Quick and Easy Teacher Gifts Using Tin Cans

INSIDE: Easy teacher gift baskets using tin cans for school year teacher gifts.

Back to School Teacher Gifts using Tin CansRaise your hand if you’re ready to send those kids that you love, love, love so much back to school?! Summer has been fun and busy and memory-filled but it’s time. Time to hand them lovingly over to those amazing teachers for seven hours a day!

And this is why I want to gift these great teachers with a small token of appreciation (like this teacher frame using dollar store supplies) as we kick-off a new school year.

Learn how I used a variety of tin cans to create a trio of quick and easy teacher gifts as we [read: mommy] excitedly waits for the First Day of School!

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DIY teacher gifts from tin cans

Save those tin cans and easily transform them into a cute and colorful teacher catch-all. Also works great  for organizing school supplies at home.

– Tin cans (any size)
Scrapbook paper
– Craft glue (this is my favorite glue)
– Small scrapbook letters/numbers stickers (how fun are these miniature stickers?)
School supplies (pencils, rulers, glue) and/or flowers

Step No. 1:
Measure the height of the can. Cut the scrapbook paper accordingly. You can choose to cover the rim of the can (as I did) or leave it exposed as a cool metal border.
Teacher Gifts for Back to School
Step No. 2:
Wrap the scrapbook paper around the can. You will want to overlap it slightly at the back. Secure  the paper with craft glue.
Teacher Gifts for Back to School

Step No. 3:
Add decorative elements to each can depending on the iconic school design chosen. Here are some ideas:

Apple: Add stem, leaf and bookworm
Pencil: Add eraser and “No. 2” symbol
Ruler: Add numbers, lines and “School Rules”
Teacher Gifts for Back to School
Step No. 3:
Fill with school supplies, flowers or even sweet treats for your child’s teacher.
Teacher Gifts for Back to School

Here’s to a Happy School Year!!

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20 thoughts on “Quick and Easy Teacher Gifts Using Tin Cans

  1. Janice | MostlyBlogging says:

    Hi Victoria,
    Congratulations on 45 social shares of your post on Pinterest! I blog about how to get traffic from Pinterest often. I actually have a social media book coming out soon. Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting on my “rollercoaster of emotions” post.

  2. Laurie says:

    Cute, cute, cute! Love these and how simple they are. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Snickerdoodle! Pinned and tweeted to share.

  3. Carol ("Mimi") says:

    On behalf of teachers everywhere, I want to say “thank you” for being so kind and supportive for your children’s teachers. I’m retired from a career as an educator, and I was always touched by even the smallest gifts from students and parents. It meant to much for me to know that they were thinking of me. Best wishes to your family for a successful 2017-18 school year.
    Carol (“Mimi”) from Home with Mimi

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