A “Pick-Me-Up” in a Jar (Teacher Gift with FREE Printables!)

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I am so excited to be participating in the Craft Lightning Teacher Appreciation challenge today with Country Chic Cottage and 30 Minute Crafts!

These lovely ladies challenged us to create a sweet teacher appreciation gift that can be made in under 15 minutes. I always love seeing cute gifts in a mason jar, so I came up with one of my own, and I’m giving you all the printables you need to make one for your kids’ teachers too!

Teacher Appreciation Gift in a Mason Jar

Here’s what you’ll need:

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  • Chocolate
  • Instant Coffee (or other fun pick-me-up treats of your choice)
  • Mason Jars (I found mine at the Target Dollar Spot.)
  • Printable Tags & Note (provided below)
  • Hole Punch
  • Ribbon or Twine

So this was the easiest thing ever to assemble. I created a little printable with some simple questions I could ask Connor about his teachers. (He just turned 5 and has three teachers this year, so I kept it short!)

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{Click here to download FREE printable!}

[Psssstttt… Did you know that we have 50+ free printables on the blog?! See them all in our organized free printable library!]

I printed it out, asked him the questions, and filled in his answers. Then I had him sign it  and make a little doodle at the bottom of each one. While he was doodling, I printed out some tags I had whipped up, cut them out, and had him sign those too.

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Oh and you can have the tags, too, if you’d like!

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{Click here to download free printable!}

Once everything was filled out, I folded up the “Why I Love My Teacher” page and put it in the jar along with a couple coffee packets and chocolate squares. Then I punched a hole in the tag, attached it to the jar with some baker’s twine, and I was done! I promised easy, right? 😉

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Simple, cute, and even personalized! Not too bad for a 15 minute craft!

Have you made any quick and simple crafts lately?

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  1. Angie @ CCC says:

    What a great gift in a jar!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thank you, Angie! And thanks so much for organizing– it has been fun!

      ~Abby =)

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  3. JaneEllen says:

    Hi there what a fantastic idea for a pick me up in a jar. I love those jars, did you get them recently? Hope so, I want some, little different look, so cute. You picked some great things to put in your jar. Thanks so much for free printables to make our own. You are, as always, a super duper blogger person.
    Dollar tree had some cute little jars Monday when we were in there. I had to spend some of my gift card. I have to go back to buy some of them. Nope I didn’t buy any at the time as I was afraid I’d already spent too much but have over half balance left yet. What fun. Hope all is very well with you/family. Happy spring days

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Yes! I got them at the Target Dollar Spot recently, so hopefully they still have them! Thanks so much for the Dollar Tree tip– I’ll have to go check them out! Have a great weekend!

      ~Abby =)

  4. Love this! Might have to make a second one to keep in the craft room… just for me! 😉

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Oooh I love that idea! I know I need a pick-me-up sometimes too! Thanks so much for organizing such a fun tour, Carolina! Have a wonderful week!

      ~Abby =)

  5. Renee Beaucage says:

    What a nice idea! My kids attend a French Catholic school so I would have to make my own in French but it certainly makes the old wheels turn. Aren’t those mason jars great?! I have two clear ones and two blue ones. I have my washi tape in the clear ones and I’m still waiting for the perfect item to store in the blue ones. Now I want to head over to Target and buy more! 😛

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Oooh you need to teach me to speak French! It always sounds so pretty! Loving the mason jars, too! I may need to get more as well! 🙂

      ~Abby =)

      1. Certainement! C’est mon plaisir! (Certainly, it’s my pleasure).

  6. This is one of the best Teacher Appreciation gifts that I have seen. We love supplies, tea, chocolate, and coffee!

    Thank you for sharing this!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Awwwww, thank you, Jennifer! You are the sweetest! I’m glad it is “teacher approved”! Have a great week!

      ~Abby =)

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  9. great idea to add the personalized note! that will be perfect for my son in kinder

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