Ideas for Teacher Appreciation Week

Teacher Appreciation week is coming up the first week of May, and today I’m over at Skip To My Lou sharing a super-easy gift idea for teachers. Plus I’ve got a bunch more teacher appreciation ideas right here.

Love this cute card for giving and iTunes Gift Card for Teacher Appreciation via @PagingSupermom

First let’s talk about the easy route. I grabbed these iTunes Gift Cards at the grocery store — talk about not even going out of your way. Plus this is bound to be one of teacher’s favorite gifts, and with the free printable packaging idea I’m sharing over at Skip To My Lou, you’re teacher appreciation gifts are as good as done!

Love this card for giving and iTunes Gift Card for Teacher Appreciation via @PagingSupermom

Here are nine more fabulous teacher appreciation gifts from our archives.

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9 Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas

Teacher Appreciation Stamp

Today we have a bunch of easy gift ideas to help you get ready for Teacher Appreciation week next month. We hear teachers spend a lot of time grading papers; so this handmade star stamp is a sweet gift your little one’s teacher can put to good use.

DIY Star Stamp Teacher Gift with FREE Printable via @PagingSupermom

DIY Star Stamp Teacher Gift with FREE Printable via @PagingSupermom

TO MAKE: For this star stamp you’ll need our free printable Star Teacher Stamp Label template, mod podge, pink eraser, craft knife, super glue and a block of wood.

You may be able to find precut blocks of wood at the craft store. We cut our wood from an inexpensive 1×2 board. You may not know this, but 1x2s actually measure 3/4 x 1-1/2 inches… you know, just to be confusing. Using a simple miter box and saw cut these boards down to 1-1/2 inch pieces. The block’s finished dimensions should be 1-1/2 x 1-1/2 x 3/4 inches. Let the kids sand the block so it’s nice and smooth.

DIY Star Stamp Teacher Gift with FREE Printable via @PagingSupermom

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Easy Star Ruler Wreath

Love this idea from @PagingSupermom. Super easy to whip together for #BackToSchool Decor

We are all sad that summer is over already. I have been trying to cheer things up with a bunch of fun back to school prep. We’ve decorated our mantle (using this and this), we have been clothes shopping, and of course stocking up on school supplies. I think I’ve mentioned before that buying school supplies is my favorite parts of back to school season. In fact, I have been known to buy a bucket-full of paper, pencils, crayons, rulers, glue and more and keep them in a cheerful bucket on my kitchen counter. I swear it cheers me up as much as a floral arrangement, but I know I’m kind of weird.

Love this star ruler wreath idea from @PagingSupermom. Super easy to whip together for #BackToSchool Decor

I love the project we created for this month’s issue of Raising Arizona Kids magazine. It is a super-easy ruler star, and it would look so fabulous on our mantle. I can’t find then one we made for this photoshoot so I’m off to the store today to buy more rulers so I can make one with the kiddos this afternoon — because you know I’m happy for any excuse to buy more school supplies!

Love this star ruler wreath from @PagingSupermom. Super easy to whip together for #BackToSchool Decor

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Teacher Appreciation Door Decorating

This morning I woke up early to go decorate the door for my daughter’s teacher. Our school is one of many that have a tradition where homeroom moms decorate the classroom doors for teacher appreciation week. Since Aimée and I also headed up the SNAP Door Decorating contest, I guess you could say we are becoming door decorating experts. I thought it would be fun to share some of the doors I saw in the hallway at school today (please excuse the phone photos).


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Gift Wrap Ideas From Scrapbook Supplies

Amy Tangerine Plus One as Gift Wrap via @PagingSupermom

When our pals at American Crafts asked if we wanted to get crafty with the new Amy Tangerine Plus One collection, we couldn’t say “Yes!” fast enough. Those of you who follow us on Instagram also got pretty excited when we shared a photo of this box full of goodies.

Love the #AmyTangerine Plus One collection especially that skinny #washitape

Amy Tangerine’s Plus One is the top selling collection from American Crafts winter line, and it has already sold out of most stores. Luckily on March 24 HSN is going to have five discounted bundles of Amy Tangerine’s Plus One collection. We hear prices will start at just under $20, and bundles will include a basic kit, an embellishment kit, an embroidery kit and a stamping kit. Also the sold out Plus One Project Life Mini Kit will be available at a discounted price (read more here about why we love Project Life).

Amy Tangerine Plus One as Gift Wrap via @PagingSupermom

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