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Teacher Appreciation Gardening Gift Idea Plus Printable

by Jennifer Wieland
Teacher Appreciation Gardening Gift Idea Plus Printable

Teacher appreciation is next week. That means it’s time to get creative and find fun and unique ways to show your kid’s teacher(s) how much you appreciate everything they have done throughout the year. I know a lot of teachers who like to garden. In fact one of our local schools has a garden that some of the teachers and staff volunteer in. I thought what would be a fun teacher appreciation gardening gift idea? Why, a garden tool and some special seed packets of course!

What I really love about this idea is that not only is it a gift that would be used and appreciated by a gardening teacher but it’s also VERY budget friendly. Seed packets are cheap and found at all kinds of stores in the spring. Gardening tools are actually a great dollar store find I love. 

Teacher Appreciation Gardening Gift Idea Plus Printable


Seed packets

printer paper

tape or glue

whole punch


gardening tools or gloves


Print the seed packet printable and cut out the envelopes on the black lines. 

Teacher Appreciation Gardening Gift Idea Plus Printable

Once the envelopes are cut out, take a seed packet and fold down about 1/2″ at the top. Tape to hold in place. turn one of the cut out envelopes over and place a seed packet on the back side.

Teacher Appreciation Gardening Gift Idea Plus Printable

Fold the edges to form the envelope and then tape or glue the edges.

Teacher Appreciation Gardening Gift Idea Plus Printable

Your seed packet is now nicely wrapped in a thank you to teacher. Now you will also be able to feel that there is a place at the top where you can safely punch a whole. 

Teacher Appreciation Gardening Gift Idea Plus Printable

Once you have the whole punched you can thread some twine through and tie it to a gardening tool or pair of gloves. 

Teacher Appreciation Gardening Gift Idea Plus Printable

Do you have any inexpensive or creative teacher appreciation gift ideas?



8 Awesome Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas

by Jennifer Wieland
Wayfair Housewarming Party - Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas #wayfairhomemaker

Wayfair Housewarming Party - Teacher APpreciation Gift Ideas #wayfairhomemaker

It’s hard to believe that the end of another school year is quickly approaching! My kids will soon be moving on from their teachers they currently have and it’s time for me to thank them for the tremendous job they have done for them and the rest of their students this year. Having worked for our school district before and being an executive board member of our PTA I know how hard the school staff work each and every day.That’s why when I got to host and pick what I wanted to do for a Wayfair Housewarming Party I knew I wanted to focus on teacher appreciation gift ideas. Teacher Appreciation Day is May 3rd this year or you can always just wait and hand them out at the end of the school year. Either way, your child’s teacher will definitely appreciate these gift ideas. 

Being a printable lover, foodie, baker and all around sweets junkie I have some fun and easy ideas from past years here on My Sweet Sanity but I am also going to share some awesome ideas from some of the other Wayfair Homemakers as well. 

Wayfair Housewarming Party - Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas #wayfairhomemaker

Photos courtesy of Wife In Progress, Organized 31, Craving Some Creativity and Tiger Strypes.

Upcycled Pringles Can & a Free Teacher Appreciation Printable from My Sweet Sanity (That’s me!)

This is a great way to reuse something and turn it into something special. It’s a project the kids can help with and once the project is done the kids can also help bake a special cookie treat for their teacher to fill it with.

End of Year Teacher Appreciation Gift: Up-Cycled Pringles Can - My Sweet Sanity

As a baker and someone who routinely baked for the staff when I worked for the district I can tell you how much a little sugar boost is loved during the day.

End of Year Teacher Appreciation Gift: Up-Cycled Pringles Can - My Sweet Sanity

DIY Painter Tile Coasters from Wife in Progress

I absolutely adore this idea as a teacher appreciation gift! It’s inexpensive, your child can do it themselves and it’s so functional! Your child can let their artistic side come through with this project. Plus with all the warm weather everyone knows how much cups sweat so this would be a great way to help a teacher protect their desk and all the papers they have on it. 

DIY Painted Tile Coasters for Teacher Appreciation #WayfairHomemaker

Photo courtesy of Wife In Progress

DIY Teacher Appreciation Gifts from Organized 31

I don’t know about you but for my kids being on IEPs and having special needs they have multiple teachers, aides and therapists that all deserve thank yous at the end of the year or sometimes at just random times. I love this easy, inexpensive and fun way to tell your child’s teachers thank you for all they do. I know the sugar and caffeine rush will also go a long way in making the days easier on them. 

DIY Teacher Appreciation Gifts #WayfairHomemaker

Photo courtesy of Organized 31

Candle Jar Succulent Garden from Wife in Progress

I am a huge fan of crafts that recycle or upcycle things that would be normally tossed into the trash and end up at some landfill. I also happen to burn a lot of candles here and am excited to give this a try not just as a teacher gift but for me as well. As for a teacher gift succulents in small planters like this are a great way to gift some greenery to a garden loving teacher with pots small enough for her to keep in class near the windows. 

Teacher Appreciation gift idea - Candle Jar Succulent Garden #WayfairHomemaker

Photo courtesy of Wife In Progress

Teacher Appreciation Printable Gift Tag and Tea Gift Idea from My Sweet Sanity

I am a tea drinker and I know there are a lot of others that love the stuff as well. Last year I created this adorable lemon slice gift tag printable to attach to an insulated cup filled with different teas and sweeteners. This is a fun and useful idea because who couldn’t use an insulated cup especially a teacher when there are still many schools across the country without air conditioners. This will definitely help keep a teacher hydrated. 

End of Year Teacher Gift Tag Printable

“Back to School Cake” from Tiger Strypes

This is a fun, cute and creative way to help a teacher replenish their school supplies for the next year! Plus, as we all know, every great celebration needs an equally great cake! You could even get creative and swap out the pencils for some fun can colorful pens or colored pencils. There are so many possibilities with this one and the great thing is you can get most of the supplies you’ll need to make this at the dollar store. 

Wayfair Housewarming Party - Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas Back to School Cake #wayfairhomemaker

Photo courtesy of Tiger Strypes

Free Teacher Appreciation Printable from Craving Some Creativity

This beautiful printable is delightful in its own right but I love how she used a ruler to make it into a stake that sits inside of a flower growing kit! What a perfect and special card and gift idea for a teacher who loves to garden! Plus, the DIY flower growing kit will make for a nice summer project one afternoon. After hours and hours of kids in a classroom I’m sure the quiet project will be a dream.

Wayfair Housewarming Party  Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas - Free Teacher Appreciation Printable #wayfairhomemaker

Photo courtesy of Craving Some Creativity

DIY Peppermint Sugar Scrub from Wife in Progress

After a school year of dealing with rambunctious children all day long, every teacher deserves a little pampering. This simple homemade gift is easy to do and I’m sure will be appreciated as a way to get sore, tired feet summer ready. Don’t worry if you’re not a fan of peppermint or want a more summery scent, that’s no big deal. Just swap out the peppermint essential oil for something more refreshing like lemon, lime, orange or grapefruit. 

Wayfair Housewarming Party Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas - Homemade Peppermint Sugar Scrub #wayfairhomemaker

Photo courtesy of Wife in Progress

Crafting and DIY not your thing? Don’t you worry! Wayfair has a great selection of items that any teacher would be happy to get as a gift. Many teachers spend money out of their own pockets to stock and decorate their classrooms and a stimulating classroom helps to engage children. Just head over HERE and browse some awesome classroom necessities so your child’s teacher can get a jump on next year without taking a hit to their pocketbook. 

Do you have any other great Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas?



End of Year Teacher Gift Tag Printable

by Jennifer Wieland
End of Year Teacher Gift Tag Printable
This post is part of a sponsored campaign with MyPrintly and MomSelect. All thoughts and opinions are my own.



I love the school district my kids are in! It is a great district for special needs families. The schools and staff always go above and beyond to help and often are the first requesting additional services for kids. That is great because i know many parents that are in different districts with special needs children and they have to fight tooth and nail to get anything. I really love gifting the teachers and teacher’s aides with thank you gifts at the end of the year on the last day of school. However, having three kids that have IEP’s means that each one has more than one teacher, aides and therapists for different reasons. So I wish I could get each and every one of them an unbelievably amazing gift each year sadly that is just not a financial option for us or most families like ours. Fifteen to twenty gifts has to be done in a reasonable price range for us. This year, my youngest son Jackson will be gifting all of his teachers and aides with insulated cups filled with teas, sweeteners, and other convenience cold drink options. These useful gifts are then being adorned with these super cute end of year teacher gift tag printables.

End of Year Teacher Gift Tag Printable

These gifts are easy to do all you need to do to get started is download the printable file. You can print it as is or add a picture of your child to the center of the blank lemons. You can get the file by clicking HERE.

End of Year Teacher Gift Tag PrintableSUPPLIES

Printed out gift tags on card stock


glue or glue stick

hole puncher

End of Year Teacher Gift Tag Printable

I was able to quickly and easily get these printed out on my HP Envy printer. I love having a great quality color printer that works with all of my computers, tablets and phones!

End of Year Teacher Gift Tag Printable

Cut out the circles, one front and one back one. Add a photo of your child by printing one and pasting it onto the center of the back circle.

End of Year Teacher Gift Tag Printable

Use glue or glue stick to get the back of the circles good and tacky. Then line up the circles making sure the fronts will match up (top to top and bottom to bottom) and then press together.

End of Year Teacher Gift Tag Printable

Punch a whole with your whole puncher at the top and center of the circle. Fill up cute cups with some iced tea, sweeteners and other cold drink ideas. Add some crinkle paper so the items don’t shift and then attach the gift tag using a ribbon of your choice.

End of Year Teacher Gift Tag Printable

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Teacher Appreciation Day Candy Bar Wrapper Printable

by Jennifer Wieland
Free Printable Teacher Appreciation Day Candy Bar Wrapper



Teacher Appreciation Day is this week and teachers definitely deserve some appreciation. This year besides doing the blog here I have also worked as a recess supervisor at the school my two youngest kids go to. I know first hand how much school staff goes through day in and day out to help your kids learn and grow. In my district though most parents do end of year gifts instead of Teacher Appreciation Day gifts. This is what I plan to do but I also want to give them something on Teacher Appreciation Day that will let them know that I am thinking of them and how much they do each day and how a sugar and caffeine boost midday can make all the difference in the world. Also, since I have three kids in elementary school and all of them are on IEPs they see a lot of teachers each week between them all. That’s why I designed these Teacher Appreciation Day Candy Bar Wrapper Printables. It’s a quick, easy and inexpensive way to let your child’s teachers know that you appreciate all they do.

Free Printable Teacher Appreciation Day Candy Bar Wrapper

Since these were designed to go to teachers I went with the obvious and classic, green school chalkboard motif. The front detail looks like early elementary lined paper with a thank you blurb in a child-like script.

Free Printable Teacher Appreciation Day Candy Bar Wrapper

The back side when wrapped has a message wishing them a happy Teacher Appreciation Day in a bolder font. Both fonts were done in a pale yellow to replicate the old school yellow chalk that used to be in so many classrooms back in the day. I also added the standard apples on for embellishment.

Free Printable Teacher Appreciation Day Candy Bar Wrapper

It’s quick and easy to make these. All you have to do is print out the free printable, cut them out, wrap them around a candy bar, tape and you are done and ready to gift. To download the printable just click HERE.


Do you have a gift you like to give your kid’s teachers?


End of Year Teacher Appreciation Gift

by Jennifer Wieland
End of Year Teacher Appreciation Gift: Up-Cycled Pringles Can - My Sweet Sanity

I know this past week was Teacher Appreciation Day but I like to wait until the end of the year to gift the teachers with one nicer gift instead of two smaller ones and while some parents do send in gifts on Teacher Appreciation Day I know most in my school district just wait the few extra weeks and send in their appreciation gift the last week of school. Now there are a million and one ideas on the internet and Pinterest in particular for just this very thing but I figured I’d just add to the ever-growing list with a cute printable and a fun, cute and crafty way to package up baked goods, candy or other small items.

At the end of every school year I usually send a gift card to the teachers but just handing over the gift card seems so boring so I usually pair it with some baked goods or candy. This year some of the kid’s teachers will be getting a gift card along with cookies packaged in an adorable and very summery flower container that can be reused and is made by up-cycling Pringles cans. I also created a blackboard looking gift tag to hang from the flower . All-in-all I couldn’t be happier with how cute these came out and the Pringles can is the perfect size and shape to hold cookies and help keep them fresh.

End of Year Teacher Appreciation Gift: Up-Cycled Pringles Can - My Sweet Sanity


Empty Pringles Can, inside and lid cleaned

Green Foam Sheet

Green Felt, cut into two leaves

2-4 Felt Sheets, in different colors

Flowers, cut out to use as templates


Teacher Printable Gift Tag

Hot Glue Gun & Glue Sticks

Cookies, Candy or Other Treats

End of Year Teacher Appreciation Gift: Up-Cycled Pringles Can - My Sweet Sanity

Measure and cut the green foam sheet to fit around the Pringles can. Hot glue it into place making sure that the seems meet. Use the flower templates to cut out the three different sized flower shapes and the circle center for the flower in the felt colors of your choice. Hot glue the two felt green leaves to the top of the Pringles lid. Then hot glue the largest flower over the leaves. Follow those with the medium and smallest flowers and the circle. Next fill the can with whatever you are using. Punch a whole in the teacher printable gift tag and run the ribbon through the hole. Tie the ribbon onto the Pringles can about 3/4 of the way to the top.

End of Year Teacher Appreciation Gift: Up-Cycled Pringles Can - My Sweet Sanity

This is such a pretty way to give a treat to a teacher and they can reuse the flower container when it’s empty. It would be perfect for pens and pencils or to stash treats for themselves on their desk.

End of Year Teacher Appreciation Gift: Up-Cycled Pringles Can - My Sweet Sanity

Don’t those cookies look good? I realized I needed to bake up some cookies to fill this for photos and wouldn’t you know it, I came up with a new cookie recipe that will be up later this week.

Here is a close up of the printable that would also work well with a bouquet of flowers or a potted plant.

End of Year Teacher Appreciation Gift: Up-Cycled Pringles Can - My Sweet Sanity


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