INSIDE: How to use tin cans for DIY easy teacher gift baskets. Re-purpose tin cans for school supplies, pencil holders, flower vases.
Raise 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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How to Use Tin Cans for Fun, Easy Teacher Gifts
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.
How to Make Cute Back to School Teacher Gifts
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.
Wrap the scrapbook paper around the can.
You will want to overlap it slightly at the back. Secure the paper with craft glue.
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”
Fill with school supplies, flowers or even sweet treats for your child’s teacher.
Other Teacher-School Projects You May Enjoy:
- Use a dollar store photo frame to make a teacher appreciation gift
- “My Teacher Is Super” fill-in-the-blank printable for kids
- DIY teacher survival kit + free printable tags
- First Day/Last Day of school reusable chalkboard for photos
- Fun germ-free lunch box notes
- 5-minute personalized backpack tag