We’ll show you how to tap into your passion for making all kinds of fun and inventive creations in our “Get Crafty” series. 

Help the kids start the school year off the right way and get to the head of the class by surprising their teacher with a creative gift straight from the heart. All four of these ideas are simple to recreate, so enlist the help of your little students for the perfect activity to get them excited for the first day of school.

Pair these unique DIY teacher gifts with an apple-themed treat, and they will be well on their way to becoming teacher’s pet.

Creative and cool DIY teacher gifts

Personalize a mini easel

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Add a touch of artistic flair to their work space with this simple and unique DIY mini art easel from Skip to my Lou. Add your own message to the easel or stick to writing out their name for a cool desk decoration. The best part? They can erase the message and fill it in with their own well words or wisdom for a gift they’ll love showing off for the entire school year.

Pair flowers with a DIY pencil vase

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Sharpen their work space with a vase adorned in #2 pencils with this craft idea from Cincy Shopper. Using simply a vase, pencils, and a rubber band, you can create a gift that’ll add a fun and festive touch to the whole classroom.

Create a flower pen bouquet

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Put a floral twist on the teacher’s writing instruments with these DIY flower pens from HGTV. Make a few and toss them into a pot or small vase for a bouquet that will wow without ever wilting!

Fill this terra cotta apple mug with sweets

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Turn an ordinary terra cotta pot into a reusable apple-shaped storage container filled with sweets. This DIY gift, brought to us by Inspiration Made Simple, is one they’ll want to hold on to and show off during their next visit to the teacher’s lounge!

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