DIY $5 Valentine’s Day Gift for Teachers

Make a teacher Valentine's Day gift for only $5Valentine’s Day is great, don’t you think? It’s refreshing to focus on a holiday that’s a little more simple and truly all about L-O-V-E. And all the chocolate goodies don’t hurt its cause!

We love our teachers and they do an amazing job for our kiddos (hello, patience I only wish I had!). So for this Valentine’s Day, I am creating a super affordable $5 Valentine’s Day gift for teachers. Since our school has a no-food-from-home policy, I opted for a Valentine’s Survival Kit theme instead of sweet treats. More chocolate-y goodies for me, I guess!

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DIY Valentine’s Day gift for teachers

Whenever I visit my fave store (hint: it has a red bulleye’s logo), I always hit up the dollar bins first. And that’s where I found these small red metal pails. Taking another stroll through the dollar travel cosmetic section, I easily put together a cute ‘survival-ish’ themed DIY Valentine’s Day gift for teachers.
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Trace heart onto metal pail

Digging through my bin of miscellaneous Valentine’s Day decor, I grabbed a large foam heart sticker to use as a template. I traced it onto the pail with a pencil.
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Using pink and purple acrylic craft paints, I painted the heart and added some polka dots. (I have a thing for polka dots. Love ’em!) Once dry, I added some acrylic glitter. Just ’cause.
Friendly Tip: Use the end of a paint brush to make perfectly round dots.

Make a $5 Valentine's Day Gift for your Teacher
On the backside of the pail, I painted the words “Love to teach”.

Fill the valentine’s day teacher gift pails

Insert some cellophane paper or tissue paper into the metal pail. Fill with your goodies.
Make a $5 Valentine's Day Gift for your Teacher

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18 thoughts on “DIY $5 Valentine’s Day Gift for Teachers

  1. Leslie says:

    Those are so adorable! I love that you went with a “survival’ theme. We’re finally back at a school where homemade goodies are requested. The no-homemade rules are so tough! (Even though I totally get it) Thanks for sharing this at the #happynowlinkup!

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