INSIDE: DIY easy school teacher appreciation gift with thank you note idea for students.
So, I’m big on thank you notes. Does that make me old school? My mom would make us write thank you notes before we could play with the gift. Painful as a kid but the habit has stuck.
Fast forward a handful of years later and I find myself arm twisting my own daughter to write a sweet and short note to her 2nd grade teacher as we quickly wrap up the school year.
An appreciative note is a “latte” better in a DIY school teacher coffee mug, don’t you think?
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easy school teacher gift with Thank you note
If you child is cooperative and eager to put their thoughts about their teacher into a couple of sentences, this is easily an A+ project. Mine wasn’t quite excited about this extra credit work!
Remove the paper liner from the travel mug and lay it flat.
Apply strips of the ruler tape to the paper inlay. Trim the access ruler tape.
Cut an iconic teacher’s red apple out of cardstock.
Don’t want to sketch one out? Print this FREE template instead.
This took a little arm twisting (go figure my daughter didn’t want to sit down and “work” on mom’s crafty project right after school!) but have your kiddo write their teacher a Thank You for Teaching Me note on a piece of lined paper or an index card.
Glue the Thank You note and the cardstock apple onto the paper inlay.
Re-insert into the travel coffee mug.
diy teacher thank you gift
Fill the travel coffee mug with an assortment of instant coffees or teas your teacher may like best. Or, gift with pretty cut flowers and attach the lid with a pretty ribbon bow.
How do you thank your child’s teacher at the end of the school year?
Let me know in the comments.
Other Teacher Appreciation Ideas You May Enjoy:
- Use wooden rulers to make Teacher Appreciation Picture Frames
- Make teacher gift baskets from tin cans and fill with school supplies
- Create a $5 Valentine’s Day teacher survival basket