INSIDE: How to create a DIY teacher appreciation gift using inexpensive photo frames and rulers.
Teachers rule! As a [frazzled] mom to three, I’m not sure how our teachers can calmly and patiently manage a class of 20-something when I’m often run ragged by my trio. So whenever I can show my daughter’s teachers how much they are greatly appreciated, I’m all over it.
As the school year comes to a rapid close, I want to gift these special teachers with a small but creative token of their daily hard work…and to keep them in our good graces for my two active boys who’ll be entering their classrooms shortly! Yikes.
So, I created an end of year Teacher Appreciation Gift that shows them how much they “rule”!
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DIY teacher appreciation gift
Show your teachers how much they “rule” in four easy steps!
Bonus: Have your child write a note or draw a picture to include within the frame.
Supplies (to make one frame):
– Picture frame (simple and inexpensive)
– 4 x wooden rulers
– Craft glue (this is my favorite)
– Cardstock (or scrapbook stickers like these)
– Foam adhesive squares (if using cardstock)
– Lined notebook paper (optional)
how to make an easy homemade teacher gift
Step No. 1:
Measure the ruler against the size of picture frame you are using. Cut rulers accordingly.
Friendly Note: I was able to cut these rulers using my regular ole all purpose scissors. No special sharp tools needed. Yay!
Step No. 2:
Glue the rulers onto the frame. You may need to weigh it down with some soup cans or use clamps to hold in place.
Step No. 3:
If so desired, create some simple teacher graphics using the templates below and some cardstock. They were adhered with some foam adhesive squares for a 3D look.
If not feeling that crafty, use scrapbook stickers instead. It’s all about the thought, right?!
Step No. 4:
Insert a sheet of lined notebook paper inside the frame. Have your child write their teacher a Thank You or draw a picture!
another teacher thank you gift idea
Fellow blogger, Mistie from Homespun Engineer, has a another great DIY Teacher Gift. She came up with a very personalized and clever teacher gift!