7 Great DIY Teacher Gift Ideas for Back to School

These 7 Great DIY Teacher Gifts are a perfect way to make your kids teachers know how important they are this fall.

These 7 Great DIY Teacher Gifts are a perfect way to make your kids teachers know how important they are this fall. Back to school means new teachers for your kids. There is no better time to show them how much you value their hard work than at the beginning of the school year. Set a great standard by letting your kids help you make these fun and simple crafts that make perfect low cost gifts for their teachers.

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Great DIY Teacher Gifts

We love this simple candle gift from Family Fun Journal. This is a simple printable card you can attach to any candle that says, “Here’s To A Scentsational Year!”. It is the perfect little gift you can pick up for just $1-$2 and make personal with this printed note card.

Crystal & Company made a super simple gum ball treat. A basic mason jar, some inexpensive gum balls and this super cute printable are a great gift that will help a teacher feel appreciated while giving them a special treat. This printable says, “Thanks For Chewsing To Teach Us!” and is a perfect way to celebrate the dedication of your kids teachers.


This is such a great useful DIY teacher gift shared by Simple Thrifty! Grab a simple bucket and school supplies at your local dollar store and create a fun supply basket to help your teacher have everything they need on hand. For a bit of an extra boost, you can add some candy and gift cards to this basket.

Summer Scraps brings another perfect printable that is a great easy to assemble DIY teacher gift everyone will love. Bake or buy some cookies. Add this printable note that says, “Thanks for making us SMART cookies!” and add to the tin or box of cookies. A yummy an fun treat any teacher would love seeing show up on their desk this year.

Another great idea from Crystal & Company is this simple printable to add to the ingredients for S’Mores. It says, “We Wish There Were S’More Great Teachers Like You!”. What a fun way to give your teacher a treat of chocolate while keeping your gift budget low!

These are great DIY teacher gifts that are perfect for back to school, holiday gifts or teacher appreciation days. You can create one or send all of them to your kids teachers this year. Not only are they fun and unique, they are semi-homemade taking some of the burden off you.

Do you have any favorite DIY teacher gifts? Tell us about them in the comments!


19 thoughts on “7 Great DIY Teacher Gift Ideas for Back to School”

  1. We love making little care packages of items she can keep all year in the desk-mints, paper clips, gum, post its, advil, etc..

  2. So cute for back to school!
    I normally give the teachers something when we are done at the end of the year but haven’t thought of doing one at the beginning of the school year.
    Love the “smart cookie” idea 🙂

  3. These are so clever! I keep a list of the funny stories my daughter tells during the year and put them in a small journal for her teacher. It’s a great way to look back on the year. 🙂

  4. These are all great DIY low budget gift ideas for the teachers. I love the jar of gum drops and the smores idea which is so sweet. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Some schools heard doesn’t allow students giving gifts to their teachers. It just sends the wrong message as a kid and earning the favor of the teacher is a petty form of bribery. But overall i think its a nice gesture to do.

  6. I normally just DIY my kids’ teachers gifts. It’s cheaper and it’s also fun to do. Thanks for the ideas!

  7. Rocio Chavez (@yoursassyself)

    So cool for BTS – totally sets the mood for the child/teacher/parent relationship. Thanks for sharing!

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