Hurray for teachers! I love celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week but I love to celebrate teachers all year long too! Here are a few ideas for crafty thank you gifts for teachers and staff members.
You were MINT to ShineIn this goody bag, staff members get a hand full of mints and a key chain flashlight. They are placed in a clear treat bag and tied off with some curly ribbon. (MSTA is the Missouri State Teacher's Association. If you teach in Missouri, please check out this fabulous organization!)
Microwave popcorn looks fun and fabulous. The red polka dot paper is scrapbooking paper cut to wrap around the entire pack of popcorn. I added the tag (Yes, I know it's corny!) and the gold piece of popcorn. The popcorn was made with glitter foam sheets from Walmart or a craft store. They are inexpensive and you can make quite a few with one sheet.The tag says "Just wanted to POP in to say... We know it may seem a little CORNY and we're really not trying to BUTTER you up, but you are a very important part of our school! Thanks for every KERNEL of wisdom you impart!
Float into a New Year Charged Up!
This was a fun craft to make! We ordered custom USB car chargers from Elite Promotions. We poked them into a section of pool noodle that had been cut to be about 2-3 inches tall. The tag was tied onto the pool noodle with curly ribbon. These were pretty unusual and were received quite well.
You Have to Glow
This simple gift would be fun around Halloween or perhaps a school spirit week. This little tag is holding a glow stick. They are inexpensive and fun and add just the right mood to a silly, schedule-gone-crazy kind of day.
You're the BALM!
You've seen the lip balms that come as spheres. Love them! They are so handy and they make great craft gifts! I took the lid off and traced it on the tag and then cut it out and put the bottom of the lip balm through it and the top lid on top. When I screwed the lid back on, it attached the balm to the paper without any kind of adhesive. You can find these in most discount stores, drug stores and dollar stores.
If you'd like some more crafty ideas for gift giving, you might enjoy this Pinterest Board.