as possible.

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7. Next, make a medium sized bow and a smaller bow out of the burlap by pinching the squares in the middle and tying it with your string.

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8. Glue the larger bow over the spot that didn’t end smoothly on the dish.

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9. Glue the smaller bowl right below it.

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That’s it! You have a fun gift ready to give!

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DIY Crayon Candy Dish teacher gift

  • Red Spray Paint
  • Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • 1 Pack 48 Crayons
  • 2 Small Squares of Burlap
  • 2 Pieces of String
  • Mini Trifle Dish
  1. Begin by dumping your crayons out and choosing the color order you will want for your dish.
  2. Next, begin by spray painting the inside of your dish red or whatever color you like.
  3. Let dry.
  4. After the glue gun has heated up, put a stripe of glue on the crayon and place it on the side of
  5. the dish.
  6. Repeat this until you have made it all the way around the dish.
  7. You may end up with the crayons not ending perfectly, that’s ok. Cut a crayon and glue it into
  8. the leftover spot as good as possible.
  9. Next, make a medium sized bow and a smaller bow out of the burlap by pinching the squares in
  10. the middle and tying it with your string.
  11. Glue the larger bow over the spot that didn’t end smoothly on the dish.
  12. Glue the smaller bowl right below it.

Since it’s made of glass, you’ll want to wrap it really well when you send it along with your child on the first day of school. You can wrap it up in any leftover bubble wrap you have around the house. Newspapers work too. Looking for more cute teacher appreciation gift ideas? Check out 5 World’s Best Teacher’s Gifts That Won’t Get Thrown Away or these Top 10 Teachers Appreciation Gift Ideas!

Do you have a favorite DIY teacher gift idea? Share in the comments!

37 thoughts on “Cute & Useful DIY Crayon Candy Dish Teacher Gift Idea”

  1. This is such a cute and easy DIY! Perfect back to school gift for teachers. Thanks for sharing your tutorial with us at Merry Monday this week!

  2. Great idea! We don’t typically give gifts to the teacher at the beginning of the year but this would be perfect for Christmas or at the end of the year for sure!

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  3. Such a wonderful gift idea. Back to School is always going to be so much fun and this is a great DIY teacher gift to start the school in a great way. Simple yet creative and so easy to do as well!

  4. love it and all ready have an idea of how we may use something like this My son has a wedding coming up and well, we will be creating these for the childrens table. Love it

  5. Love the idea! It’s perfect for teachers and it’s nice to be able to give them something for all the hard work that they do. you can use other materials for this too, which makes it versatile and awesome!

  6. The candy dish is adorable. I did something similar on little buckets and filled each with supplies-scissors, glue sticks, etc

  7. That’s such a cute idea! I’m sure teachers will appreciate it a lot. Aside from the crayons, you have other options as well which makes this DIY very versatile.

  8. This would look lovely on a teacher’s desk. I can’t believe it is that easy to make. I will share this post with my cousins. They have young children in school and their teachers would definitely appreciate getting candy crayon dish.

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