April 3, 2014

Teacher Appreciation Gift Idea

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This week is Teacher Appreciation Week.  What an important week.  I hope that everyone remembers to take the opportunity to tell your kids teachers Thank You because teachers really are amazing.  Our school does a really good job appreciating our teachers.  They have a special activity planned every day of the week including door decorating, favorite meals, favorite snacks, etc so the teachers feel extra special.  We are very lucky to have two great teachers right now so I am excited for my kids to give them their teacher appreciation gift.

Teacher Appreciation Gift

Mason Jar
Black Vinyl
Cricut Machine
Card stock
Yellow Paint
Paint Brush


1.  Paint your Mason Jar Yellow.  I ended up adding a little bit of orange into the yellow paint to get a more school bus yellow than a sunshine yellow.  I did one coat on the inside and one coat of paint on the outside.

2.  Let your jar dry.
3.  With your Cricut Machine, cut “ABC” on Vinyl and cut a tag out with your card stock. You can print Thank You on, or write with Sharpie.

4. Apply ABC Vinyl to your jar.
5. Wrap twine around jar and then attach Thank You Tag.
6.  Add favorite yellow flowers of choice.  I got these flowers at Hobby Lobby.

7. Tell your teacher how much you appreciate her!

This craft is really easy to make that your child could make it for their teacher.  Depending on the age of your child, they would probably need some help with the Vinyl but any older age child would be just fine!  This could be a great gift any time of year but especially Back to School, Teacher Appreciation Week or End of School Year.


  1. I love the colored jar; so cute!

  2. That came out so well. I really want to try painting a mason jar.

  3. This is such a great gift idea! My daughters teacher would just love a gift like this!

  4. That is so pretty. I am sure so many teachers would love to receive this!! So creative with the colored jar!

  5. i ADORE the yellow you chose. so bright and fun!!

  6. I love what you did! It looks fantastic and I want to do something similar for Mother’s Day Gifts!

  7. What a cute idea. I want to do this for my son’s teachers.

  8. I can think of so many people who love that idea, not even just teachers. This is adorable!

  9. Amy Desrosiers says:

    Oh man, I wish I knew it was teacher appreciation week a lot sooner! I feel bad now that I didnt create anything like this for my daughters hard-working teacher.

  10. Awww now this is a seriously adorable and creative idea! Can’t imagine any teacher that wouldn’t adore this. Sooo thoughtful! So sweet 😉

  11. What a fun idea for a thank you! Any teacher that receives this is for sure going to appreciate it.

  12. This is such a fun teacher git, simple, affordable but totally a keepsake. My daughter could even help paint these for her teacher, thanks for a great idea.. end of school year is just around the corner.

  13. This is so cute! I would have loved to receive this when I was a teacher.

  14. 2 things on my list- learning how to paint a mason jar and how to use a Cricut machine!

  15. Thank you for reminding me that Teacher appreciation week is this week!!! I totally forgot. What a cute vase and flowers!

  16. I love using mason jars for different gift ideas. This is a really cute, I love the flowers you used!

  17. Fantastic! I love these. We are definitely making these for the teachers! I agree, everyone should take the time to show appreciation for teachers! They help shape our children!!

  18. Melissa Au says:

    When is your teacher appreciation week? Ours was this week.

  19. I love mason jar crafts, and this one doesn’t disappoint! So cute, and any teacher would be thrilled to receive this!

  20. That is so cute! What a great gift for a teacher. I know a few teacher friends of mine who’d love to get this!

  21. Oh no! I didn’t know it was Teacher Appreciation week already. The school usually lets us know so we can bring stuff in. Maybe ours is going to be another week. I am going to have to find out because we love our teachers and need to show them. Love the flowers you chose, those are so pretty!

  22. That is adorable. Great idea.

  23. Love this. Such an easy and cute gift to give. I pinned this so I’ll have it for when Bubbles starts school.

  24. This is adorable. Any teacher would appreciate this.

  25. Simple, but pretty!


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