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DIY Teacher Gift with FREE Printable

DIY Teacher Gift with FREE Printable

Soooo things have been a little hectic around here lately. We have a couple renovation projects going on and are wrapping up all of our end-of-the-school-year activities…add in Mother’s Day and a few church events, and I’ve pretty much just been a total crazy person. 😀

It wasn’t until the end of last week that I realized I hadn’t put together gifts for Connor’s teachers for the last day of school, so while wracking my brain trying to think of something cute and creative (and probably feeling partially delirious from lack of sleep), I was just like…

COMBINE ALL THE PINS!!!

Really, that’s exactly what I looked like. 😉 I had seen several adorable pins that would make great gifts, so why not just combine them into one super-duper-mega-Pinterest-inspired gift? Let’s do it, shall we?

Coffee Themed Teacher Appreciation Gift with Free Printable

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Supplies

Supplies
  • cellophane bags
  • Sharpies
  • white mugs
  • Hershey’s kisses
  • Starbucks gift cards
  • printable gift tag (provided below)

Design and Bake

Mugs with Writing

I love the DIY birthday plates floating all over Pinterest where you decorate the plate with a sharpie and bake it to set (like this adorableness). I figured that if it could be done with plates it could surely be done with mugs, too, so I decided to go for it.

I had also come across this little tag line idea while perusing the Pinterest boards and thought it would be perfect. After drawing my design on the mugs, I baked them at 350* for 30 minutes so the sharpie wouldn’t wear off or smear.

Fill and Tag

Filled Mugs

I filled the mugs with some Hershey’s kisses and tucked in a Starbucks gift card before wrapping them up in cellophane bags and adding my tag.

Finished Packages

I’m sure you’ve probably seen the “Thanks a ‘latte'” line in pins like this one before! If you want to make your own “Thanks a ‘latte'” teacher gift, feel free to use the printable below!

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[You can also see allllllll 50+ free printables that we offer on the blog in our organized printable library!]

So there you have it: a simple, personalized, totally Pinterest-inspired gift! Not too bad for waiting until the last minute, eh? 😉

Don’t know what to get your teacher for Christmas? Check out 3 creative ideas under $10, also with free printables!

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Are you a “last minute mama”? Or have you had your teacher gifts planned for weeks?

44 Comments

  1. Emily @ My Love for Words says:

    Love it! So cute, and the “Combine all the Pins” was hysterical! Good work, from one last minute mama to another 😉

    1. abbylawson says:

      Lol–thanks! I’m glad I’m not the only last minute mama around here! 🙂 Hope you’re having a great week, Emily!

      ~Abby =)

  2. lindanortje says:

    This is a very cute gift idea! Love it 🙂

    Linda
    With A Blast

    1. abbylawson says:

      Thanks so much, Linda! Have a wonderful Wednesday!

      ~Abby =)

  3. Lauren @ The Thinking Closet says:

    How precious are these?! I lol’d (literally) at the “combine all the pins” meme. Well, you’ve combined them into one epic teacher gift, I must say. As a teacher, I can attest this would be an AWESOME gift to receive. Lovely work, Abby!

    1. abbylawson says:

      Thanks, Lauren! I’m glad it has the teacher stamp of approval! You are my hero for teaching; I taught for a little while before I had kids, and it was the hardest job I’ve ever had! {But fun-hard, most of the time!} Hope you’re having a great week!

      ~Abby =)

    1. abbylawson says:

      Thanks, Emily! Hope you’re having a wonderful week!

      ~Abby =)

  4. Such a sweet gift idea! My kids only have a few weeks left of school and I’ve been thinking of inexpensive ideas. Your post came at the perfect time. Thank you for sharing.

    1. abbylawson says:

      Thanks, Brandi! I don’t know about you, but I feel like this school year flew by so quickly! I can’t believe things are winding down already! Hope you’re having a great week. Thanks for stopping by!

      ~Abby =)

    1. abbylawson says:

      Thanks so much for the invite! Have a great week!

      ~Abby =)

  5. Chelsea @ two twenty one says:

    Adorable idea! And lucky teachers! 🙂

    1. abbylawson says:

      Thanks, Chelsea! I’m so glad you stopped by! Have a great week!

      ~Abby =)

  6. Melissa @ Keep Calm and Decorate says:

    Such a cute and thoughtful idea! I hope you are having a great week. 🙂

    1. abbylawson says:

      Thank you, Melissa! Hope you’re having a great week as well!

      ~Abby =)

  7. What a great idea for a fast easy personalized gift, fit for so many occasions.

    1. abbylawson says:

      Thanks so much, Pamela! Hope you’re having a great week!

      ~Abby =)

  8. rebecca @ older and wisor says:

    The teacher wouldn’t even care what’s inside – those cello bags are FABULOUS! No sign that it was a last minute effort at all 🙂

    1. abbylawson says:

      Thanks, Rebecca! I’m glad it’s not too obvious! 😉 Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

      ~Abby =)

    1. abbylawson says:

      I just popped over to your blog to look and I LOVE yours! As a former teacher, I know she will appreciate that your daughter made it herself! Sometimes I am too type-A and should let go and let my kids do more stuff like that… so good for you!!! Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

      ~Abby =)

    1. abbylawson says:

      Thanks so much, Jeni! Hope you’re having a great weekend!

      ~Abby =)

  9. I love this! 2 questions: where did you get the cellophane bags? And how did you make this label? I know you have a tutorial on your blog but am not sure how to create this design. I am sure I’ll have a “duh” moment after your explaination.

    Thanks, and keep up the good work!

    1. abbylawson says:

      Thanks, Angela! The cellophane bags are from the dollar store. I got them about a year ago, so I’m not sure if they’re still out there or not. This label was actually made at picmonkey.com, a photo editing site. If you visit picmonkey and have questions about anything, let me know! I’d be happy to walk you through it. Hope you’re having a wonderful Monday!

      ~Abby =)

  10. Christine says:

    What a great gift!! LOVE the printable!!! I want a cup like that too!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer… From Dream To Reality! I can’t wait to see what you link up tomorrow evening!

    1. abbylawson says:

      Thanks, Christine! “See” you tomorrow at your place! 😉

      ~Abby =)

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  12. Jessi @ Practically Functional says:

    This is super fun, I’m sure they loved the gifts! In case you didn’t see it earlier, I featured this on my blog today! I’m stopping by to pin it, and to let you know you can grab a Featured button if you don’t already have one! https://practicallyfunctional.net/2013/05/7-creative-ideas/

    1. abbylawson says:

      Ahhh!! I’m so excited! Thank you so much, Jessi! You totally made my day! Popping over to grab a button now!

      ~Abby =)

  13. Love the idea!! Where did you get the mugs?

    1. abbylawson says:

      Thanks, Abby! {Great name, btw! ;)} The mugs are from Target, Threshold brand, I believe. Thank you for visiting the blog! Have a great week!

      ~Abby =)

  14. I’ve done this before with Sharpies and the colored sections have never dried (we are going on 1 full year since i baked them) What did you do to keep the colors from fading during baking and keeping the bright colors on once done. Thanks.

    1. abbylawson says:

      Hmmm…I definitely didn’t use any special sharpies or anything. My best guess would be that the types of mugs we used may have been different? I got these at Target, and I believe they’re Threshold brand. The finish was more matte rather than the glossy you see on some mugs, so that may have helped. Sorry I don’t have a secret trick to reveal! Thanks so much for visiting the blog, Kathy! Have a wonderful weekend!

      ~Abby =)

      1. AHHHHH mine were glossy that may make all the difference. THANK YOU!!!

        1. abbylawson says:

          Yay! So glad we may have figured it out! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

          ~Abby =)

  15. These are adorable! They are the only “thanks a latte” tags that I’ve seen that specifically say “teacher.” Love them!! I was wondering if you have an editable download so I could change teacher to “OT” and “speech therapist” also. Both my boys have autism and we have A LOT of people to thank! LOL, thanks again!!

    1. abbylawson says:

      Thank you so much, Keri! I emailed you–let me know if you have any questions! Have a wonderful weekend!

      ~Abby =)

      1. Thanks so much Abby!! I really appreciate it so much!!
        God bless!!

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