DIY Back-to-School Gifts for Teachers

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Posted on 08/13/2014

Start the school year at the head of the class by giving your child's new teacher a back-to-school gift. These adorable DIY gifts for teachers prove you don't have to spend extra cash to earn a little extra credit.

Have a Bright School Year
For a bright idea head to TheTomKatStudio.com. Print off a free tag that says "have a bright school year." Attach to a pack of brightly colored highlighters for an easy and thoughtful gift. After all, teachers are going to need a whole bunch of highlighters to get through the school year.


Apples and Dip
Everyone knows teachers love apples. Instead of just giving your favorite educator a bag of Granny Smiths, put a little effort into making a batch of caramel apple dip. Kraftrecipes.com says it will only take ten minutes and three ingredients. Package it in a glass jar for a special gift.


Back-to-School Mason Jars
Give your child's teacher a cute place to store pencils, markers or even flowers with a painted mason jar. Check out MasonJarCraftsLove.com for an adorable idea utilizing paint and glass jars. You'll end up with a set of three.


Let's Start the Year Off Write
Notebooks and pencils become a cute gift with the help of WhipperBerry.com. The free printable says "Let's start the year off write!" Attach it with ribbon and if you really want to make the grade include a gift card to help pay for classroom supplies.


Back to the Grind
Teachers may need a little help switching from their summer schedule to early morning classes. Package up a bunch of Starbucks Via packets in fun coffee cup with an encouraging note to help them get back to the grind. It may not be enough to ensure straight As, but at least it's worth a little extra credit.


By Alison Storm


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