Candy Themed Teacher Appreciation Gift Idea
Crafts - July 31, 2021

I’m always on the lookout for cute gifts for teachers and put my creative juices together and made a candy themed teacher appreciation gift idea.

Teacher Sweet Treat Gift Idea sign

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The school year is finally over. It’s been an interesting year; none of us will ever forget. The kids started out doing homeschooling and finally did in person schooling.

It was an adjustment for everyone. I am definitely not cut out for homeschooling; however, I did it.

There were lots of tears. And the boys cried too. But I found comfort in knowing that we weren’t alone.

Teachers Deserve a Thoughtful Gift

The teachers have been amazing. They have gone above and beyond. They need a vacation.

Feeling a little uneasy during the pandemic, I decided to help out and became a substitute teacher. It is not easy. But it is especially hard doing it through a pandemic. The teachers put their lives on the line for the sake of teaching my kids.

I wanted to make the end of the year teacher’s gifts or maybe a sweet treat for teacher appreciation day. This is an easy DIY teacher’s appreciaton gift that is personal.

It was probably the most heartfelt gift I’ve given any teacher. I really wanted to make them something thoughtful and special. I wanted something personalized.

Homemade Teacher Appreciation Gifts

I wanted a homemade teacher’s gift. They have done so much for us. It’s just a simple token of appreciation.

So, I checked out some teacher appreciation gift ideas. I found some printable teacher tags and I recently made a cute sign with painted rulers. This inspired me to make this sign with rulers too.

I’m not sure that they needed more gifts or gift cards.

Handmade gifts for teachers can touch them in a different way. These are perfect for teacher appreciation week.

Teacher Sweet Treat Gift Idea sign with candy highlighter

I found a sweet treat for teacher appreciation. If you’re looking for something handmade and personal for teacher appreciation gifts, this personalized name sign is so much fun. You can tailor it to whatever your teacher likes.

blue highlighter for sweet treat for teacher appreciation

My favorite part of this sign is the detachable candy scented candy highlighters.

*I recommend giving them a little bag with extra velcro dots or strips.

Teacher Sweet Treat Gift Idea

Materials for a Candy Themed Teacher Appreciation Gift Idea

Tools for a Teacher Appreciation Gift Idea

Directions for Painting Sign

You don’t need to be a professional DIY’er to do this. I am no artist.

wood plaque and stain for Teacher Sweet Treat Gift Idea

I purchased a hanging wood board from Micheal’s.

I stained the wood just to give it some texture. This is optional. I also used white spray paint to spray the wood plaque and let it dry for a few hours. We live in Arizona so it dries fast.

I used lil’ watercolor paint pods. These work great because they stain the ruler and you can still tell that they are rulers even though the colors are nice and bright. You can also layer.

painted rulers and lollypop pen with painted letters for Candy Themed Teacher Appreciation Gift Idea

I used Gorilla Wood Glue to stick the rulers on the sign and also the letters.

Make sure to press down hard and put something heavy on top of the rulers so they stick well.

note pals sticky tabs for Candy Themed Teacher Appreciation Gift Idea

Directions for Adding Stuff to the Sign

I added the OOLY note pals sticky tabs , OOLY sakox lollypop gummy bear scented pens and the OOLY sugar joy scented double-ended highlighters and used the gorilla glue to stick the velcro on the wood

gummy bear pen

These gummy bear scented pens are adorable. This little pom pom pen from Korea is so fun because especially because it’s scented.

sign with note pals, pen and highlighter

I used the Self Adhesive Velcro Dots and Non-Adhesive Back Nylon Strips Fabric Fastener to make a detachable pen and notes.

The back of adhesive velcro is not strong enough to stick to wood so use wood glue.

Then I used Typewriter wood letters and spray painted them teal. Then for her last name I used Typewriter Wood Letters – 1 1/4″ and spray painted them pink.

Even though I spray painted the letters, you can also use Chunkies Paint Sticks. They are great because there is no mess and also dry fast. You can also use lil’ poster paint pods.

My favorite part of this sign are the OOLY are the double ended hightlighters. They really made the sign sweet!

period after S

Also, for the period at the end of the Mrs. I just used a hole puncher and punched a hole in foam paper and used the wood glue to sick it on.


Candy Themed Teacher's DIY Sign

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Make an adorable personalized sign for teacher


    Get a hanging wood slab

    Stain the wood with any color (optional)

    Let it dry

    Spray paint the wood with color of choice

    Paint rulers with watercolors

    Let it dry

    Glue the rulers on the board

    Paint letters of choice

    Let dry

    Glue them on the board

    put velcro dots on items you want to add and detach

    add highlighters and sticky notes using glue and velcro


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I think this is the perfect gift for teachers for any occasion.

Candy themed teacher's sign pin

A personalized sign is a gift every teacher will love! Don’t forget the Teacher appreciation tag!

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