As excited as they are for the break, my kids are really going to miss the amazing teachers they had this year. Since many teachers dip into their own pockets for supplies, I thought a little kit of classroom/desk essentials would be a helpful Teacher Gift.
Since making this Earring Caddy, I've been obsessed with all the uses for these type of organizers. And this one, intended for beads, is only $2 at Michaels!
As an added accent, I first looped a ribbon around the lid, securing it in place with glue dots.
Then covered the top with decorative paper. This paper is double-sided, so it looks cute when the lid is open, too.
You could go hog-wild decorating the lid, but I prefer to keep things simple. And of course everything is cuter with a monogram...so I glued little chip letters to the corner.
The lid snaps closed on it's own, so the bow is just decoration.
Then comes the fun part...filling the little compartments with colorful office supplies. (Note to self: Use clear tape on the lid next time!)
These compartments aren't adjustable, so I had to get creative. I did cut one of the dividers out to make room for the hand sanitizer. Babygirl's teacher loves chocolate, so I threw some Kisses in, along with a cute pair of earrings. I consider chocolate and jewelry to be essentials!
|All supplies from Target, and earrings from World Market.|
Bright, cheery and useful...not to mention easy...that's the formula for a perfect gift!
What are you gifting your teachers with this school year? It doesn't have to be big, crafty or expensive...just something that lets them know they are appreciated. Do we have any readers that are teachers? Share in the comments your favorite things to receive!
Here are a few other Teacher Gift ideas: