m&m printable gift tag

For my younger kids teacher gifts this year we made up some printable m&m gift tags to attach to a package of m&m candies.  We also attached with the tags some coupons for a Free Meal to one of our favorite food places…Cafe Rio.  We wanted to give each teacher something simple but useful that would let them know how much we appreciated them this year.

fathers-day-gift

We also wanted it to be something that they might enjoy receiving and practically everyone we know around here loves Cafe Rio.  These printable gift tags are great because they can work for almost ANY occasion.  Use them for a simple Father’s Day Gift, Mother’s Day Gift or Birthday Gift.  You could also use them if someone around you needs a little cheering up or a little note so they know someone is thinking about them.

m&m-gift

You don’t even have to attach a gift card to them if you don’t want to.  If someone showed up at my front door or dropped a fun little surprise in my mailbox (like chocolate), I know that it would really brighten up my day.  The kids and I want to do some fun little surprise drop offs of these to their friends this summer and we are looking forward to our secret little surprises!  It is such a simple way to spread sunshine to those around you.

teacher-appreciation

Want to print some of these out for yourself to give as gifts?

To download a copy of the m&m Printable Gift Tags click on the link below and then select Previous Downloads:

{m&m Printable Gift Tags}

*If you are not a fan of The Idea Room on Facebook, you will need to click like first and become a fan. After you become a fan you will need to click on “Get your free gift” on the Idea Room FB page and then click on “Idea Room Downloads”.

gift-idea

But the more important matter of the day is…peanut or plain m&m’s?  Which one do you prefer?

mothers-day-printables



Teacher Gift

Earlier, I shared this simple Teachers Gift idea over at Skip To My Lou and I totally forgot to share it here for you if you missed it.

teacher-appreciation

I purchased a really inexpensive clay flower pot.  You can find these almost anywhere.  I just picked mine up at the local nursery where I also picked up this sweet Gerber Daisy.  Then you are going to paint your pot.  I used a Chalkboard Spray Paint from Rustoleum.  It works so great and is so easy to use.  Just tape off the area of the pot you do not want painted with the chalkboard spray paint.  I used painter’s tape and some newspaper.  Once you have it all taped off and sealed spray that baby!  One or two coats works just fine and then let it dry.

teacher-gift 9

After the paint has dried, if you want to add another color like gold…tape off the chalkboard painted area and cover with newspaper so that the gold spray paint does not get on it.  Then spray on some fun color!  I chose to do the rim of mine gold.  Let it dry and remove the tape.

teacher-gift 10

Then plant your flower into the pot and add this cute little teacher tag.  I simply printed it out and glued it onto some black card stock.  Then to get it to stand in the plant, I taped it to a wooden craft toothpick.  This seriously does not get any easier.  Then write the teacher’s name on the pot or an inspirational word!

teacher-gift-idea

If you would like to print out the tag that I used, you can print that out here by clicking on the link below:

{Teacher Appreciation Gift Tag}

gifts-for-teacher

I also like to give our teachers a little gift card so they can use it for a night out to dinner or a movie. I figure they deserve a nice treat after all their hard work for the year. Good teachers are irreplaceable!

terracotta-pot

 

If you like this teacher gift idea you might be interested in a similar one that uses succulents.  You can see that post here:  Teacher Gifts–Succulent Planter

teacher-gift



Teacher Gifts Round Up

Teacher-Gifts-Roundup

It is that time of year again…time to start thinking about the end of the school year and the awesome lazy days of summer. Do you get your children’s teachers a farewell gift? We always do, but like to keep it simple and useful. Here are some great ideas that you can use and personalize to your own needs. Throw in a nice gift card and I think any teacher would be happy to receive it.

Tea Bag Gift Jar from Life Created found on PB&J Stories

Sharpie Teacher Gift from Design. Wash. Rinse. Repeat.

Flips Teacher Gift from Simply This and That

 

One Smart Cookie Gift from Sweet Metel Moments

Simply The Best Teacher Gift from The Fickle Pickle

 

Thanks a latte Teacher Gift from Longing For Home

 

Pop Quiz Teacher Gift from Tammy Mitchell Designs

 

Highlighter Teacher Gift from Love The Day

 

Soap Teacher Gift Idea from Skip To My Lou

Teacher Succulent Gift from The Idea Room

Teacher Appreciation Gift from Love The Day

Donut Teacher Gift from Confetti Sunshine

Mint Teacher Gifts from The Celebration Shoppe

Berry Sweet Teacher Gift from Giggles Galore

Stuck with you Teacher Gift from The Celebration Shoppe

teacher-gift

Soap Teacher Gift from Phit and Phat

teacher-gifts

Fingernail Polish Teachers Gift from Gone Like Rainbows

teacher-gift-idea

Extra Special Teacher Gift from Sweet Metel Moments

Tote-ally-awesome-teacher-gift-idea

Tote-ally Awesome Teacher Gift from Skip To My Lou



Teacher Gifts–—Stamp Sets

I shared this tutorial on Skip to My Lou as a guest poster a few years ago and totally forgot to share it on my own site.  Ha! So I figured it was better late than never.  Here is a simple and sweet Teacher Gifts for Teacher Appreciation Week or for the end of the school year.  I also love to tuck in a gift card to the teachers favorite restaurant or to the local movie theater so they can have a little reward for all of their hard work.  Being a former teacher myself, I totally get how hard teachers really do work!

teacher-appreciation-gift 

I was trying to wrack my brain to think of something different and unique…not sure I achieved it, but I did come up with something that I think is cute and still practical for a teacher…a STAMP set!  Teachers grade and go through so much paperwork that I thought it would be fun to give them something they could use.  The stamps could be anything from a smiley face, keep up the good work, or you could even order them a customized stamp with their name.   

Since I have five kids, I have to be a bit more frugal about my teacher gifts and sometimes I feel like I am limited in what I can get a teacher that will still be nice…ya know?  I just happened upon several BRAND NEW stamps the other day while I was browsing the thrift store for 50 cents each.  I know…score!  But you can buy stamps at the dollar stores or craft stores for fairly inexpensively especially if you go with a coupon.

stamp teacher gift 7

Then I took a craft box that was made out of Basswood.  I forgot to take a picture of it while it was still in the wrapper and before I had covered it with decorative paper…but alas…I forgot.  So I dug the wrapper out of the garbage {you’re welcome} and snapped a picture of it so you would know what to look for if you are interested in making one similar to mine…I’m nice like that :)!

stamp teacher gift

First I painted the inside of the box with an antique white acrylic craft paint.  Then I simply covered the box with scrapbook paper when the paint had dried.  I cut into the edges {corners} of the box with scissors so that the paper would wrap around the box nicely.  I pasted it onto the box with a couple of layers Mod Podge on bottom and the top of the paper and let it dry completely between coats.

teacher-gifts

Then I purchased a brand new stamping ink pad and placed it inside the box.  I was happy to see that the ink pad and stamps fit pretty nicely inside.

simple-teacher-gift

Inside the box lid I had typed up a little saying and attached it. 

It says…”Thanks for being such a great teacher.  You have earned our STAMP of approval!”

Then below it you could add your child’s name and year or leave it blank.  I also thought it would be fun to add the teacher’s last name to the top of the box so she could keep in out on her desk to look at it.  I also thought it was a fun way to personalize it.  I simply printed out her last name letters onto some white cardstock and stuck them onto the box with some glue dots.

  stamp teacher gift 6    

That’s all there is too it.  A quick and easy project that your kid’s teacher will hopefully enjoy and get some good use out of it!



Contributors

our sponsors: