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    10 Simple And Doable DIY Gift Ideas For Teachers' Day

    Nabeela Mahboob Nabeela Mahboob 5 Mins Read

    Nabeela Mahboob Nabeela Mahboob


    Written by Nabeela Mahboob and published on 03 May 2021.

    If you're wondering what your child should give his teacher on Teachers' Day, this is just for you. Here are 10 simple and inexpensive Teachers' Day DIY gift ideas

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    10 Simple And Doable DIY Gift Ideas For Teachers' Day

    Our educators need to be appreciated ever so often for their efforts to mold children into intelligent and responsible human beings. Teachers' Day is an apt occasion to show our appreciation to the torch-bearers of education. And there's no better gift than a handmade one that reflects the love and gratefulness of the student. Getting a gift from a shop may not convey the same message as a personalized gift made by your child. The thoughtfulness of such gifts brings a special smile to the face of all teachers and they would love to cherish something like that. Even a simple handmade card would make a world of difference to a teacher.

    Teachers' Day gift ideas that are easy to make

    1. Handmade bookmark

    Every teacher loves to read. We rarely find them without a book in their hands. A handmade bookmark is a thing they would cherish and use.

    Materials required: A piece of thick paper, pattern paper, a small strip of lace, some bright-colored ribbon.

    How to make: 

    • Cut a long piece of paper
    • Back it up with a pattern paper or a color paper
    • Write the message in the center
    • Cut small strips of lace and decorate the base
    • Punch a hole to add a ribbon
    • Gift it to a bookworm teacher

    2. Buttons fridge magnet

    It's nice to remind them on an everyday basis how beautiful they are, by making them a photo frame to put on their fridge.

    Materials required: Two cardstocks, colored buttons, glue and a small magnet.

    How to make: 

    • Cut two cardstocks into the same size
    • Make one of the cardstocks into a frame by cutting out the center
    • Stick buttons of your choice all around the frame
    • Glue the back of the frame to the other cardstock on three sides and leave one side open to insert the picture
    • Now glue the magnet on the back of the frame
    • Wrap it up and gift it to your teacher

    3. Teacup planter

    There are teachers who love nature or do a bit of gardening to relax after a tiring day's work. Here is a lovely make-at-home teacup planter that will always remind her of you.

    Materials required: An old or unused teacup, a small cactus plant, some soil

    How to make: 

    • Take an old teacup and fill it with planting soil
    • Press down the center to make a hole
    • Place a cactus of your choice and cover it up on the top with more soil
    • Write your message to your teacher on a plain paper and stick it to an ice cream stick.
    • Place that message next to that cactus and your planter is ready.

    4. Pencil toppers

    Every teacher we know uses pencils. These toppers help their desks look colorful and cheerful. These pencil toppers also remind the children of the importance of knowledge and writing.

    Materials required: Glittery foam sheet in various colors, pencils and glue

    How to make: 

    • Grab a glittery foam sheet or card stock
    • Flip it over and draw your favorite shape (dolphin, flower, star, etc.)
    • Cut the shape out and apply glue on the backside
    • Stick them on to the top of pencils
    • Gift it to a teacher who loves to doodle and draw

    5. Handmade card with candy

    Giving a teacher a card is common on Teachers' Day but how about giving them some sweets as well? A card is important as it conveys the right message from student to teacher.

    Materials required: Cardstock, sketch pens, candy with a green wrapper

    How to make: 

    • Fold a piece of cardstock in the center to make it into a card
    • Draw a flower of your choice and color it with your favorite colors
    • Stick green wrapper candies to make them look like leaves
    • Gift it to a teacher who is very sweet

    6. Pencil stand

    This is something that every teacher can use at their desks. It will add color and character to their workspace. A pencil stand will ensure that the teachers writing aids are kept neatly.

    Materials required: A tin can, black paint, coloring pencils, glue

    How to make: 

    • Take a used tin can and paint it black
    • Grab a pack of color pencils
    • Stick each pencil, one after the other, on the tin vertically
    • Tie a ribbon around it
    • Gift it to your favorite teacher

    7. Customized pen

    A pen is an important tool for a teacher and giving her a personalized one will be well-received and accepted as a lovely gift.

    Materials required: One transparent ballpoint pen, patterned paper

    How to make:

    • Take a ballpoint pen and open the back cover to take out the refill.
    • Cut out a thin strip of patterned paper.
    • Roll the paper and put it inside the long tube-like body of the pen
    • Put back the refill in the pen and screw back the cover.
    • What you get is a customized pen
    • Gift it to a teacher who loves to write.

    8. Handmade badge

    It is a pride to wear a badge of appreciation and honor. Give your teacher the joy of wearing one on this special day by making him one.

    Materials required: Two cardstock, glue and a safety pin

    How to make: 

    • Take a card and draw a circle.
    • Cut out the circle and keep it aside
    • Take another piece of cardstock in a different color and repeat the same process but by drawing a smaller circle
    • Stick the smaller circle on top of the bigger one
    • Write your message to your teacher on the smaller circle
    • Use a cello tape to secure a safety pin at the back
    • Gift it to your favorite teacher

    9. Shaker card

    Here's an awesome video on how to handmade Shaker Card for Teachers' Day:

    10. Mosaic pen holder

    Try this interesting DIY mosaic pen holder to gift your teacher. Here is the video.

    Students often have their favorite teachers who they admire for various reasons. On their special day, it is a nice gesture to show them some love. Your child can make any of these useful and DIY gifts for her teachers, which will be cherished for a lifetime.


    Malini Sep 5 2017

    Very practical and doable ideas. Useful writeup.


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